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© Annemarie van Buuren




For this new exhibition, we invited artists to show how their photographic practice can be used as a way to escape from certain realities. The various limitations we face in everyday life, whether related to a particular situation or to how society is structured, often lead us to look for ways of overcoming them. While some of us seek refuge in remote places or in nature, others are exploring means that allow a certain distortion of reality and the creation of a parallel, dreamlike universe. The motivations behind this search for evasion are numerous and different for everyone: escaping from our mundane way of seeing, from the daily routine, from the city, getting away from one’s thoughts, from certain circumstances, longing for spirituality, and many more.

Is escapism a synonym of dreaming? Can the photographic medium, which by essence reproduces the present, become a tool to get away from it? Can it provide a means of breaking away from the past? From one's memories or feelings? These questions have been explored in many different ways by artists who responded to PEP's open call. This exhibition will present their respective visions on the topic.


Schönhauser Allee 161A

10435 Berlin


Admission free

October 15 to 18, 2020

Opening night:

Thursday, October 15, from 18:00

Opening hours:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00

General hygiene measures apply

Selected artists:


Annemarie van Buuren

Gerasimos Platanas

Annick Donkers

Mauro Pinotti

Denis Boudilov

Luis Barbosa

Martin Brandau

Dellfina Dellert and Luka Lukasiak

Alex Delapena

Haydar Pekdüz

Bruno Leite Silva

Teri Varhol

Louisa Boeszoermeny

Antonio Verrascina



Antonio Rodriguez

Bénédicte Blondeau

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