Simone Klein

Sena Çakırkaya

Frank Schinski

Katrin Koenning

Fabian Knierim

Urs Stahel

The festival theme will be discussed as always at a symposium. On saturday, April 21st, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. international photography experts, renowned curators and particpating artists present their perspectives and strategies of photographic acting.

We are delighted to offer you an extensive programme of lectures with Urs Stahel (Zurich, curator), Sena Çakırkaya (Istanbul/Frankfurt, curator), Fabian Knierim (Wien, curator), Simone Klein (Cologne, photography expert and art advisor), Frank Schinski (Hannover, photograph) und Katrin Koenning (Melbourne, artist).


15 Euro, reduced 10 Euro
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Auditorium University of Applied Science Darmstadt, h_da, design department


10:15 a.m.
Welcome and introduction: Prof. Dr. Kai Buchholz, Professor for history and theory of design, h_da Hochschule Darmstadt

10:30 a.m.
Simone Klein: Das Bild als Objekt der Begierde. Fotografie und Kunsthandel

11:20 a.m.
Sena Çakırkaya: Taktik versus Strategie. Fotografie in der Türkei*

14:00 a.m.
Katrin Koenning: Über die Grenzenlosigkeit der Fotografie

14:50 a.m.
Frank Schinski: „Ist doch so“. Fotografische Antworten auf alltägliche Fragen

16:15 a.m.
Fabian Knierim: Like it share it tag it flag it

17:00 a.m.
Urs Stahel: Vom Krieg der Körper zum Reich der Zeichen. Ein Stakkato fotografischen Handelns von 1950 bis heute

The lectures marked with *) are held in English, the other lectures will be in German.

The symposium is supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the design department, university of applied sciences, h_da Hochschule Darmstadt.