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William Eggleston: Mystery of the Ordinary

William Eggleston is considered a pioneer of artistic color photography. "Mystery of the Ordinary" at C/O Berlin shows undiscovered works for the first time and juxtaposes them with well-known series by the artist.

How do we see the world, and what would that world be without color? Color photography as an artistic expression was frowned upon for a long time - photographers worken in black and white. Starting in the 1960s, more and more photographers discovered new design possibilities in color photography. However, hardly anyone used color film as radically and groundbreakingly as the U.S. photographer William Eggleston, whose work influenced entire generations of photographers.

Early on, Eggleston recognized the unmistakable power and unique compositional possibilities of capturing entire visual worlds through nuances of color. Like no other, he succeeded in combining the everyday with a moment of mystery: Color became both an element and a possibility to penetrate and verify reality.

Eggleston, Samoylova, Wojtas: Opening on 27 January 2023

On Friday 27 January 2023, in addition to William Eggleston's retrospective "Mystery of the Ordinary", two other exhibitions will open at C/O Berlin: Anastasia Samoylova's "Floridas" and Karolina Wojta's "Abzgram". All three exhibitions can be viewed free of charge from 8 pm to 1 am.

At a Glance

William Eggleston: Mystery of the Ordinary
C/O Berlin
28 January 2023
4 May 2023
Opening Hours
Daily from 11 am to 8 pm
Admission Fee
€12, reduced fee €6

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Last edited: 5 May 2023