Camera Arts, State-of-the-Art Image Practices, Artistic Photography or Photographic Studies - the names of the courses in which photography is taught are as diverse as the medium itself. Through technical innovation, photography is constantly changing, almost inevitably producing new visual languages and modes of use. In "The Medium and Us: Photography in Progress" artists and teachers from North Rhine-Westphalia, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland question current digital image practices and artistic approaches with a view to the different approaches to photographic teaching, the specific use of photography and the reception of the medium.
Moderators: Dana Bergmann & Daria Bona
Lecturers: Gisela Bullacher & Vera Knippschild (Folkwang Universität Essen) Ann-Christin Bertrand (Hochschule Luzern/Design und Kunst) & Thomas Albdorf (Künstler) Michael Reisch (Alanus Hochschule Bonn) & Achim Mohné (FH Dortmund) & Alex Grein (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln)
Begrüßung & Einführung
Gisela Bullacher & Vera Knippschild
Ann-Christin Bertrand & Thomas Albdorf
Michael Reisch & Achim Mohné & Alex Grein
Lotte Sprengers & John Fleetwood
The Body and Us
The World and Us
Photography and Climate Change
The History and Us
Die Geste des Zeigens
We Do/Are Photography
In preparation for the Photoszene Festival in May 2023, the Internationale Photoszene Köln organized a 3-day event program of impulses and dialogues at Kunsthafen and a symposium at Stadtarchiv Köln on October 20-22, 2022.
In the sense of an open ThinkTank, scientists, curators and artists are invited to reflect on current discursive fields of photography in joint dialogues in four thematic blocks. The program is aimed at a general audience interested in photography and art, as well as at students and professionals, in order to discuss with us and the invited speakers the role of photography in the urgent debate on climate change, the discourses on body politics, but also the ever-changing medium of photography itself and its significance in the archives. Each day will culminate in an open get-together with drinks, music, and projections, for which the Kunsthafen will be transformed into a temporary photography venue.
The title We Do/Are Photography stands metaphorically for the network of relationships that interweaves the medium of photography, the world, and us, and addresses the fact that the relationship of humans to the environment is increasingly mediated through photographic images. We are part of the images we produce (We Do Photography), but also of the images that surround us and shape our relationship to the environment (We Are Photography).
Event LocationKunsthafen im Rhenania
Duration and Admission20.10.2022
Pay what you want
14 bis 20 Uhr