HGB, Raum 2.41
As part of the lecture series "Art as a Profession" we talk to:
art historian, cultural scientist, author and co-editor of the book series "Digitale Bildkulturen"
Self-staging in social media has become increasingly important for artists in recent years. The digital visibility of one's own person and practice usually correlates with the degree of artistic networking, with cooperation and exhibition requests. On the one hand, this self-promotion logic results in constraints; on the other hand, artists from the fields of performance, make-up art, drag, etc. are now often receiving greater attention for the first time in the wake of the selfie boom.
In his lecture, Wolfgang Ullrich will explore these phenomena and the associated politicization of the face in social media using various current examples.
Afterwards, there will be the opportunity to discuss these questions and one's own practice of self-staging in social media with him.
Wolfgang Ullrich (*1967) is an art historian and freelance author who lives in Leipzig. He was professor of art history and media theory at the Karlsruhe University of Design from 2006 to 2015. Together with Annekathrin Kohout, he is co-editor of the series "Digitale Bildpraktiken" published by Wagenbach, which is dedicated to new forms and uses of images with digitalization and classifies them in terms of cultural history. In 2019, the series published his book "Selfies. The Return of Public Life".
The lecture is also part of the seminar "From Pixel to Blockchain. Contextualizing Digital Imaging Practices" by Regine Ehleiter at the Institute for Theory of HGB.
It is open to all students and will take place as a hybrid event (in presence and via Webex): https://hgb-leipzig.webex.com/hgb-leipzig/j.php?MTID=m4e6d586be24e126bc1f9ca20451e4863
To participate via Webex, please request password in advance by registering. Contact: Julia Brodauf (email@example.com), Regine Ehleiter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Portrait of Wolfgang Ullrich Photo: Robert Hamacher
This lecture belongs to the series Art as a Profession - Professions in Art. (Cornelia Renz, Julia Brodauf) On the coming Wednesday afternoons we will continue to follow the trail in conversations with other players who sometimes even seem like opponents to us artists: gallery owners, curators, museum directors, journalists * inside, critics *, but also political institutions.
They too all want to persist in this field, earn money with art and help shape and define the art field. Let's get to know them!