Photoszene-Festival 2014

16. - 21. September 2014

Under the title WallPaper and with more than 70 photography exhibitions throughout the city, there was a multifaceted overview of the medium, which was complemented by an extensive supporting program during the festival week from September 16 to 21 in the festival centers The PhotoBookMuseum and Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln.Festival

Over 100,000 visitors | 78 exhibitions | 413 artists | 19 events

The Photoszene Festival 2014 presented a wide range of exhibitions around photography. Until the end of September with a main event week from September 16 - 21 parallel to photokina, there were over 70 exhibitions to discover all over the city. The exhibition venues included our five cooperation partners The PhotoBookMuseum, the MAKK, the Museum Ludwig, the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur and the Forum für Fotografie, as well as numerous Cologne galleries and art spaces.

Festival Centers

The PhotoBookMuseum in the Carlswerk in Cologne-Mülheim and the MAKK - Museum of Applied Arts Cologne formed the festival center for the duration of the 2014 festival.

Eröffnung The PhotoBookMuseum

The PhotoBookMuseum is the only museum in the world specializing in artistic photo books. For the opening, 30 exhibitions, PhotoBookStudies and collections were presented on more than 5000sqm in the Carlswerk. The diverse supporting program included lectures, workshops, discussions and book signings.

Statement by Thomas Hoepker:

Markus Schaden had a grandiose idea with the PhotoBookMuseum but has also saddled himself with a Herculean task. I keep all fingers crossed and wish a long future.

Artists in the exhibitions:
Oliver Sieber, Stephen Gill, David Alan Harvey, Carlos Spottorno, Ricardo Cases, Deanne & Ed Templeton, Carolyn Drake, Ali Taptik, Cristina de Middel, Andrea Diefenbach, etc.

Wall & Paper?

"The photo book is THE adequate form of presentation for photography" says the press release of the PhotoBookMuseum, which opened its doors on August 19, 2014 as the first of its kind worldwide.

Is that so? Without a doubt, the photo book established itself in recent decades as a central means of expression for photography and thus became an art form in its own right, which at the same time advanced to become a collector's item. In a book, the artist not only determines the selection and sequence of the images, but also determines the typography, graphic elements, paper, binding, and cover in order to arrive at a holistic composition of his work. The hype surrounding the photo book has been helped by the fact that there are more and more small DYI or online providers who make it possible to print and distribute in very small runs.

As loudly as the photo book is marketed, other artists vehemently defend the exhibition space as a display for their work. No book can replicate the simultaneity of perception that a space makes possible. No book can involve the viewer as much as a photographic installation, which may also incorporate sound and moving images into the artistic expression. No book can place the consumer in a 1:1 confrontation with the image. A book remains miniature and documentation.

The Saturday afternoon was dedicated to this discussion around the question of the presentation form of photography under the title "Wall & Paper? Short presentations by Tobias Zielony (Berlin), Tamara Lorenz (Cologne), Jacob Aue Sobol (Copenhagen) and Beate Gütschow (Cologne) allowed a look at current artistic practice and the question of what actual role the book or space plays in the presentation. A subsequent panel discussion with Markus Schaden (The_PBM), Dr. Barbara Engelbach (Museum Ludwig) and Beate Gütschow (KHM) explored these questions in depth. The event was moderated by the art historian and curator Regine Ehleiter (Leipzig).
Conception: Heide Häusler (Photoszene Köln), Jule Schaffer (University of Cologne)

Das Fotobuch-Quartett +

Based on the legendary "Literary Quartet", Damian Zimmermann (Photoszene), Markus Schaden (, Wolfgang Zurborn (Lichtblick School) as well as Oliver Rausch and Frank Dürrach (Fotoakademie-Koeln) discuss four photo books live and in front of an audience, sometimes lovingly and benevolently, sometimes meanly and bitingly.
The kick-off event took place as part of the Photoszene Festival 2014 at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK) and the four books "Puritiy" by David Magnusson, "Whistle for the Wind" by Ryan McGinley, "Antibodies" by Antoine D'Agata and the classic "Waffenruhe" by Michael Schmidt were discussed.

The event was recorded by FotoTV.

Click here for the video

Chargesheimer Reloaded - Das Buch

The Photoszene, the PhotoBookMuseum, the Galerie Lichtblick and Pixum invited all Cologne residents to send in their very personal view of their city by August 19, 2014. The only requirement: The photos had to be taken in homage to "Cologne 5:30 a.m." by Cologne photographer Chargesheimer at around 5:30 a.m. - that is, when the sun is slowly rising but the city is still asleep. A jury consisting of Markus Schaden (The PhotoBookMuseum), Wolfgang Zurborn (Galerie Lichtblick), Tina Schelhorn (Galerie Lichtblick) and Damian Zimmermann (Photoszene Köln) selected the best 111 photographs from 650 entries. They were presented in the PhotoBookMuseum as a slide show.

Buy the book!

Portfolio Review SICHTBAR

Cologne is a metropolis of photography. And SICHTBAR is the portfolio review as part of the Photoszene Festival.
Three times twenty minutes with three of seventeen photography experts. The result of this bill: a unique opportunity to discuss one's own photographic work with renowned reviewers from the artistic and museum context, the gallery and publishing industry, and academia! The portfolio review took place at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur.

The reviewers were:

Boris Becker, Peter Bitzer, Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Frank Dürrach, Michael Ebert, Barbara Engelbach, Tim Giesen, Beate Gütschow, Klaus Honnef, Michael Kaune, Oliver Rausch, Markus Schaden, Tina Schelhorn, Claudia Schubert, Carmen Strzelecki, Nadia van der Grinten, Wolfgang Zurborn



The PhotoBookMuseum | Markus Brunetti / Facades - Markus Brunetti - MAKK - Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln | Symptomsache - Tamara Lorenz - Forum für Fotografie | Das Museum der Fotografie - Sammlung Erich Stenger - Museum Ludwig | Unbeugsam und Ungebändigt - Gruppenausstellung - Museum Ludwig | Jim Dine - My Tools - Jim Dine - Die Photographische Sammlung/ SK Stiftung Kultur | Mensch und Arbeit - Gruppenausstellung - Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm | Das Herz Japans - Sanjiro Minamikawa - Japanisches Kulturinstitut | Das Auge des Arbeiters - Gruppenausstellung - Käthe Kollwitz Museum | Misfits in Paradise - Annette Frick - Kölnisches Stadtmuseum | Von Istanbul bis Yokohama - Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst


Coexist - Franziska Stünkel - Art Galerie 7 - Meike Knüppe | Wüste & Mensch - Jutta Vogel - Freiraum-Galerie | Compressed Space - Igor Chepikov - Galerie 21 | Räume und Träume - Gruppenausstellung - Galeire 100 Kubik | Looking at Historic Architecture - Héléne Binet - Ammann // Gallery | NCLC - Lewis Hine - Galerie Arbeitsfotografie | Hospital in Change - Gruppenausstellung - Galeir Benden | Time in Shift - Phillipp J. Bösel - Galerie Display | In Amerika 1963-2013 - Thomas Hoepker - In Focus Galerie | Exteriors and Interiors - Robert Polidoru - Galerie Karsteb Greve | Survey - Todd Hido - Galerie Kaune | Faszination von Polaroid / Sofortbild - Gruppenausstellung - Galerie Kilo | Schau Hin, Wie Schön Ich Bin! - Gruppenausstellung - Kunstwerk Nippes | Ladies Only #1 - Gruppenausstellung - Galerie Lichtblick | Clegg & Guttmann - The Collector, his Father and their Collection - Gruppenausstellung - Galerie Mirko Mayer | Strukturen in Fläche und Raum - Wasser und Wände - Gruppenausstellung - Galerie Smend | MÄNNER - Claudia Kroth - Galerie Smend | Lee Friedlander & Pierre Bonnard (First Floor) / Double Elephant (Second Floor) - Gruppenausstellung - Galerie Thomas Zander | Die Stadt als Bühne, Architekturfotografien der 50er Jahre von Karl Hugo Schmölz - Karl Hugo Schmölz - Stoll Wohnbedarf + Objekt | Summer Blues - Agii und Sailor - Laden 102 - Galerie für aktuelle Kunst | Freier - Bettina - Flitner Laif Galerie | Natural Human Expression oder "Die menschliche Gleichheit" - Teresa Rothwangl - Majourie Galerie für Interieur und Design | Dada Pop - Kathrin Esser und Urszula Golaszewska - Micro Galerie | Fotokünstler der Galerie - Gruppenausstellung - Galerie Heinz Holtmann

Art Spaces

Das Ende des Traums - Puppenphotographien - Ibo Minssen - Alte Feuerwache | Moment Mal - Anna E. Stärk - Atelier Anna E. Stärk | Hinterland - Emmanuel Sapet - Atelier Botz | Bäume und Wälder - Hans-Peter Speidel - Atelier HP Speidel | Der Gärtner von Venedig - Pi Heinz - Atelier Timothy Agnew | Yolanda/Haiyan – eine multimediale Reportage - Cherylyn Vanzuela (Foto) und Lizzy Geble (Text und Film/Audio) - Baustelle Kalk | Mädchenbilder - Black and White and Blue - Susanne Pareike - Bürgerhaus Stollwerck/ Susanne Pareike | FACETTEN - Menschen, Lebensräume, Abstraktes - Gruppenausstellung - Fotografie Made with Love, Atelier Ellen Bornkessel | Raum für Raum - Gruppenausstellung - Fotoraum | Orange Linsen X - Gruppenausstellung - Fotostudio Bins | Fotografie im sozialen Kontext - Uwe Müller - Überlebensstation Gulliver | Räume - innen und außen - Gruppenausstellung - Halle Zollstock | Beyond Reach - American Portraits - Gruppenausstellung - Koeln-Art-Projects | Provisional Installations - Sebastian Keitel - Kulturbunker Köln | Reportage aus dem Niemandsland - Bettina Flitner - Kulturforum in Herz Jesu e.V. | Second Nature - Frederick Vidal - Kunsthaus Rhenania | Urbane Landschaften - Kölnistanbul - Boris Becker und Murat Germen - Labor | Views on Africa - Laif - Kunsträume der Michael Horbach Stiftung | Ansichten von Köln in der Nachkriegszeit - Gruppenausstellung - Lempertz | Tracks of My Identity - Gruppenausstellung - Neues Kunstforum | Non Places / Stolen Faces / Night Visions - Werner Kiera aka Datenverarbeiter - Projektraum Anne Kotzan | Tatort Inszenierte Fotografie - Anja Jensen - Projektraum Knut Oesper | Hyperlokal - Frank Domahs sieht Menschen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti + Köln, Geldernstraße - Frank Domahs - Bürgerhaus Stollwerck | Catacombe dei Cappuccini - Martin Classen - Schaelpic Photokunstbar | Rakel - Timo Schmidt - Welten daneben | Auszeit - Jocao - Werkstatt-Galerie Tam Uekermann

Temporary Spots

Revue - Manfred Daams - Café Jakubowski | Imagine - Diana Kraege und Hartmut Schneider - Café Restaurant Lichtenberg | Im Schoß des Wolfstals - Cecilia Szabó - Coupies | Deutscher Jugendfotopreis 2014 - Gruppenausstellung - Photokina | Lichtkammer, Begehbare Camera Obscura auf der Kölner Domplatte - Martin Streit - Domplatte (Camera Obscura) | Kölner Schule - Positionen Deutscher Subjektivität - Gruppenausstellung - Fotoakademie-Koeln | R(h)eine Träume - Gruppenausstellung - The New Yorker | Harbour Club | Charisma Paris - Jo Fober, Guido Mario Mosler - Hotel Wasserturm | Jetztzeit Club - Gruppenausstellung - Studio Tobias Vollmer Tor 6 | Alle guten Dinge sind Drei. Nah, berührend & verbunden Das Kölner Dreigestirn - Joachim Rieger - Caritas-Altenzentrum St. Heribert | Gerhard Richter + Georg Baselitz @WORK im Carlswerk - Benjamin Katz - Karthäuser-Breuer GmbH | Presentation of the Photobook „CONNECTED“ - Mathias Schneider - KOM*SPORT | DARK ROOM RED LIGHT: kontrastlabor arbeitet vor Publikum - Oliver Abraham, Boris Becker, Bettina Gruber - The Photobookmuseum | Wolfskinder - Fabian Weiss - Motoki-Wohnzimmer/FROH! Magazin | Italien - Sehen und Sterben - Gruppenausstellung - Jens Scholz Kunstauctionen | Schichten // Ver_Liebt - Gruppenausstellung - Sonja Werner Fotografie | Zerkall - Maxi Uellendahl - V8 | JENE ANDERE WIRKLICHKEIT... - Gruppenausstellung - VHS-Galerie im Komed, UG und 6. OG | Alles in Ordnung - Ute Grünewald - Zimmermann Werbeagentur GmbH


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