C/O Berlin has since the year 2000 been a mecca for established and new photography. After leaving Berlin Mitte in 2012, they spent two years searching for a new home. We are glad to report they now call “Amerika Haus” home. It is an exciting modernist building right off the Zoo Station complex.
The building was designed by SOM Architects’ Bruno Grimmek. In the post war era it was used as a cultural hub for the United States in Berlin by the “United States Information Service” (now a defunct propaganda arm of the State Department).
The space has been recently renovated. It is now completely adapted and set to become one of Berlin’s “must stops” for great photography. With an interesting labyrinth-like exhibition room setup, it is easy to let yourself go. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself staying here for hours. There is even a new coffee shop (always full) and bookstore (we love it!).
The photography exhibits are absolutely top notch. In keeping with the C/O vision, part of the space is dedicated to up and coming artists (yay!). Most of the space, however, is used to showcase established masters of photography. Their line up of exhibits for this year is super impressive!
This space is a stone’s throw away from the Museum of Photography (with an amazing Helmut Newton collection) and can be combined as a full day of photography art exploration.
Address: Hardenbergstrasse 22-24 Berlin