A vision for a photography centre in Düsseldorf

Welcome Speech
Norbert Hüsson, District and District Chairman of MIT

 

Greeting
Katja Stuke, curator and photographer, director of the Artists’ Association Malkasten

 

Introduction
Dr. Hagen W. Lippe-Weißenfeld, Member of the Executive Board of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e. V.

 

Lecture: Back to the future of photography
Dr. Christina Leber, art historian, Frankfurt a. M., director of the DZ Bank Art Collection

 

Statement: Thoughts on the requirements of a photography centre
Prof. Thomas Weski, curator, Berlin, Foundation for Photography and Media Art with archive Michael Schmidt

 

Panel discussion
Dr. Christina Leber
Prof. Thomas Weski
Prof. Katharina Sieverding, photographer
Laurenz Berges, photographer
Anna Vogel, photographer

 

Moderator
Dr. Michael Köhler (Deutschlandfunk)

 

The “Düsseldorfer Fotoschule” is inseparably linked to the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. Their founders, Bernd and Hilla Becher, have left a world-class estate for Düsseldorf with their Ouevre, which a few months ago changed in parts into the possession of SK-Stiftung Köln. Other artists receive enticing offers from other cities and institutions in Germany and abroad, which spare no effort to make their art treasures visible and scientific work. In order to prevent further emigration of high-calibre photographic art treasures from Düsseldorf and at the same time to give today’s artists a concrete perspective for their legacies and archives, we take the current discussion on the possible establishment of a foundation and a photography centre as an opportunity to hold a symposium on Saturday, February 17, from 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. as part of the Duesseldorf Photo Festival, entitled “A Vision for a Photography Centre in Düsseldorf”.

 

The top-class symposium is intended to concretize the requirements for such an institution. Prof. Thomas Weski from the Berlin Centre for Photography and Media Art will present his thoughts to the public on the content requirements of a photo centre. Dr. Christina Leber, director of the DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, will be discussing the significance of such an institution for Düsseldorf with Deutschlandfunk culture editor Dr. Michael Köhler on the podium. Like the artist Prof. Katharina Sieverding, the Becher pupil Laurenz Berges and the Gursky pupil Anna Vogel, who bring in the perspectives of three generations of photographers.

 

Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for further personal exchange at the get-together.

A vision for a photography centre in Düsseldorf

Welcome Speech
Norbert Hüsson, District and District Chairman of MIT

 

Greeting
Katja Stuke, curator and photographer, director of the Artists’ Association Malkasten

 

Introduction
Dr. Hagen W. Lippe-Weißenfeld, Member of the Executive Board of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e. V.

 

Lecture: Back to the future of photography
Dr. Christina Leber, art historian, Frankfurt a. M., director of the DZ Bank Art Collection

 

Statement: Thoughts on the requirements of a photography centre
Prof. Thomas Weski, curator, Berlin, Foundation for Photography and Media Art with archive Michael Schmidt

 

Panel discussion
Dr. Christina Leber
Prof. Thomas Weski
Prof. Katharina Sieverding, photographer
Laurenz Berges, photographer
Anna Vogel, photographer

 

Moderator
Dr. Michael Köhler (Deutschlandfunk)

 

The “Düsseldorfer Fotoschule” is inseparably linked to the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. Their founders, Bernd and Hilla Becher, have left a world-class estate for Düsseldorf with their Ouevre, which a few months ago changed in parts into the possession of SK-Stiftung Köln. Other artists receive enticing offers from other cities and institutions in Germany and abroad, which spare no effort to make their art treasures visible and scientific work. In order to prevent further emigration of high-calibre photographic art treasures from Düsseldorf and at the same time to give today’s artists a concrete perspective for their legacies and archives, we take the current discussion on the possible establishment of a foundation and a photography centre as an opportunity to hold a symposium on Saturday, February 17, from 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. as part of the Duesseldorf Photo Festival, entitled “A Vision for a Photography Centre in Düsseldorf”.

 

The top-class symposium is intended to concretize the requirements for such an institution. Prof. Thomas Weski from the Berlin Centre for Photography and Media Art will present his thoughts to the public on the content requirements of a photo centre. Dr. Christina Leber, director of the DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, will be discussing the significance of such an institution for Düsseldorf with Deutschlandfunk culture editor Dr. Michael Köhler on the podium. Like the artist Prof. Katharina Sieverding, the Becher pupil Laurenz Berges and the Gursky pupil Anna Vogel, who bring in the perspectives of three generations of photographers.

 

Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for further personal exchange at the get-together.