Rheinisches Bildarchiv im Historischen Archiv 13.05.2023

Research Meets Artist

Dialogue Symposium on the Third Edition of Artist Meets Archive

As part of Artist Meets Archive #3, a dialogical symposium entitled Research Meets Artist will take place on 13 May 2023, in which Artist Meets Archive artists will meet scholarly positions in four open dialogues.FestivalArtist Meets ArchiveTalk & Discussion
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Photographic archives are places of collecting and storage, but they also function as material repositories of photographic images and, with that, also become places of rendering either visible or invisible. The positions taken by this year’s Artist Meets Archive artists are devoted, in a whole variety of approaches, to the reflexive visibilities of the archived photographic image: to gazes of power, to female perspectives on colonial contexts, to artificial seeing done by digital image recognition processes, and to the gaze which is fixed in the collective visual memory – the tourist gaze. What happens at the interface of the archival when it meets with an artistic perspective, and how does archived material open itself to reflection from an artistic viewpoint?

On 13 May 2023, as part of Artist Meets Archive #3, a dialogue symposium titled Research Meets Artist took place, during which the Artist Meets Archive artists met with scientific positions in four open dialogues.

With an introductory lecture by Dr. Franziska Brons (University of Cologne).

Dr. Roland Meyer (Ruhr-University Bochum) Meets Lilly Lulay
Dr. Friederike Wappler (Ruhr-University Bochum) Meets Pablo Lerma
Marc Feustel (Author/Curator, Paris) Meets Naoya Hatakeyama
Sophie-Charlotte Opitz (Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden) Meets Lebohang Kganye

The dialogues will each begin with a brief keynote and, in the ensuing conversation, reflect on the artists’ artistic work.

Moderated by Lucia Halder and Miriam Zlobinski (DGPh History and Archives department).

Program Samstag 13th May

10 – 10.15 a.m.
Heidi Pfohl (Internationale Photoszene Köln),
Dr. Johanna Gummlich (Rheinisches Bildarchiv),
Lucia Halder and Miriam Zlobinski (DGPh/ German Society of Photography)

10.15 – 10.45 a.m.
Franziska Brons
Material Absences: Art and Archive in Parallax View

Introduction lecture by Dr. Franziska Brons (University of Cologne)

10.45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Roland Meyer Meets Lilly Lulay
Ghosts in the Archive. On Machine Vision and Classification Work

Lecture by Dr. Roland Meyer (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Artist Talk with Lilly Lulay

12.00 – 12.30
p.m. Break

12.30 – 1.45 p.m.
Friederike Wappler Meets Pablo Lerma
Montages. Constellations. Third Spaces Re-Reading and Re-Figuring the Archive

Lecture by Dr. Friederike Wappler (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Artist Talk with Pablo Lerma

1.45 – 2
p.m. Break

2 – 3.15 p.m.
Marc Feustel Meets Naoya Hatakeyama
Another grain of sand in the desert

Lecture by Marc Feustel (Author/Curator, Paris) and Artist Talk with Naoya Hatakeyama

3.15 – 3.45
p.m. Break

3.45 – 4.45 p.m.
Sophie-Charlotte Opitz Meets Lebohang Kganye
Artist Talk between Dr. Sophie-Charlotte Opitz (Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden) and Lebohang Kganye

4.45 – 5 p.m.
Conclusion / Resumée

Moderated by: Lucia Halder & Miriam Zlobinski

Event Location

Rheinisches Bildarchiv im Historischen Archiv
Eifelwall 5
50674 Köln


Duration and Admission

10 € / 5 € reduced

Opening hours

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Artist Meets Archive Exhibitions & Events at the Photoszene-Festival
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    Artist Meets Archive 01

    Yokohama Souvenirs

    Naoya Hatakeyama

    Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
    12.05. – 05.11.2023

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    Artist Meets Archive 02

    The Opening. an institution, a depot, the boxes

    Pablo Lerma

    NS-Dokumentationszentrum der Stadt Köln
    12.05. – 18.06.2023

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    Artist Meets Archive 03


    Lilly Lulay

    Rheinisches Bildarchiv zu Gast in der Handwerkskammer zu Köln
    12.05. – 11.06.2023

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    Shall you Return Everything, but the Burden

    Lebohang Kganye

    12.05. – 05.10.2023

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