13 April 2018 – 03 June 2018
BERNHARD KREBS – "MAKING POETRY OUT OF MUSIC..."
Bernhard Krebs was born in Hamburg on 4 December 1951. He has lived since the age of six in the same small apartment in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel – at first with his mother until her death in 1995, and now alone. “In this apartment, I’m making history, so to speak,” he says. “I’ve been painting for as long as I can remember. I had my first big success in Holstein, a year after my mother died. Up north in Rettin and Pelzerhaken, where the submarine is stationed, up by Neustadt. I was living in a trailer. It had everything: a shower, French beds, six extra places. I started painting in Schleswig-Holstein; I could lay the pictures out to dry up there.”
Bernhard Krebs has been a Schlumper since 2005, when he showed his work to Rolf Laute (1940-2013), founder and artistic director of Die Schlumper. “Everybody was surprised and accepted me just as I am,” says Bernhard Krebs.
Film evening on 18 May 2018 at 7 pm
Warum lacht Herr W.? [Why Is Mr. W. Laughing?] (2016)
A documentary film by Jana Papenbroock featuring Michael Gerdsmann, Bernhard Krebs, and Horst Wäßle.
A catalogue of the exhibition is available.
Opening: 12 April 2018 at 7 pm
Wed. – Fr. 4 –7 pm
Sat. 11 am – 5 pm
Sun. 2 – 5 pm
Galerie der Schlumper