DÜSSELDORF: A SCHOOL?

DEBATE ORGANIZED BY LE BAL AT THE GOETHE-INSTITUT DE PARIS
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019 - 19h

Exposure # 9, Barbara Probst, NYC, Grand Central Station, 12.08.01, 1:21 p.m., 2001 © Adagp, Paris, 2019

ON THE OCCASION OF THE EXHIBITION THE MOMENT IN SPACE AT LE BAL, BARBARA PROBST, PHOTOGRAPHER, AND FLORIAN EBNER, HEAD OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT OF THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, WILL DISCUSS TOGETHER THE CURRENT CHALLENGES OF CONTEMPORARY GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

As the first German artistic movement to have exercised an international influence since the Bauhaus, the Düsseldorf school became one of the reference points for European photography in the 1960s. Beyond its most illustrious representatives (Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Struth, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer), what is the situation today? How do the following generations, trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, take or emancipate themselves from this heritage? Drawing in particular on the career and work of Barbara Probst, the speakers will try to understand the history in the making and its dynamics, with this question as a guideline: is it always possible and desirable to set an example ?

With :
Barbara Probst, photographer
Florian Ebner, head of the photography department of the Centre Pompidou, he previously headed the photography department of the Folkwang Museum in Essen

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An evening organized at the Goethe-Institut, Paris
17 Avenue d'Iéna
75016 Paris

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