Artist meets Archive
The Photoszene residency Artist meets Archive is the central programme of the upcoming Photoszene-Festivals in 2018 and 2019, which will showcase the outstanding diversity and quality of photography in the city’s cultural institutions through dialogue with international artists.
Cologne enjoys international renown for its high-calibre photographic stocks: The history of photography is illustrated in the city’s museums and collections, which offer an unique overview of the diversity and dissemination of the medium of photography in art, history and industry. At the invitation of Photoszene Köln, the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, MAKK - Museum of Applied Arts Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Rheinisches Bildarchiv and Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur are opening their collections and archives for a joint project for the first time: during the Photoszene Festival in autumn 2018, artists working on the international scene are going to devote themselves to the bundles and, through their specific gaze and their own artistic practice, enable new ways of viewing sub-sections of the collections. Residents are invited to use the photographic exhibits in order to develop an intervention which they will present in exhibition form at the Photoszene Festival’s respective partner institutions in May 2019.
Photoszene is very happy to announce the six participating artists: Erik Kessels (NL), Ola Kolehmainen (FIN), Ronit Porat (ISR), Fiona Tan (NL/IDN), Roselyne Titaud (F) and Antje van Wichelen (BE)