NS-Dokumentationszentrum der Stadt Köln 12.05. – 18.06.2023

The Opening. an institution, a depot, the boxes


Pablo Lerma

FestivalArtist Meets ArchiveVernissage & Special Event
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As an artist and theorist, Pablo Lerma consults the archive of the NS-Documentation Center – which comprises photographic holdings from the National Socialist period – for aspects of visibility and invisibility, representation and trauma, and looks for/into the historical and present-day power structures that are recorded within them. The holdings of the NS memorial site are activated by means of a re-enactment; along the way, his querying is focused, in particular, upon the logics of opening, viewing and keeping archived documents.

Lerma Pablo

More about the artist's Residency
Pablo Lerma Meets NS-Dokumentationszentrum

Event Location

NS-Dokumentationszentrum der Stadt Köln
Appellhofplatz 25
50667 Köln


Duration and Admission

12.05. – 18.06.2023

Vernissage and Special Events

Spot On: Pablo Lerma
12.05.2023 13:00
Performative tour through the exhibition

Spot On: Pablo Lerma
21.05.2023 13:00
Performative tour through the exhibition with the artist Pablo Lerma

Opening hours

Tue–Fri 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sat+Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

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