Maria Schindelegger: Armoring of the View
Lecture 06.09.12, 7 pm
The attacks of September 11, 2001, drew attention to the significance of images and their dynamic in the media as the venues of violence. Images of historical conflicts, in contrast, are often still regarded purely as documents or evidence. Based on the pictures of the American photographer Margaret Bourke-White, who worked as a news correspondent for the popular magazine “LIFE” during the Second World War, the lecture opens up a historical perspective but also refers to current issues such as visibility and power relations, authentication policies, relations to civilian visual culture, and the instrumentality of images in general.
Maria Schindelegger is an art historian and curator specializing in photography and video art. Here work has included exhibition projects and catalogue texts for the Künstlerhaus in Vienna and lothringer13/laden, Villa Stuck, and Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Since 2009 she has advised and curated exhibitions at The Walther Collection, an international photographic collection, and is currently writing her dissertation on Margaret Bourke-White’s war photography.
Lecture in German
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