Please join us for a robust, indepth discussion about City of Exiles: Berlin From The Outside In at RMIT Gallery on Thursday 3 December from 5.30-6.30 pm. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
As part of the series of RMIT Gallery public program events for the current exhibition Geniale Dilletanten: Subculture in Germany in the 1980s + Australian Ingenious Amateurs, Australian writer & Berlin resident Stuart Braun will discuss his new book City of Exiles: Berlin From The Outside In with photographer Peter Milne.
In City of Exiles, Stuart evokes the restless spirits that have come and gone from Berlin across the last century, the itinerants who are the source of the Berliner Luft, the special free air that infuses this beguiling metropolis.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Stuart Braun completed a doctorate in history before living across Asia, Australia and Europe and publishing widely as a journalist and writer. Moving to Berlin in 2009, he soon started working on his ode to his adopted city, City of Exiles: Berlin from the Outside In (2015), a book that explores why Berlin has long held a special allure for visionary artists, musicians and free spirits from around the world – including Iggy Pop, who graces the cover.
Peter Milne is a documentary photographer known for his documentation of Australian Independent rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in the early 1990s. In 1992, Peter toured Europe with the band and his photographs reflect the everyday realities of the tour from the ‘Boredom of the Road’ in Germany and backstage glimpses, to the glamour stage shots of band members and images of adoring fans. His photos of subculture in Melbourne in the 1980s are currently on display in the RMIT Gallery exhibition + Australian Ingenious Amateurs.
What: City of Exiles: Berlin from the Outside In: Book Discussion
Who: Stuart Braun and Peter Milne
When: Thursday, 3 December 2015, 5.30-6.30 pm
Where: RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street Melbourne.
Bookings: Free. (03) 9925 1717
Geniale Dilletanten: Subculture in Germany in the 1980 + Australian Ingenious Amateurs, RMIT Gallery 13 November – 27 February 2016.
Geniale Dilletanten is a Goethe-Institut international touring exhibition.