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Reinhart Koselleck's Images of Time [Reinhart Koselleck und das Bild]

An exhibition at Bielefeld University in cooperation with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) and the Bielefelder Kunstverein

Reinhart Koselleck, who taught at Bielefeld University from 1973 to 1988, was one of the most important German historians of the twentieth century. He was particularly renowned for his history of concepts [Begriffsgeschichte] and contributions to a theory of historical times. However, few are aware of the importance of images and imagery in Koselleck's historical work - long before the 'iconic turn' began to be discussed in the humanities and cultural studies. Bielefeld University, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), and the Bielefelder Kunstverein will be exhibiting Koselleck's theoretical and practical analyses of the image from April to July 2018.

The joint exhibition draws on an enormous collection of images that Koselleck collected and photographed over many years. This collection is now preserved in the image archive of the Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg. The exhibition presents a range of object genres reflecting Koselleck's historical research and theoretical thinking such as Koselleck's own photographs, cartoons, and drawings. It also shows manuscripts, books from his library, or collections of figures of horses or monuments. Hence, the exhibition casts light on a topic that Reinhart Koselleck was working on for many decades: the visual dimension of history and research on this dimension.

The individual exhibit places follow three important analytical categories in Koselleck's research - 'Layers of Time' [Zeitschichten], 'Political Sensuality' [Politische Sinnlichkeit], and 'Memory Sluices' [Erinnerungsschleusen]. These are presented in three 'spaces of experience': Bielefeld University's Department of History where Koselleck taught and carried out his research; the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), where he was a member of the board of directors from 1974 to 1979; and the Bielefelder Kunstverein, which he frequently visited as a long-term member.

The exhibition is a cooperation between Bielefeld University's Department of History, the Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, the Bielefelder Kunstverein, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS), the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1288) Practices of comparing. Ordering and changing the world, the Centre for Theories in Historical Research (ZTHF), and the Faculty of Design at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. It is being sponsored by the Rektorat of Bielefeld University, Bielefeld University's Department of History and Centre for Theories in Historical Research, and the Bielefeld University Society. Students at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences helped design the exhibition and reflect with their own artistic work on the features of the Koselleck collection.

Finally, the exhibition 'Reinhart Koselleck's Images of Time' reflects a current interest in taking up Bielefeld's traditions in the humanities and leading them in new directions through the new Bachelor-Programme 'Art History and Historical Image Studies' starting in the 2017/18 winter semester, the founding of the Centre for Theories in Historical Research, and the setting up of a two-month Koselleck visiting professorship in theoretical aspects of history that will be filled for the first time in summer 2018.

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Exhibition Venues, Openings, Exhibition Dates, Opening Hours, Entrance Fees and further Information:

Bielefeld University, Department of History, Building X A2

Universitätsstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld
Opening: Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 6pm
Exhibition Dates: 18 April to 20 July 2018
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Free admission

 

Bielefelder Kunstverein im Waldhof
Welle 61
33602 Bielefeld
Opening: Friday, 20 April 2018, 7pm
Exhibition Dates: 21 April to 8 July 2018
Opening Hours: Thu, Fri 3-7pm; Sat, Sun 12am-7pm; Mo-Wed by arrangement
Entrance Fees: regular: 3,- | reduced: 1,50
Admission is free for members of Bielefelder Kunstverein, with Bielefeld Pass, for children and to young people up to the age of 18 years and every Friday.

 

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF)
Methoden 1
33615 Bielefeld
Opening: Tuesdy 24 April 2018, 6pm
Exhibition Dates: 24 April to 17 July 2018
Opening Hours: Mo-Thu 9am-3:30pm, Fri 9am-2pm
Free admission

For further information on arrival and special opening hours, e.g. on public holidays, please visit the websites of Bielefeld University, des Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) and Bielefelder Kunstverein

 

Curators and Contact:

Dr. Bettina Brandt, Bielefeld University
Phone: +49 (0)521 106-3238
E-Mail: bettina.brandt@uni-bielefeld.de

Dr. des. Britta Hochkirchen, Bielefeld University
Phone: +49 (0)521 106-67031
E-Mail: britta.hochkirchen@uni-bielefeld.de

Thomas Thiel, Director Bielefelder Kunstverein (Co-curator of the exhibition venue at Bielefelder Kunstverein)
Phone: +49 (0)521 178806
E-Mail: kontakt@bielefelder-kunstverein.de

 

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Press Releases

Reinhart Koselleck und das Bild (Nr. 187/2017) (in German)
Eine Ausstellung der Universität Bielefeld in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF) und dem Bielefelder Kunstverein
Veröffentlicht am 20. Dezember 2017

Please note: The press pictures may only be used within the exhibition 'Reinhart Koselleck's Images of Time' (18 April to 20 July 2018) and can be published free of charge until six weeks after the end of the exhibition. Thereafter, a separate license is required and the fee is charged in favor of the right holders. You are not allowed to transfer the pictures to third parties.


Press Pictures

Please note: The press pictures may only be used within the exhibition 'Reinhart Koselleck's Images of Time' (18 April to 20 July 2018) and can be published free of charge until six weeks after the end of the exhibition. Thereafter, a separate license is required and the fee is charged in favor of the right holders. You are not allowed to transfer the pictures to third parties.

 


Photo Credit: Reinhart Koselleck: Inschrift an einem Haus [inscription on a house] - Via del Progresso, 23 June 1977.
© Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Photographer: Reinhart Koselleck
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Photo Credit: Reinhart Koselleck: Zettel mit handschriftlichen Notizen und Zeichnungen zu Schlossmuseum Weimar (Detail) [Piece of Paper with handwritten notes and drawings to Schlossmuseum Weimar (detail)].
© Bildarchiv Foto Marburg / Photographer: Reinhart Koselleck
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Photo Credit: Reinhart Koselleck: Fotografie aus dem Konvolut: Reiterdenkmäler für Friedrich Wilhelm IV, Wilhelm I, Friedrich III und Wilhelm II an der Hohenzollernbrücke, Köln, 02.2001 [Photograph from the series: Reiterdenkmäler for Friedrich Wilhelm IV, Wilhelm I, Friedrich III and Wilhelm II, Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne, 02/2001].
© Bildarchiv Foto Marburg / Photographer: Reinhart Koselleck
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Photo Credit: Reinhart Koselleck: Fotografie aus dem Konvolut: Reiterdenkmäler für Friedrich Wilhelm IV, Wilhelm I, Friedrich III und Wilhelm II an der Hohenzollernbrücke, Köln, 20.12.1997 [Photograph from the series: Reiterdenkmäler for Friedrich Wilhelm IV, Wilhelm I, Friedrich III and Wilhelm II, Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne, 20 December 1997].
© Bildarchiv Foto Marburg / Photographer: Reinhart Koselleck
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Photo Credit: Reinhart Koselleck: Karl-Marx-Monument, Chemnitz, 06.2001 [The Karl Marx Monument, Chemnitz, Germany, 06/2001].
© Bildarchiv Foto Marburg / Photographer: Reinhart Koselleck
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Photo Credit: Reinhart Koselleck: Gedenkstätte Vernichtungslager Treblinka, 11.1996 [Memorial extermination camp Treblinka, 11/1996].
© Bildarchiv Foto Marburg / Fotograf: Reinhart Koselleck
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Please note: The press pictures may only be used within the exhibition 'Reinhart Koselleck's Images of Time' (18 April to 20 July 2018) and can be published free of charge until six weeks after the end of the exhibition. Thereafter, a separate license is required and the fee is charged in favor of the right holders. You are not allowed to transfer the pictures to third parties.



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