Next ArtTalk: Doing the Document

6. September 2018 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Museum Ludwig
50667 Köln
Next ArtTalk: Doing the Document @ Museum Ludwig

Doing the Document
Photographs from Diane Arbus to Piet Zwart
The Bartenbach Donation
August 31, 2018–January 6, 2019

Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, August Sander, Tata Ronkholz, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Piet Zwart, and twelve other photographers all share a documentary and artistic approach. The work of these artists will be presented and, at the same time, questioned in the new show Doing the Document. One main question: where does the document end and the artistic gesture begin? Ours is a time of “fake news” and the question of real or imaginary – not only in journalism – has taking on a new meaning. And this, especially amid the increasing use and aestheticization of archival and documentary materials in contemporary art. The exhibition is the result of a generous donation of more than 200 works by German and American photographers from the Bartenbach family of Cologne.