The Biennale für Aktuelle Fotografie opened its doors on February 28 and lasts until April 24. This major event takes place in several institutions in three German cities: Mannheim, Ludwigschaffen and Heidelberg. With an ambitious program of exhibitions, talks, and meetings designed by curator David Campany under the generic title of “The lives and loves of images”.
The Kunstverein in Heidelberg houses an exhibition devoted to a rereading of yesterday’s press images (Yesterday’s news today “) with works by Sebastian Riemer, Thomas Ruff, Clare Strand and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa.
The idea is to highlight the artists’ current interest in old press images. A hybrid interest, between media archeology, history and image. These photographs are reworked but also re-presented so that we can see them, or meet them again in a new light. What results is a kind of multi-temporality, in which the image is seen for what it was, for what it is now for the artist and the viewer, and for what it could become in the future.
This exhibition is reminiscent of “Retouched”, an exhibition organized by Florian Ebner at the Folkswang museum in Essen in 2017 around the works of Sebastian Riemer and Thomas Ruff.
Sebastian Riemer : Yesterday’s news today
February 28 fevrier – April 24 avril 2020