Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, West German photographer Rudi Meisel captured the everyday life of the common people on both sides of Germany’s West and East divide. His photo-journalistic documents merge to create a unique, historical archive, causing the viewer to be confounded and amazed by the similarity of the subject. This exhibition at C/O Berlin offers an expansive survey of more than 80 images by Meisel, many of which question what is really particular to the West or to the East? Until 1 November.
Rudi Meisel, Compatriots 1977 – 1987, C/O Berlin
Sarah Browne: How to Use Fool’s Gold, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
One of the current shows at Ikon Gallery is Sarah Browne’s How to Use Fool’s Gold. This is the first UK solo exhibition by the Dublin-based artist and presents a survey of film and sculptural works.
Objects With Stories, Song Dong: Waste Not, Barbican Art Gallery, London
Song Dong’s current installation, Waste Not, at the Barbican Curve Gallery, stands as the culmination of the hoardings of the artist’s mother, Zhao Xiangyuan.