The grand opening 28/02/20 – 01/03/20

Foto: Dennis Adams, Malraux's Shoes, 2012

The Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2020 The Lives and Loves of Images will be ceremoniously opened
on Friday, February 28th at 7 p.m. at the Kunsthalle Mannheim.
All exhibitions will be open from 29.02.2020.

On Saturday and Sunday, special events will take place in the biennial exhibitions.
Curator David Campany will lead through the exhibitions together with some artists.

28/02/2020
Kunsthalle Mannheim | 7–10 pm |
Grand Opening The Lives and Loves of Images

György Ligeti (1923–2006): Sonata for violoncello solo, 1st movement Fritjof von Gagern (violoncello)

Johan Holten, Director Kunsthalle Mannheim
Dr Peter Kurz, Mayor of the city of Mannheim
Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg
Sabine Schirra, Board member Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie e. V.

Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001): Rebonds A Lorenz Behringer (drums)

David Campany, Curator Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2020

György Ligeti (1923–2006): Sonata for violoncello solo, 2nd movement Fritjof von Gagern (violoncello)
Music: Musikalische Akademie of Mannheim’s National Theater Orchestra e.V.

29/02/2020
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen | 10.15 am

Welcome by René Zechlin, Director Wilhelm-Hack-Museum
Guided tour in the exhibition When Images Collide: David Campany talks to the artists Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni, Sohrab Hura, David Jiménez, Kensuke Koike, Peter Puklus, Anastasia Samoylova, Eva Stenram, Batia Suter about photography as a medium of combination

11.15 am
Book signing Güle Güle with Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni

Kunstverein Ludwigshafen | 11.45 am
Welcome by Barbara Auer, Director Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
Guided tour in the exhibition All Art is Photography: David Campany talks to the artists Claudia Angelmaier, Pablo Genovés, Steffi Klenz, Josh Murfitt, Antonio Pérez Río, Nick Waplington and Ewa Monika Zebrowski about the influence of photography on the perception of art

Port25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Mannheim | 2.30 pm
Welcome by Stefanie Kleinsorge, Director Port25
Guided tour in the exhibition Between Art and Commerce: David Campany talks to the artists Marc Barbey (Archiv Hein Gorny, Collection Regard), Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes, Daniel Stier and Thomas Wunsch about blurring boundaries between artistic work and commercial commissioned work

Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Museum Weltkulturen D5, Mannheim | 4.30 pm
Welcome by Thomas Schirmböck, Director ZEPHYR – Raum für Fotografie
Guided tour in the exhibition Reconsidering Icons: David Campany talks to the artists Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger, Dries Depoorter, Max Pinckers and Sam Weerdmeester about the creation and (re-)construction of iconic images

01/03/2020
Heidelberger Kunstverein | 11 am

Welcome by Ursula Schöndeling, Director Heidelberger Kunstverein, and Stefan Hohenadl, Board member Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie e. V.
Guided tour in the exhibition Yesterday’s News Today: David Campany talks to the artist Sebastian Riemer about the artificiality of press photos

Kunsthalle Mannheim | 3.30 pm
Welcome by Johan Holten, Director Kunsthalle Mannheim
Guided tour in the exhibition Walker Evans Revisited: David Campany and Johan Holten talk to the artists George Georgiou, Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler, Patrick Pound, Anastasia Samoylova and Vanessa Winship about their Walker Evans references