Die Zukunft des Dezentralen - Stiftung Baukultur Weimar

Colloquium — The future of the decentralized

Stiftung Baukultur Thuringen initiates a series of colloquia under the header ‘Die Zukunft des Dezentralen / the future of the decentralized’.

‘How is life in a decentralized area? How do perspectives and innovations arise? Who are the actors and how do they live, live and work? The Baukultur Thuringia Foundation invites selected actors to two digital evening events as part of the exhibition Wohnschau Thuringia to report on their actions, their motivation and wealth of ideas. What is it that defines living in Thuringia, in particular, but also in other decentralized areas of Europe, what potential does it have and how can resilience, quality and innovations be developed?’ – Stiftung Baukultur Thüringen (website) / Google Translate

On Dezember 09, 2021 Robert Ilgen and I will be in an online conversation with Jessica Christoph and Stephan Jung.

Stiftung Baukultur Thüringen Studio is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85227191607?pwd=bHJ3NnFReGlXa0pPM0ZXRmZPWStKZz09

Meeting ID: 852 2719 1607 Passcode: 027337

Colloquium #1
Thursday, December 09, 2021, 6:00pm
5:45pm – opening of the chatroom
6:00pm – statements

Robert Ilgen, architect, TAKTAK, Schwallungen/Vilnius
Robert Schlotter, artist, photographer and treekeeper, Bielefeld/Albersdorf, Thüringen

moderation: Stephan Jung and Jessica Christoph

Stiftung Baukultur Thüringen
+49 3643.9009370


Vienna Art Book Fair

My book work will be on view at the table of malenki.net during Vienna Art Book Fair #1 at dieAngewandte, Vienna.

For three days, the Vienna Art Book Fair #1 will offer an accompanying program that includes exhibitions, guided tours through the fair, book presentations, artists’ talks, readings, panels, workshop visits and performances.

October, 04 – 06, 2019

dieAngewandte – University of Applied Arts Vienna
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7
1030 Vienna


Paper Fetisch Amsterdam

Paper Fetish Amsterdam

My book work will be on view at the table of malenki.net during THE FIRST Art-Zine & Indie Self-Publishing Festival, Paper Fetish in Amsterdam.

June 01, 2019

Paper Fetish Amsterdam
Droogbak 9 H


It’s a book / HGB Leipzig

It’s a book

My book work will be on view at the table of malenki.net during this years It’s a book at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. You can find more details about the exciting side program here. Bring your headphones!

Saturday, March 23, 2019
12 AM – 9 PM

Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst
Wächterstraße 11
04107 Leipzig



UNSEEN Book Market at UNSEEN Amsterdam

UNSEEN Book Market, UNSEEN Amsterdam

My book work will be on view at the table of malenki.net during UNSEEN Book Market at the UNSEEN Amsterdam.

public Opening hours

Friday, September 21, 2018
11AM – 9PM

Saturday, September 22, 2018
11AM – 8PM

Sunday, September 23, 2018
11AM – 5PM





UNSEEN Book Market on Facebook


UNSEEN Book Market
Pazzanistraat 33
1014 DB Amsterdam
The Nederlands

f2 Fotofestival Dortmund 2017

f2 Fotofestival Dortmund

During the f2 Fotofestival Dortmund I will give a talk about my work in general and my work Beyond Cold War in particular. Also I will illuminate the conception of the resulting book and provide further insights into the functioning of the platform malenki.net, I founded with Katrin Kamrau in 2010.

Saturday, July 01, 2017, 12pm

Kulturort Depot
Immermannstr. 29
44147 Dortmund


Sven Lindhorst-Emme — Raum für drastische Maßnahmen

Stand der Dinge

February  18, 2017 – February  26, 2017
Raum für drastische Maßnahmen Berlin

Collection Lindhorst-Emme — While working as a graphic designer, Sven Lindhorst-Emme made book works for various artists. By being paid for his work partial by trade-off, he built up a collection of artworks including photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.
During the exhibition all collected artworks will be on view, next to a selection of books, designed by Sven Lindhorst-Emme.

Featuring work by Sina Heffner, Karsten Kronas, Johanna Saxen, Maria Sturm, Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Ana Baumgart & Ina Schoof, Anne-Sophie Stolz, Renke Brandt, Frank Eickhoff, Anthony Burill, Lotte Reimann, Michael Klaus, Yana Wernicke, Alexandra Polina, Sabine Schründer, Kathrin Tschirner, Robert Schlotter, Heinrich Holtgreve, NCL, Thomas Prochnow, Michael Kruscha, Chrisse Kunst, Carolin Bollig, Benedikt Luft, Joanna Buchowska, Andrea Grützner, Jewgeni Roppel, Helen Marie Hecker, Clemens Fantur, Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek, Leon Reindl, Meller Ehlert

Curated by Ana Baumgart & Carolin Bollig

opening: February 18, 2017, 8pm
opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 5pm – 8pm

Raum für drastische Maßnahmen e. V.
Oderstr. 34
10247 Berlin


Photo Book Salon — Düsseldorf Photo Weekend

Düsseldorf Photo Weekend — Photo Book Salon

February 03, 2017 – February 05, 2017
Campus Derendorf, Hochschule Düsseldorf

“In the historic library of the Hochschule Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences), the Photo Book Salon presents a versatile program around the photo book: 35 books of the shortlist are presented in the exhibition of the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award. The award, which was founded in 2013, honors the photo book with three main categories: First PhotoBook, Photo Catalogue of the Year and PhotoBook of the Year.
In a book salon with selected European photo book publishers, the visitor gets access to current publications and a chance for an exchange with the publishers. The Photo Book Salon is complemented by an exciting program of lectures devoted to the photo book, as a popular medium, collector’s item and narrative work.”

Hochschule Düsseldorf
Campus Derendorf
Münsterstraße 156
40476 Düsseldorf


Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin

December 09, 2016 – December 11, 2016
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

My work will be presented at the table of malenki.net.

“Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin takes place 9–11 December, 2016, as Europe’s premier festival for contemporary artists’ books and periodicals by artists and art publishers. Featuring 150+ international participants and a series of public programmes: discussions, readings, presentations, performances, and art works that explore the perimeters of today’s art publishing.”

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50–51
10557 Berlin / Germany


Kunstverein Roederhof

Open Ateliers — Kunstverein Roederhof

Due to the artist in residence program at Kunstverein Roederhof, I started my three month workstay at beginning of September 2016.

The open ateliers will allow the public to get a closer look at the working situation in general, and also to get a preview of my work at the halftime of my residence.

On 16th of October, 2016 Christin Wilcken and I will open the doors from 3-6 pm and warmly welcome you, your friends and your family!

Kunstverein Röderhof
Gut 50
38838 Röderhof (Huy)


Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair

Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair

October 15, 2016, 10am – 6pm

Find my book work at the table of malenki.net during this years Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair.

Koninklijke Academie Antwerpen
Mutsaardstraat 31
2000 Antwerp / Belgium


Liège Photobook Festival

Liège Photobook Festival

October 08 – October 09, 2016
Caserne Fonck, Liège / Belgium

During Liège Photobook Festival my photobooks will be presented by malenki.net

“Being the preferred medium of many photographers nowadays, the photobook lies at the heart of this festival. This event aims at bringing together, for the first time in Belgium, the best of the current independent photographic publishing world.
The programme includes: a book market with international independent publishers; projections; talks and debates with specialists from the publishing sector; portfolio reviews for Belgian and foreign photographers wishing to show their work to professionals (publishers, curators, art dealers, etc.).
The festival will take place in a friendly and festive atmosphere in order to foster exchange and encounters between all kinds of audiences.”

Caserne Fonck
Bld de la Constitution 41
4020 Liège / Belgium



wiels art book fair, 2016

Wiels Art Book Fair

September 09, 2016 – September 11, 2016
WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels / Belgium

“WIELS organizes, from 9 until 11 September, a fair in which artists, publishers and collectors offer art books, artists’ books, photo books, catalogues, periodicals and other printed matter on display and sale to the public.”

WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre
Av. Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Brussels / Belgium



shifting focus photobook market

Shifting Focus Berlin – Photobook Market

July 22, 2016 – July 24, 2016
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin / Germany

During Shifting Focus – Photobook Market, parts of my book work will be on display at the tables of malenki.net and Hermann Lohss.

“The SHIFTING FOCUS Photobook Market will focus on books from independent publishers and artists, as well as exclusive rare photo books. There will also be a programme with lectures about self-publishing and art of photo book-making today, as well as book signings.”

Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin / Germany



De Invasie van Antwerpen

April 30, 2016 & May 01, 2016
Kattendijkdok 21, Antwerp / Belgium

During De Invasie, malenki.net will offer a wide range of small-scale publication and editions.‬

De Invasie van Antwerpen
2000 Antwerp / Belgium


Beyond Cold War — Falkensee, Germany 2014

Beyond Cold War — VHS photo gallery Stuttgart

June 09, 2016 – July 24, 2016
VHS gallery, Stuttgart / Germany

My recent work «Beyond Cold War» will be presented in a solo exhibition at VHS photo gallery Stuttgart.

Opening: Wednesday, June 08, 2016, 7:30pm

Opening reception with Rüdiger Flöge, director VHS photogallery
Introduction by Marko Schacher, art historian and gallery owner

live music with Jürgen Bothner, saxophone

Rotebühlplatz 28
70173 Stuttgart / Germany


Lisbon Photobook Fair

Lisbon Photobook Fair

November 27, 2015 – November 29, 2015
Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa / Portugal

My work will be presented at the table of malenki.net. Further information about the Lisbon Photobook Fair can be found on the events facebook page: Feira do Livro de Fotografia de Lisboa

Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa
Rua da Palma nº 246
Lisboa / Portugal

Ghent Art Book Fair

May 15, 2016 & May 16, 2016
Dok-Noord, Ghent / Belgium

019, Dok Noord 5L
9000 Ghent / Belgium

kijk papers 2015 - Warte für Kunst, Kassel / Germany

kijk:papers 2015

June 04 – June 07, 2015
Warte für Kunst, Kassel / Germany

kijk:papers presents a fine selection of self-published books & editions and recent publications from independent publishers with a focus on photography, in the sidelines of the 7th International Photobook Festival / Kassel.

Warte für Kunst
Ausstellungsort und Experimentierfeld für zeitgenössische Kunst
Frankfurter Straße 54
34121 Kassel / Germany

Further information via

Books, books, books

March 26, 2015 – April 11, 2015
Tique Artspace, Antwerp / Belgium

“For many artists, the making of books and publications has been an important way to show and spread their work outside museums and galleries. Recent technological developments have dramatically lowered the threshold for producing a publication. An unfortunate effect of these technological advances is the disappearance of bookshops specializing in these types of publications.”

Featureing works by Nico Dockx (BE), Hans Gremmen (NL), Halo Publications (BE) and malenki.net (DE/BE)

Copenhagen Photo Festival 2014

June 05, 2014 – June 15, 2014

Parts of my work Beyond Cold War will be on view at this years Copenhagen Photo Festival.

‘The aim for Copenhagen Photo Festival is to create an international platform for contemporary photography in Denmark. A platform, which explores photography in all its facets, a platform for theoretical discussions and presentation of new pieces, where the national and international art scene, the professional photo scene and young photo talents as well as the amateur photo enthusiast can meet and explore contemporary photography.’

The space Beyond - exhibition catalog

The exhibition catalog is now available

According to the exhibition The Space Beyond at the Camera Club of New York I’m presenting to you the freshly printed catalog. Take a look inside or order it from alumni-katharinabosse.com

The Space Beyond - The Camera Club of New York

The space beyond

January 09, 2014 – February 15, 2014
The Camera Club of New York

Curated by Katharina Bosse. Featured artists: Norbert Eilers, Alexander Gehring, Andrea Grützner, Robert Schlotter and Paula Winkler. Follow the exhibition via facebook.com/spacebeyond and stay tuned!

The Camera Club of New York
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206
New York City, NY 10018-4212, USA

Linger on! — Goethe-Institut Washington D.C.

November 02, 2013 – January 31, 2014
Goethe-Institut Washington D.C.

Featuring photographs by Max Baumann, Iris Brosch, Reinhard Hentze, Carina Linge, Matthias Ritzmann and Robert Schlotter.

Opening Reception with artists Iris Brosch and Robert Schlotter as well as the German guitarist Conny Ochs. Introduced by Manon Bursian, President, Saxony-Anhalt Arts Foundation and Wilfried Eckstein, Director, Goethe-Institut Washington D.C.

Linger awhile. You are so beautiful. “Verweile doch, du bist so schön!” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe from Faust Part II

Linger on! (Verweile doch) – this is the impetus that continues to generate new photographers.

Capturing fleeting moments in time, these diverse works by six artists present extraordinary encounters with contemporary art. They range from documentary photography which enhances reality via the deft use of framing and lighting to precisely staged productions.

Presented as part of FotoWeek DC.

Goethe-Institut Washington D.C.
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3718, USA


Verweile Doch!

July 19, 2012 – August 19, 2012
Neuwerk 11, Halle (Saale) / Germany

Featured Artists: Max Baumann, Iris Brosch, Reinhard Hentze, Carina Linge, Matthias Ritzmann and Robert Schlotter.

Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt
Neuwerk 11
06108 Halle (Saale) / Germany

Copenhagen Photo Festival

June 07, 2012 – June 17, 2012
Copenhagen / Denmark

A selection of my Croatian Hotels will be shown at this years Copenhagen Photo Festival.

“June 7th – 17th the international Copenhagen Photo Festival opens its doors for the third time, with exhibitions all over the greater Copenhagen area, turning the city into one big gallery.”

Copenhagen Photo Festival

Neues im Westen

November 05, 2011 – November 18, 2011
Nummer zu Platz, Bielefeld / Germany

Nummer zu Platz
Große Kurfürstenstr. 81
33615 Bielefeld / Germany

kijk papers, Warte für Kunst Kassel / Germany, 2011


June 02, 2011 – June 12, 2011
Warte für Kunst, Kassel / Germany

From June 02 till June 12, 2011 more than 80 books and editions of international artists will be on show at the art space Warte für Kunst in Kassel / Germany. In the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the individual works in a relaxed atmosphere and talk to present participants.

Warte für Kunst
Ausstellungsort und Experimentierfeld
für zeitgenössische Kunst
Frankfurter Straße 54
34121 Kassel / Germany


I was here - CNA Dudelange / Luxembourg

A Venir / I was here — CNA, Dudelange / Luxembourg

March 26, 2010 – June 13, 2010
CNA Dudelange / Luxembourg

I was here questions and presents different approaches to the subject of tourism, from a photographic heritage, which seems to be innocuous, anonymous, forgotten and often of average quality – from the technical point of view.
With almost obsessive rigor – but not without humor – Joachim Schmid explores the world of found photographs for many years now, Robert Schlotter, who draws his images from recovered Super8-films, addresses the process of creating memory, and Erik Kessels chases stories worth telling from the collections, which were taken out of their original context.

CNA / Centre national de l’audiovisuel
1b rue du Centenaire
L-3475 Dudelange / Grand-Duché de Luxembourg