Rodchenko Art School, Moscow

Der Greif did a workshop at Rodchenko Art School, organized by Goethe Institute Moscow. The workshop lastet for four days and was open for students of the photography course at Rodchenko. Participants were coming from different semesters and were encouraged to work in groups where they created combinations of single photos. The entire workshop-class then discussed them, made a selection of their favorite combinations and created one zine with them.

The artistic directors of DER GREIF, Leon Kirchlechner and Simon Karlstetter, offer a workshop for photography students and professionals. The workshop transfers aspects of DER GREIF’s artistic photographic practice and experiments with diverse possibilities of how to work with photography in the digital era. The team of DER GREIF is looking for a dialogue in which both parties – participants and directors – receive new impulses. This process is supported by the fact that the workshop is held by two directors with different approaches and artistic practices.

At the beginning of each workshop, DER GREIF shares insights into the project and its history, development and concept. As starting point the workshop-participants bring around 50 photographs as digital files; either complete series/works or single images. After building small groups, the participants select single images that they want to work with from this archive. These single images are then edited and placed in newly created contexts. Coherent, new combinations from various different origin-contexts evolve from this process.

These combinations build the basis for new works that don’t necessarily show a classical narrative structure.


Alex Anufriev
Anastasia Markelova
Anna Denisova
Daniil Kolchanov
Dasha Trofimova
Ivan Orlov
Ivan Petrokovich
Kristina Romanova
Ksenia Nefedova
Ksenia Sonnaya
Olga Matveeva
Sofa Skidan

December 4
10.00 am
Rodchenko Art School Moscow Workshop Website