Photo: Gabriela Neeb
Photo: Gabriela Neeb
Auf nach Woanders / Off to Elsewhere
Auf nach Woanders / Off to Elsewhere
Der Greif and Münchner Kammerspiele invite you to respond to the theme »Auf nach Woanders«.

Münchner Kammerspiele x Der Greif: “Auf nach Woanders / Off to Elsewhere”

Münchner Kammerspiele x Der Greif: “Auf nach Woanders / Off to Elsewhere” is an opportunity brought to you by Der Greif in collaboration with the contemporary theater Münchner Kammerspiele.

Münchner Kammerspiele is planning a creative project for the visual campaign of their upcoming season from September 2024 until July 2025, and we are excited to give you the chance to have one of your images as a part of it. This international open call forms the basis for a diverse set of 40 images curated by Çağla İlk – this year’s curator of the German pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennial 2024. The selection will be the foundation for the visual design of Münchner Kammerspiele in the upcoming season. You are invited to challenge and visually enrich the season’s thematic claim of Münchner Kammerspiele, “Auf nach Woanders / Off to Elsewhere”, with your images. One of the most important theaters in Germany for courageous contemporary theater arts, Münchner Kammerspiele bring new, previously unheard voices to the stage to negotiate the urgent issues of our time. The theater’s attitude is open, passionate, and confident - aspiring to be a space that enables its audience to dream about and negotiate our future.

The selected works will be featured by the theater in various ways, including:

  • Posters throughout Munich’s cityscape and Münchner Kammerspiele

  • Interior design of Münchner Kammerspiele

  • Münchner Kammerspiele website & social media

  • Print and online advertisements

  • Printed materials, such as folding brochures, season guides, and various postcards

  • Merchandise, for non-commercial purposes (e.g. t-shirts, bags, matchboxes)

Why submit to Münchner Kammerspiele x Der Greif

  • Get the chance to license your work to Münchner Kammerspiele, one of the most important theaters for courageous, contemporary theater arts.

  • Have your work selected by Çağla İlk (Co-Director of Kunsthalle Baden-Baden & Curator of the German Pavillon in the 60th Venice Biennial, 2024) in collaboration with Der Greif.

  • Gain visibility for your work by being credited as part of the theater’s visual campaign for the 2024/2025 season. During this period, selected works will be highly visible throughout Munich's urban space, in and around the theatre and online.

  • Get published in an article on, a highly-frequented international source of photographic art.

  • Get the chance to publish an Artist Feature & Blog on alongside emerging artists from all over the world.

Voluntary donation

Der Greif is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to serving the international photography community. We believe this organizational structure best reflects our artistic and cultural mission. As always, your artistic contribution makes our work possible.

We ask you to consider a financial donation of €12 as a submission fee. 100% of the funds we collect from your donations will go towards helping us continue providing interesting opportunities for the photography community, and thus expand Der Greif.

We believe in inclusivity. We don't want this suggested donation to stand in the way of your submission. If you are unable to contribute financially, please send an email to to receive a voucher code which will allow you to enter for free.

About guest-curator Çağla Ilk

Çağla İlk is a curator and architect and has been invited by Münchner Kammerspiele to guest-curate this open call. In March 2023, Çağla İIk was appointed as the curator of the German contribution to the 60th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Since 2020, she has been director of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden together with Misal Adnan Yıldız. İlk works in theory and practice at the interface of architecture, visual arts, sound, and performance. She uses dramaturgy as a method of curating and integrates transdisciplinary approaches into her curatorial practice. Her exhibition methodology follows the idea of working with events and installations that change and make transitions visible, instead of static forms of exhibition making.

İlk studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and Mimar Sinan University Istanbul. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including the solo exhibitions Sarkis 7 Tage, 7 Nächte (2023), Jan St. Werner Space Synthesis (2023), Candice Breitz Whiteface (2023), Yvonne Rainer Hellzapoppin: What about the Bees? (2023), Jimmy Robert All dressed up and nowhere to go (2022/2023), and more.

About Münchner Kammerspiele

The Münchner Kammerspiele are one of the most important theaters in Germany for courageous, contemporary theater arts. They gather outstanding artists and offer them unique conditions for their craft. They bring new, previously unheard voices to the stage to negotiate the urgent issues of our time. The theater’s attitude is open, passionate, and confident - aiming to be a space that enables its audience to dream about and negotiate our future.

As the "Theater of the City", Münchner Kammerspiele have a close connection with Munich and its history. The theater takes up the city’s issues and places them in an international context. The Münchner Kammerspiele are a place for curiosity, encounters, and reflection.

About Der Greif

Der Greif is an award-winning contemporary photography organization. Through crowdsourcing, Der Greif brings together diverse voices and provides a platform and visibility for a range of practitioners and works. Since 2008, Der Greif has engaged with topics like changing authorship perceptions, image de- and re-contextualization, appropriation, and artistic approaches to photographic archives and remix culture.

Der Greif’s publications demonstrate how pairings of images by different authors can generate new meanings. Der Greif explores the creation, distribution, and reception of images - in print, on screens, and in exhibitions. The organization reflects on and questions the role of images: how we construct and perceive our environment and our respective responsibilities within it.

Since Issue 11, Der Greif has been guest-edited by artists Jason Fulford, Broomberg & Chanarin, Penelope Umbrico, Sylvie Fleury and Shirin Neshat, among others. The upcoming Issue 17 will be guest-edited by Torbjørn Rødland.

Der Greif has worked with institutions such as FOAM, Aperture Foundation, C/O Berlin, Fotomusem Winterthur and published works from about 5.000 photographers, artists and authors in printed publications as well as online.

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