An Exhibition of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation

From March 15 to June 2, 2024  at f³ – freiraum für fotografie, Berlin!

Leisure activities are a topic that constantly occupies us all. Just do nothing for once? Impossible! Our lives have become more hectic and intense, and not just since the coronavirus pandemic. We are confronted with ever more exciting, adventurous and exotic leisure activities everywhere. The pressure to keep up and supposedly have to is enormous. Leisure time has gone from being a time to relax after work to a mass phenomenon. At peak times after work, at weekends and on public holidays, beaches, swimming pools, sports studios, cinemas and parks are bursting at the seams.

Everyone is striving for maximum relaxation, self-optimization and the greatest possible distance from everyday life.

The exhibition "A DAY OFF" at f³ – freiraum für fotografie visualizes the manifestations of our leisure culture with a wink: people are feasting, sizzling, smoking, sweating and working up a sweat. Some scenes are no longer conceivable today. Others are the same: back then as now, people soaked up the sun, watched the latest movie at the cinema, danced the night away or played bingo together. Through the lens of some of the world's most renowned photographers, we gain an insight into how our leisure activities have changed over the past hundred years.

With works by: Diane Arbus, Katharina Bosse, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Arthur "Weegee" Fellig, Bruce Gilden, Nan Goldin, F.C. Gundlach, Esther Haase, David Hockney, Thomas Höpker, Barry Kay, Peter Keetman, Barbara Klemm, Lisette Model, Martin Munkácsi, Martin Parr, Joel Sternfeld and others.

Curation: Natalja Aljasova
Concept: Natalja Aljasova / Jasmin Seck


The vernissage of the exhibition will take place on March 14, 2024. Free admission!

f³ - free space for photography
Waldemarstrasse 17
10179 Berlin