Whether formal, aesthetic, passionate, political, thematic—archives and collections are subject to special selection processes. The respective focusses and approaches differ fundamentally from one another, depending on whether the objective of the collection is private or institutional. The digital revolution has not only simplified the cataloging and processing of collections but also the search for suitable objects. Are new collection strategies the result? How does one find the right object for the collection among a sea of images? Do accidental discoveries exist?
Adam Broomberg, Artist Brad Feuerhelm, Author, Art Dealer, Curator Nicole Graf, Director image archive ETH-Bibliothek Dr. Christina Leber, Director, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung Shoair Mavlian, Curator, Tate Modern Presentation: Claudia Henne, Cultural editor, rbb
Photo: David von Becker