An internationally respected photography institution, C/O has revitalised Berlin’s photography scene since its inception at the turn of the millennium. Not only an exhibition space for photographers of global renown like Annie Leibovitz, it also acts as a proving ground for emerging young talents to display their work to a worldwide audience.
Currently in the process of moving to the the bright Amerika Haus, and leaving behind its former Royal Post Office building close to Berlin’s cultural heart of Museum Island, its C/O moniker refers to the postal term ‘care of’ and indicates ‘people on the move, not attached to a single locality and active internationally’. It demonstrates the gallery’s commitment to fostering the arts, that is continuing with outdoor exhibitions while the main space is undergoing renovation.
C/O’s ‘laboratory’ status opines its goal to nurture new interest in photography. It has a rich events programme of tours, lectures and workshops covering everything from how to use a camera to a deeper understanding of the medium. Annual awards give young photographers exposure to international interest and recognition, and its 17 annual temporary exhibitions are consistently innovative, and the main reason we can’t wait for the full programme to resume in 2014.
C/O Berlin’s new café at Amerika Haus is an impressive addition to the space, that brings regional delicacies and seasonal specialties into the arts environment. From original Bircher Muesli and exclusive coffee blends at brunch, to Berliner Bouletten and their own Mutmacha wine at dinner, The C/O Berlin Café is a consistently fantastic dining option that is well worth a visit independently.
C/O Berlin currently has no shop.
Oranienburger Str., 35/36
+49 (0) 30 2844 41661
Monday – Sunday 11.00 – 20.00
U-Bahn: Oranienburger Tor (U6)
S-Bahn: Oranienburger Str. (S1, S2, S25)