Exhibition within the festival Internationale Photoszene Köln
OPENING HOURS TUE - FRI 3 - 8 pm | SAT & SUN: 11 - 20 Uhr ADMISSION FREE
Vernissage 12. August, from 5 pm, 7 pm Get Together in the backyard
Finissage 22. August, from 5 pm
ALTES PFANDHAUS, Karthäuserwall 20
How do contemporary photographers from Africa and Europe, who share a common history of colonialism, approach their very different perspectives on the matter? Are there images of the Other that dominate the visual landscape? And what can we learn from each other?
Western capitalism and globalization are closely linked to the history of colonialism. It has led to hierarchies and relationships still palpable in the post-colonial present; these structures are reproduced on a daily basis, particularly through images.
Beyond III aims to open a discourse on colonial structures in photography, the power of images in our time and the conditions of image production in a globalized world. For the third issue, we have invited ten young photographers from Africa and Western Europe to present their work and exchange their ideas.
After the theoretical basis has already been laid in the current Beyond Magazine (5/2020), an exhibition, an international artists exchange and a dialogue forum – informed by the currently applicable protection measures – are about to take place in Altes Pfandhaus, in Cologne from 12 – 22 August 2021.
Furthermore, the international artists exchange is combined with joint exhibition visits, discussion rounds and workshops. In a dialogue forum, the participants will also take part in the public program for the exhibition in form of panel discussions, artist talks and readings.
The project is conceived and realized by Juliane Herrmann (initiator of Beyond and freelance photographer in Cologne) and Marie Köhler (photographer and media artist in Cologne) in cooperation with the Internationale Photoszene Köln, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum – Cultures of the World and AfricologneFESTIVAL.
CURATORS Juliane Herrmann and Marie Köhler ARTISTS Alexis Tsegba/Nigeria, Federico Clavarino/England and Italy, Holger Jenss/Germany, Ilvy Njiokiktjien/Netherlands, Manyatsa Monyamane/South Africa, Malte Wandel/Germany, Nora Hase/ Germany, Oliver Leu/Belgium/Germany, Paul Shemisi/ Democratic Republic of Congo, Puleng Mongale/South Africa | SPONSORS Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Stiftung Kultur der VG Bild-Kunst, FREELENS Foundation | COOPERATION PARTNERS Internationale Photoszene; Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Kulturen der Welt | SPONSORS STRÖER, Saal Digital