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Guided tour with the artists & Lecture by Gerhard Paul

Ticket 10/6 Euro (incl. exhibition) . Available online (plus booking fee) and at C/O Berlin
Begin 7 pm
Moderation Ann-Christin Bertrand . Curator at C/O Berlin
Language German
The guided tour with Cortis & Sonderegger is followed by the lecture by Gerhard Paul.

Every now and then, out of the flood of images that inundate us every day, there emerge one or two pictures that become icons. These images engrave themselves deep in our collective memory; they shape our ideas about history and can even influence our actions. Some of them have repeatedly inspired both visual and performing artists. Legends surround these iconic pictures. Gerhard Paul is a visual historian and one of the founders of visual history. In his lecture, Paul will take selected photographs from the twentieth and early twenty-first century, including the mushroom cloud from 1945, Napalm Girl from 1972, Tank Man from 1989, and the Hooded Man of Abu Ghraib from 2003 as the starting point to address questions of how the visual formulae work, what art historical traditions the images are connected to, how and why they came into being, what is special about them, whether they are globally “readable”, and how their meaning has changed over the years.

This event is part of the exhibition Cortis & Sonderegger . Double Take. 

Gerhard Paul (b. 1951 in Biedenkopf/Lahn, Germany) is a visual historian and one of the founders of visual history. He has taught at the Otto-Suhr-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin (1984—1994), served as a Professor of History at the Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) (1994—2016), and is currently Senior Professor at the Europa-Universität Flensburg (since 2016). Paul has authored and edited numerous publications, including standard works of visual history such as Aufstand der Bilder (1990), Bilder des Krieges/Krieg der Bilder (2004), Visual History (2006); Das Jahrhundert der Bilder (2008/09), BilderMACHT (2013), Das visuelle Zeitalter (2016). 

Jojakim Cortis (b. 1978 in Aachen, Germany) is a freelance photographer and lecturer. Cortis has lived and worked in Zurich since 2001. In 2006 he completed his studies in photography at the Zurich University of the Arts, where he also began working with Adrian Sonderegger. Since 2009, he has taught there as a technical assistant and lecturer.

Adrian Sonderegger (b. 1980 in Bülach, Switzerland) is a freelance photographer and lecturer. Sonderegger has lived and worked in Zurich since 2001. Together with Jojakim Cortis, he studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts. From 2007 to 2011, he worked as an assistant to the artist Jules Spinatsch.