06 April 2010Fotoreportage23 - In Search of Ian Curtis
The exhibition is based on the book of the same title with 23 locations and 23 portraits of friends, companions, and contemporary bands such as Mark E. Smith, Annik Honoré, Terry Mason, Bloc Party, José González, and Tony Wilson paired with their handwritten stories and personal thoughts about Ian Curtis and Joy Division.
A full associated programme of events in cooperation with the kulturreich Galerie, the Hamburger Fotobuchtagen and Hamburg's club scene will accompany the exhibition.
Katja Ruge was born in Hamburg and is a freelance photographer. More info at www.katjaruge.de.
Exhibition dates at kulturreich Galerie Hamburg
18 May, 7pm: Exhibition launch party: music by DJ Benny Ruess, (revolverclub)
19 May – 6 June: fotoreportage23 – in search of ian curtis – photo project by Katja Ruge
6 June, 3pm: Book presentation – part of the Fotobuchtage, kulturreich Galerie
6 June, 5pm: Sarah Blackwood (Client) + Chris Wilkie (Dubstar) in concert, kulturreich Galerie, admission 5 euro
21 May, 12am: Lovegang goes Hacienda – a loving tribute with special guest, Uebel & Gefährlich, Turmzimmer
22 May 2010: PartyNight: revolverclub meets Fotoreportage23, Uebel & Gefährlich
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography