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.
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
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
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
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
The symposium is taking place in partnership with DGPh/Sektion Geschichte und Archive and the Rheinisches Bildarchiv as part of the programme Artist Meets Archive #3 of Internationale Photoszene Köln. It is sponsored by the City of Cologne, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Kunststiftung NRW.
Event LocationRheinisches Bildarchiv im Historischen Archiv
Duration and Admission13.05.2023
10 € / 5 € reduced
10 a.m.–5 p.m.