November 6, 2011 - Osram Art Projects - Herlinde Koelbl
November 6, 2011

Herlinde Koelbl

Herlinde Koelbl, “You have taken away my heart, with one look you have taken it,” 2011.
Video installation, Seven Screens / OSRAM ART PROJECTS.
Photo: Herlinde Koelbl.

Herlinde Koelbl

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 7.00 pm

Osram Art Projects – Seven Screens
Hellabrunner Str. 1
81543 Munich, Germany
U1 Candidplatz

Dialog with the artist
Monday, 7 November 2011, 7.00 pm
Herlinde Koelbl, Dr. Söke Dinkla, artistic director of art in public space, Duisburg; and Dr. Michael Buhrs, Director of Villa Stuck.
Moderator: Dr. Christian Schoen
Museum Villa Stuck, Prinzregentenstr. 60, 81675 Munich, Germany

The tenth project for the SEVEN SCREENS, which is to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the public art platform, is dedicated to the human being. Herlinde Koelbl’s central theme is the importance of seeing. Everything begins with a look at the world and a look at one’s self: recognizing, perceiving, seeing, communicating. Her installation “You have taken away my heart, with one look you have taken it” returns us to the origin of perception and the meaning of light, which provides the basis for the SEVEN SCREENS. The title of her installation was inspired by Solomon’s Song of Songs.

Herlinde Koelbl (*1939 in Lindau) is one of Germany’s most prominent photographers and documentary filmmakers. She did not begin her career in photography until she was thirty-seven, and has worked for numerous newspapers and magazines, including Stern, Die Zeit, and the New York Times. Koelbl has presented her work in numerous exhibitions at home and abroad, for example in the United States, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and China. Most recently, she had extensive solo exhibitions at the Villa Stuck in Munich (2008), the Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Martin-Gropius Bau in Berlin (2009), the Stadtmuseum Graz (2010), and the Stadtmuseum in Munich (2011). She has received numerous awards, including the Leica Medal of Excellence (1987), the Epica Award and Kodak Pro Prize (1992), the Golden Camera (2000), Dr. Erich Salomon Prize 2001, the Federal Cross of Merit (2009), and the Lindau Cultural Award (2010).

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of SEVEN SCREENS, an extensive catalog including a DVD is being published by Hatje Cantz publishing house all about the artists and their projects. The editor is Christian Schoen and includes contributions from Adam Budak, Söke Dinkla, Alexander Faller, Hans-Michael Koetzle, Matthias Mühling and Lupe Núñez-Fernández.

OSRAM has been presenting contemporary art since 1966. This commitment has been complemented by the promotion of young art and building up of a corporate collection since 2001. Head of the OSRAM ART PROJECTS and curator of the SEVEN SCREENS is art historian Dr. Christian Schoen.
The following projects have been presented on the SEVEN SCREENS: Mader/Stublic/Wiermann (2006), Diana Thater (2007), Haubitz+Zoche (2007), Anouk De Clercq (2008), Art+Com (2008), Bjørn Melhus (2009), Rúrí (2009), Harun Farocki (2010), Saskia Olde Wolbers (2011).

OSRAM AG (Munich, Germany) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG and one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. In financial 2010 (ended September 30), it achieved revenue of 4.7 billion Euros. OSRAM is a high-tech company in the lighting sector and 70 percent of its revenue comes from energy efficient products. The company, which is very much internationally oriented, has around 40,000 employees worldwide, supplying customers in 150 countries from its 42 production sites in 16 countries (September 30, 2010). Additional information can be found in the internet at

Claudia Weber Kommunikation
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