Fotobuch-Quartett

Photography is considered the leading medium of our time. But there is hardly a culture of discussion and argument ABOUT photography as is taken for granted in literature, music, film or theater.DiscourseTalk & Discussion

Based on the "Literary Quartet", Damian Zimmermann and Nadine Preiß (both Photoszene), Markus Schaden and Frederic Lezmi (The PhotoBookMuseum), Wolfgang Zurborn (Lichtblick School), Oliver Rausch and Frank Dürrach (both Fotoakademie-Koeln) as well as a changing guest discuss four photo books live and in front of an audience, sometimes lovingly and benevolently, sometimes meanly and maliciously, their heads hot. The events will be recorded by FotoTV and then put online. The Photobook Quartet is a format of the Internationale Photoszene Köln. The first event took place within the framework of the Photoscene Festival 2014 at the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK), followed by the Photobook Quartet+ as a guest in the art spaces of the Michael Horbach Foundation, the Forum for Photography, the Zephyr in Mannheim and during the Cologne Art Book Fair 2015. Guests of previous editions were Renate Gruber, Claudia Dichter, Alexa Becker, Katja Stuke, Thekla Ehling, Erik Kessels, Bettina Flitner, Dr. Anja Schürmann, David Klammer, Simone Klein, and Thomas Gust.

Next Fotobuch-Quartett: 01. March 2024

at Literaturhaus Köln

This time, Frank Dürrach (Fotoakademie-Koeln) and Damian Zimmermann (Photoszene Köln) as well as the founder of the PhotoBookMuseum, Markus Schaden, and the photo book coach and consultant Alexa Becker will be there. Live and in front of an audience, they will take four photo books apart, discuss their form and content and draw comparisons with literature and its different status in society.

These photo books will be discussed:

Fastidiosa by Jean-Marc Caimi + Valentina Piccinni. Overlapse.
Ohne Vorstellung by Heinz Neumärker. Vision Eins.
A Game of Photos by Cai Dongdong. Bildband Berlin.
The Wold Is Where You Stop by Tomasz Tomaszewski. BLOW UP PRESS.

Please note: there will probably be no box office. Get tickets here

All previous editions of the Photobook Quartet can be seen as Video on our Youtube channel, the latest videos are also shown here.

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