May 11 – June 30, 2023
CLAMP is proud to present “Jason Langer | Friends & Lovers”—an exhibition of Langer’s works on the gallery’s mezzanine from May 7 to June 30, 2023. Included in the exhibition are two photographs from his most recent book “Berlin,” published by Kerber Verlag, as well as several photographs that were deemed too provocative for the book’s publication.
The creation of “Friends and Lovers” and “Berlin” was a deeply personal and intricate journey for Langer, influenced by his Jewish identity and childhood experiences. Over a period of five years, Langer documented the locations in Berlin where Jewish people were deported or sought refuge during the Holocaust, as well as the contemporary lifestyle of Berliners. This amalgamation of history, architecture, and modern-day culture is evident in both the book and the exhibition.
“Berlin” is organized geographically, taking the reader on a journey from west to east, towards the rising sun. The book reflects Langer’s personal journey through the city’s layers of history, from the present to the past, and back again.