Lecture by Berd Stiegler
A Historical Mélange. Political photo montage from 1870/71 to 1945

Lektionen / Lessons

Wed 27.9.2023
18 h

Conference Room of the  Academy of Fine Arts Vienna,
Schillerplatz 3, EG, 1010 Wien
Photomontage was already a widespread technique long before the avant-gardes – not least in the field of politics. The lecture uses numerous pictorial examples to present stages of political photomontage from the Paris Commune to the end of the Second World War.
(Lecture in German)

Bernd Stiegler, Professor of Modern German Literature with a focus on the 20th century in a media context at the University of Konstanz. Main areas of research: History and theory of photography as well as German and French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Recent publications: The assembled human being. A Figure of Modernity, Paderborn 2016; Constructed Realities. The Photographic Montage 1839–1900, Basel 2019 (together with Felix Thürlemann); Nadar. Images of Modernism, Cologne 2019; Wolfgang Schulz und die Fotoszene um 1980, Leipzig 2019 (together with Reinhard Matz and Steffen Siegel; also Exhibition Catalogue Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg 2019 and Museum für Fotografie, Berlin 2020); aside [photo book], Cologne 2023; Pictures for Travelers. Robert Rive – A photo studio in Naples, Halle/Saale 2023.
Entrance free