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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.


Photo Gallery

Exhibition Programme (in German)

Flyers

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


Posters

Pressemitteilungen und Berichterstattung

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.


Impressum

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.