International Symposium / 20 May 2017
In June 2018 the 7th Triennial of Photography will open in Hamburg under the theme BREAKING POINT – SEARCHING FOR CHANGE. One year before the festival begins, the international symposium on 20 May 2017 will start things off and offer a first glimpse of the diverse exhibition program of the Triennial in Hamburg.
“There is nothing permanent except change.“ (Heraclitus)
The universe is based on constant movement. Nothing is stable or everlasting, only a change is perpetual and eternal. The 7. Triennial of Photography is devoted to the visible fractures that make change recognizable. One single decision or situation might reshape the life of an individual or an entire society. Photography has an ability to stop the flow of time and bring focus to the single moment - that potential moment when change occurs. Clues on how to identify them may be found in a most random daily artefact – a computer keyboard. We use keys and commands to communicate and operate computers but most of the time we are not aware of the powerful terms that are hidden behind those buttons like 'space', 'home', 'shift', 'control', 'enter', 'return', and 'delete'.
All the topics above will become separate fields of photographic investigation developed by Hamburg museums and art institutions and will also reflect in interaction the idea of the Triennial. A first insight into the projects and the questioning of the Triennial will be provided by this symposium.
Location: House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Deichtorstraße 1-2, D-20095 Hamburg
Free Admission. Please register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium will be held in English language.
Welcome & introduction
Dirk Luckow (general director, Deichtorhallen Hamburg),
Krzysztof Candrowicz (artistic director, Triennial of Photography Hamburg),
Ulrich Rüter (curatorial advisor, Triennial of Photography Hamburg)
1:30 – 2:15
Flash points in collective memory
Alison Nordström, independent curator, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2:15 – 3:00
Reassembly, reaggregation and circulation – curating the (un)becomings of photography and society
Lars Willumeit, Independent Curator, Zürich
3:00 – 3:30 Coffee break
3:30 – 4:00
Transforming the everyday: museum photographic archives and social change
Despo Pasia, UCL Institute of Education, University of London
4:00 – 4:30
"Are you really living like this?" - homes, houses and photographers
Nico Baumgarten, artist, Berlin
4:30 – 5:00 Coffee break
Session with all Triennial curators held by Krzysztof Candrowicz and Ulrich Rüter
[RETURN] Friederike Brüggen, Historische Museen Hamburg
[CONTROL] Stephanie Bunk, Petra Roettig, Hamburger Kunsthalle
[DELETE] Esther Ruelfs, Sven Schumacher,
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
[SPACE] Sabine Schnakenberg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
[SHIFT] Bettina Steinbrügge, Kunstverein in Hamburg
Franz W. Kaiser, Bucerius Kunst Forum, on Anton Corbijn exhibition
Katja Schroeder, Anna Schmid, Kunsthaus Hamburg, on Shirana Shahbazi exhibition
cocktail & more
changing perspective. less photography, more music and interacting.
On the turntables: TURBOFAX