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D-69117 Heidelberg

Tue – Fri 12 am – 7 pm
Thu 3 pm – 10 pm / Sat – Sun 11 am – 7 pm

 

Phone +49 6221 – 184086
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Past

Sunday
11/5
11 am
Finissage: Guided Tour and Artist Talk with Richard Frater and Ursula Schöndeling, Director

 

Join Ursula Schöndeling, Director of the Heidelberger Kunstverein, for an informal introduction to the exhibition and display of ›Resisting Images‹.

 

Richard Frater will talk about his work ›April, 2015‹, participating in Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie and other projects. Please join us for a discussion!

 
Richard Frater was born in 1984 in Wellington (NZ), currently lives in Berlin (GER). In 2016 he was a participant in the Berlin Program for Artists. Today he is a guest mentor. Recent exhibitions include This Time of Useful Consciousness, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, NZ. Production: Made in Germany, Kunstverein Hannover; Living Cities 2011-, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ, 2015.

 

Richard Frater: April, 2015 /2017 (Detail), Photo: Andreas Langfeld

Thursday
11/2
9 pm
Guided Tour with Anica Skibba

 

 

Join Anica Skibba, student and member of the HDKV team , for an informal introduction to the exhibition and display of ›Resisting Images‹.

Thursday
11/2
8 pm
Bar Blau – Art ‘n Drinks
Art / Drinks / Guided Tours

 

Bar Blau – Art ‘n Drinks

 

Enjoy fresh (non)alcoholic drinks, like Gin Mule or Mojito, informal conversations, music, and contemporary art. Meet people, start talking, have some fun. We invite you to our ›Bar Blau‹ at the Heidelberger Kunstverein.

 

Join Anica Skibba, student of art history and member of the HDKV team, for an easy tour through the current exhibition at 9 pm.

 

Costs: regular 4 €, reduced 2 €, members free.

 

Bar Blau is  a continuing event settled on the first Thursday of every month while exhibitions are presented.

Wednesday
11/1
12 pm
Photo Workshop: Analog Photography in the Mobile Darkroom
Developing negatives Analogue Practice

 

 

Due to the rise of digital photography the analogue process of developing negatives in the darkroom seems to have become a romantic practice, almost exclusively reserved for experts of analogue techniques. During six days this experience will become accessible for everyone as the mobile darkroom makes stops in public places in Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen.
Every day there is a portrait session, during which one can have one’s photo made with a large format camera. The negatives are then developed in the darkroom, the prints can be taken home as a souvenir.

 

No costs and no registration (open to all passers-by and interested people)

 

Location: in front of the Heidelberger Kunstverein
From 12 to 4 pm

 

Tuesday
10/31
12 pm
Photo Workshop: Analog Photography in the Mobile Darkroom
Developing negatives Analogue Practice

 

 

Due to the rise of digital photography the analogue process of developing negatives in the darkroom seems to have become a romantic practice, almost exclusively reserved for experts of analogue techniques. During six days this experience will become accessible for everyone as the mobile darkroom makes stops in public places in Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen.
Every day there is a portrait session, during which one can have one’s photo made with a large format camera. The negatives are then developed in the darkroom, the prints can be taken home as a souvenir.

 

No costs and no registration (open to all passers-by and interested people)

 

Location: in front of the Anatomiegarten, Hauptstraße 49
From 12 to 4 pm

 

Thursday
10/26
7 pm
Guided Tour with Anica Skibba

 

Join Anica Skibba, student and member of the HDKV team , for an informal introduction to the exhibition and display of ›Resisting Images‹.

 

Sunday
10/22
2 pm
Curator´s Tour with Boaz Levin
Resiting Images led by Curator Boaz Levin

 

 

Boaz Levin (born in 1989 in Jerusalem) is a member of the curatorial committee of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie. During the tour, the curator will provide insights into his exhibition concept as well as into the work of the selected artists.

Boaz Levin studied art at Bezalel Academy of Arts, Jerusalem and at University of the Arts, Berlin under the supervision of Hito Steyerl.
With Hito Steyerl, Fred Lamb and Vera Tollmann, he founded the ›Research Center for Proxy Politics‹ in 2014. The Center comprises a group of artists, academics, and activists who research and formulate the effects of digital change on society and politics. The results are published on a website http://rcpp.lensbased.net/.

He lives as an artist, writer, researcher and free curator in Berlin and Jerusalem.

Saturday
10/21
12 pm
›Death of Street Photography or Death of the Right on One’s Own Photo?’ Panel Discussion

Panel held in German.

What about photographing strangers in public? Are there any rights to protect individuals from being photographed without their permission?  Are the laws applied to the ›Street photography‹ different from the ones applied to snapshots of private individuals? The topic of this event will be the question, how the conflicting interests of undisturbed art practice and the protection of privacy in a digital society can be effectively taken into account. Here the well-known representatives from jurisprudence, advocacy and art will express their opinions.

 

An event within the framework of the XI. Heidelberger Kunstrechtstage of the Institute for Art and Law (ifkur) in cooperation with the German Society for Photography (DGPh).

 

Admission free

Thursday
10/19
7 pm
Tour with Jasmin Meinold

 

 

Join Jasmin Meinold, curatorial assistant, for an informal introduction to the exhibition and display of ›Resisting Images‹.

Saturday
10/14
2 pm
Heidelberg City Tour

 

During the City Tour you have an opportunity to be guided through all participating exhibition venues of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie of a city in one day (duration: approx. 3 hours).

 

Please note that long walks are to be expected.
Registration required: Tel .: 0621 293 3837, E-Mail: info@biennalefotografie.de

 

Meeting point: Sammlung Prinzhorn, Voßstraße 2, 69115 Heidelberg
Fee: 6 € per person

Thursday
10/12
12 pm
›Behind the scenes‹
What is actually the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, and how are such exhibitions created?

 

 

Yasmin Meinicke, the Managing Director, explains how the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie has become what it is today; and how this curated photo festival construct works across three cities, two federal states and seven exhibition venues.

 

Practical questions about the exhibition structure, loans, etc. are answered by the exhibition coordinator Christoph Blass.
The event is an offer of the Volkshochschule Heidelberg e.V.

 

●        Registration via: www.vhs-hd.de
●        Fee: 9 euros

Wednesday
10/11
8 pm
Shumona Sinha Reading cancelled
Shumona Sinha introduces her new book ›Stateless‹

Due to illness the reading was unfortunately cancelled

Reading / Excerpts: Shumona Sinha (French)
Translation: Thomas Städtler (German)
Moderation: Erika Mursa
Shumona Sinha was one of the highlights of the ›Heidelberg Literature Festival 2017‹. In the Heidelberger Kunstverein she presents her latest book, which comes out in September 2017 in Edition Nautilus.

 

In strong images the author writes about three women, who face a ruthless regime – in Paris as well as in Calcutta. They are uprooted, homeless, never quite at home in a society where women and newcomers have it especially hard. In the current age, shaped by growing distrust, fear, and even hatred, the ›Stateless‹ is an important and unique literary voice.

 

Shumona Sinha, born 1973 in Calcutta, has lived in Paris since 2001. For her novel ›Let’s Beat Up the Poor!‹ (2015) she received i.a. the International Literature Prize of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Her third novel Calcutta (2016) has also won several prizes, including the Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature française of the Académie française and the Grand Prix du Roman de la Société des gens de lettres.

 

An event of the institution for German-French cultures in cooperation with the Heidelberger Kunstverein.

 

●        Tickets: 8 euros at the door, reduced 5 euros
●        Doors open from 7:30 pm

 

Sunday
10/8
11 am
Guided Tour with Maximilian Bauer

 

Join Maximilian Bauer, artist and art mediator, for an informal introduction to the exhibition and display of ›Resisting Images‹.

 

Thursday
10/5
8 pm
Bar Blau – Art ‘n Drinks
Art / Drinks / Guided tours

 

Special Event: Ingo Schulze reading his new novel ›Peter Holtz‹  at 8 pm

 

Bar Blau – Art ‘n Drinks  (starting 9:30 pm)

 

Enjoy fresh (non)alcoholic drinks like Gin Mule or Mojito, informal coversation, music, and contemporary art. Meet people, start talking, have some fun. We invite you in to our ›Bar Blau‹ at the Heidelberger Kunstverein.

 

Join Maximilian Bauer, artist and art mediator, for an easy tour through the current exhibition at 9:30 pm.

 

Costs: regular 4 €, reduced 2 €, members free. (For the reading a special fee is charged)

 

Bar Blau is  a continuing event settled on the first Thursday of every month while exhibitions are presented.

Thursday
10/5
8 pm
Ingo Schulze reads ›Peter Holtz‹
In cooperation with ›Allerorts: Literatur!‹

Reading in German.

Ingo Schulze is one of the most renowned German authors of his generation. His debut, ›33 Moments of Happiness‹ (1995), was met with enthusiasm; some of the stories from the book were published in the New Yorker. ›Simple Stories‹ (1998) was a spectacular success and has become a book read schools. He was awarded the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for ›Handy‹ (2007), and the Joseph Breitbach Prize for ›Neue Leben‹ (2005). His work has been translated into more than 30 languages. A new novel ›Peter Holtz. Sein glückliches Leben erzählt von ihm selbst‹ – written down and prepared for printing by Ingo Schulze, comes out in early September.

 

About the book:
Peter Holtz dreams about happiness for everyone. Even as a child, he practices the abolition of money, contrives punk out of the spirit of the working-class songs, and converts himself to christianity. As a CDU member (East), he fights for the christian-communist democracy. However, he wonders: the flow of the world contradicts all logic. His selflessness only enriches the market economy. Has he fought for the wrong side? Or for the right, but in a wrong way? And above all: how will he get rid of the money with decency? Peter Holtz challenges the promises of capitalism. With wit and poetry, Ingo Schulze creates a character who has not yet existed, and whom we need today: in times when the world turns upside down. From an orphan to a millionaire. What could go wrong?

 

As part of ›Allerorts: Literatur!‹, a new initiative by the Karlstorbahnhof started in the beginning of 2016 and supported by numerous sponsors, writers present their works at diverse venues of the city. Literature goes on a trip – to new thoughts and places. It brings language to the exciting places in the city and invites you to explore the promising shores of the literary city of Heidelberg.

 

The evening is moderated by Beatrice Faßbender.
Click here to buy tickets

Thursday
10/5
9:30 pm
Guided Tour with Maximilian Bauer

 

Join Maximilian Bauer, artist and art mediator, for an informal introduction to the exhibition and display of ›Resisting Images‹.

 

Saturday
9/30
11 am
InstaWalk with ›This Ain’t Art School‹

 

Together with the freelance author, instagramer and ›This Ain’t Art School‹- founder Anika Meier, you will go on a tour around all the exhibition venues of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg.

 

 

●        Meeting point: Kunstverein Ludwigshafen (Bismarckstraße 44-48, 67059 Ludwigshafen on Rhein)
●        Fee: free of charge
●        Registration: @thisaintartschool

Thursday
9/28
9 am
Member’s Trip: Venice Biennale

 

Two German artists, Anne Imhof and Franz Erhard Walther, were awarded the Golden Lion, one of the internationally renowned art awards. The award to the German pavilion was frantically celebrated and harsh criticised at the same time. Together with you, we would like to make our own impression: we will explore the National Participations of other countries in the pavilions, also outside the Giardini venues, and form a Heidelberg Jury. Just as well, we will make a tour around the extensive group exhibition ›Viva Arte Viva‹, curated by Christine Macel.

The trip is accompanied by Ursula Schöndeling and Jasmin Meinold.

Saturday
9/23
5 pm
Artist Talk as part of the ›Long Night of Photography‹

 

 

Boaz Levin, Merle Kröger and Philipp Scheffner discuss the work on the film ›Havarie‹ (93 min); the source material for the film was a short YouTube video about a refugee boat with engine damage. The film was shot by a traveler on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean sea.

 

 

5 pm                          Reading and film screening

 

7 pm                                 Discussion

 

Saturday
9/23
6 pm
Long Night of Photography

 

 

As part of the ›Long Night of Photography‹, the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie and the OFF // PHOTO open all partaking exhibitions venues till late in the evening. Visitors will have a chance to explore the numerous and diverse photography sites and go on a discovery tour. This will turn the exhibitions into places of encounter, and the art of photography will become accessible for everyone.
The Heidelberger Kunstverein offers the ›Tour de Photo‹ as part of the ›Long Night of Photography‹.

Saturday
9/23
7:30 pm
›Tour de Photo‹

 

In the frame of the “Long Night of Photography”, Diana Frasek and Kathrin Nicklas invite you for a cycling tour (duration: approx. till 9 pm).
We will start at the Kunstverein and head to some of the OFF // FOTO locations, where we will enjoy the works of art and conversations. Catering is provided.
Registration by Wednesday, September 20th via vermittlung@hdkv.de or by phone: 06221 184086.
The exact program will be sent via e-mail.

Thursday
9/21
7 pm
Workshop: ›The Agony of Vote‹

 

 

Election posters are everywhere!

 

Which one appeals to you? Which one leaves you indifferent?

 

Which poster would you choose?

 

Diana Frasek and Kathrin Nicklas explore the exhibition ›Resisting Images‹ with you. This includes group talks and an opportunity to create your own posters as collages, enjoying music and drinks.

 

Fee: 2 euros

Thursday
9/14
6 pm
Expert talk: ›How Dangerous is Photography?‹

 

 

Dr. Nausikaä El-Mecky (PostDoc Cultural Heritage, Project heiEDUCATION) and Sylvia Ballhause speak about the manipulation, censorship and circulation of images in the current political context.

 

Moderation: Sylvia Ballhause, artist and curator for photography

Sunday
9/10
11 am
Opening of ›Resisting Images‹ followed by Artist Talk at the Heidelberger Kunstverein
Opening of the exhibition ›Resisting Images‹ of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie at the Heidelberger Kunstverein.

 

 

 

11 — 11:15 am

Welcome address by Stefan Hohenadl, Board of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie

 
Ursula Schöndeling, Director of the Heidelberger Kunstverein
Boaz Levin, Curator of the exhibition

 

11:15 am — 1:15 pm

Artist Talks

 

 

Boaz Levin in a discussion with belit sağ and Fred Lonidier about the politics of representation and the antinomies of documentary photography.
Mark Soo presents his project “Madame Guillotine”: a political history of photographic imaging.

 

(both discussions are in English)

Friday
9/8
7 pm
Opening of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie ›Farewell Photography‹ at Port25 in Mannheim
Port25 — Space for Contemporary Art

 

 

From 7 pm:

Opening ceremony of the ›Farewell Photography‹ at Port25 — Space for Contemporary Art

 

Welcome address:

Sabine Schirra, Board of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie

 

Speakers:

 

Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and Art, Baden-Württemberg
Dr. Peter Kurz, Mayor of the City of Mannheim

 

Curators:

 

Florian Ebner, Fabian Knierim, Boaz Levin, Kerstin Meincke, Christin Müller, Kathrin Schönegg

 

followed by music and bar