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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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Download PDF Layers of Time
Photos by Philipp Ottendörfer


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Photos by Philipp Ottendörfer


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Photos by Philipp Ottendörfer

 

 

Exhibition Programme

(in German)


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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. 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 in English

Review of the exhibition „Reinhart Koselleck and the image“
By Jonathon Catlin

One exhibition at three venues: Reinhart Koselleck?s Images of Time
Accompanying programme: Lectures, guided tours and photographic interventions
(published: 18 April 2018)

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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      www.bielefelder-kunstverein.de
      www.fotomarburg.de/
      www.fh-bielefeld.de/gestaltung
      www.uni-bielefeld.de/bghs
      www.uni-bielefeld.de/sfb1288
      www.uni-bielefeld.de/geschichte/zthf
      www.uni-bielefeld.de/ugbi/

      Imprint (in German):

      Reinhart Koselleck und das Bild
      EINE AUSSTELLUNG DER UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD IN ZUSAMMENARBEIT MIT DEM ZENTRUM FÜR INTERDISZIPLINÄRE FORSCHUNG (ZIF) UND DEM BIELEFELDER KUNSTVEREIN

      Veranstalter
      ABTEILUNG GESCHICHTSWISSENSCHAFT DER UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD

      Verantwortlich
      DR. BETTINA BRANDT, DR. BRITTA HOCHKIRCHEN

      Projektbeteiligte
      ABTEILUNG GESCHICHTSWISSENSCHAFT, UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD
      ZENTRUM FÜR INTERDISZIPLINÄRE FORSCHUNG (ZIF), UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD
      BIELEFELDER KUNSTVEREIN
      DEUTSCHES DOKUMENTATIONSZENTRUM FÜR KUNSTGESCHICHTE ? BILDARCHIV FOTO MARBURG
      FACHBEREICH GESTALTUNG, FACHHOCHSCHULE BIELEFELD
      REKTORAT DER UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD
      BIELEFELD GRADUATE SCHOOL IN HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY (BGHS)
      ZENTRUM FÜR THEORIEN IN DER HISTORISCHEN FORSCHUNG (ZTHF), UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD
      SFB 1288 PRAKTIKEN DES VERGLEICHENS. DIE WELT ORDNEN UND VERÄNDERN
      UNIVERSITÄTSGESELLSCHAFT BIELEFELD

      Dank an
      ERBENGEMEINSCHAFT NACH PROF. DR. REINHART KOSELLECK

      Kuratorinnen
      DR. BETTINA BRANDT, DR. BRITTA HOCHKIRCHEN ABTEILUNG GESCHICHTSWISSENSCHAFT, UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD
      Kurator Ausstellung Bielefelder Kunstverein THOMAS THIEL

      Organisation/Projektleitung
      DR. BETTINA BRANDT, DR. BRITTA HOCHKIRCHEN

      Kuratorische/Organisatorische Assistenz
      THOMAS ABEL (BGHS), JUDITH HESSLER (BIELEFELDER KUNSTVEREIN)

      Projektbüro
      THOMAS ABEL, GRETA DARKOW, SISAY DIRIRSA, BRITTA DOSTERT, MARIE GOERENS, TANJA KORTE, MARIE LEMSER, ZEYNEP YILMAZ

      Ausstellungsgestaltung
      CHRISTIAN ANDREAS, PATRICK FÄTH, DOROTHEA GEIST, SIMON GRUNERT, LUKAS HEIBGES, JANICE JENSEN, ALINA MEDVEDEVA, MORGANE OVERATH (FH BIELEFELD, FB GESTALTUNG)

      Mediengestaltung
      REBECCA BUTZLAFF (BIELEFELDER KUNSTVEREIN); PATRICK FÄTH, ALINA MEDVEDEVA

      Leitung Organisation/Aufbau
      PATRICK FÄTH

      Grafisches Konzept/Ausstellungsgrafik
      CHRISTIAN ANDREAS

      Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Kommunikation
      THOMAS ABEL, JULIA BÖMER (REFERAT FÜR KOMMUNIKATION, UNIVERSITÄT BIELEFELD), BRITTA DOSTERT

      Webseite
      THOMAS ABEL, BRITTA DOSTERT

      Begleitprogramm
      DR. BETTINA BRANDT, DR. BRITTA HOCHKIRCHEN, THOMAS THIEL

      Bildungs- und Vermittlungsarbeit (Führungen)
      MARIE LEMSER

      Fotografische Interventionen
      PATRICK FÄTH, SIMON GRUNERT, LUKAS HEIBGES, DINO KOSTER, ALINA MEDVEDEVA, MORGANE OVERATH (FH BIELEFELD, FB GESTALTUNG)

      Leitung Fotografische Interventionen
      PROF. AXEL GRÜNEWALD (FH BIELEFELD, FB GESTALTUNG)

      Kommentare fotografische Interventionen
      PETER GAIDA, MARIE GOERENS, NINA-SANDRA GRAF, TANJA KORTE, OLGA SABELFELD, KAROLINE VOLKMANN

      Dank
      WIR DANKEN ALLEN MITARBEITERINNEN UND MITARBEITERN DER BETEILIGTEN INSTITUTIONEN, DIE ZUM GELINGEN DER AUSSTELLUNG BEIGETRAGEN HABEN.