Affect Me. Social Media Images in Art

November 11, 2017 to March 10, 2018

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7 pm



Monika Schnetkamp, Chairwoman Arthena Foundation
Tobias Wendl, Professor at the Institute of Art History at Freie Universität Berlin
Julia Höner and Kerstin Schankweiler, Curators

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7 pm and Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 8 pm

Philip Scheffner, Havarie, 2016
documentary, 1:33 h

Black Box Kino
Schulstr. 4, 40213 Düsseldorf
free entrance

The exceptional and radical documentary Havarie extends a short YouTube video to feature length. While listening to radio messages, phone calls and personal experiences, the film shows, frame by frame, a so-called refugee boat floating on the Mediterranean, filmed by a passenger of a cruise ship with a cell phone camera. This artifice invites us to reflect on the role of viewers of social media images.

Friday, February 16 to Sunday February 18, 2018

Duesseldorf Photo
Extended opening hours:

Friday, February 16, 2018, 11 am–9 pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11 am–2 am
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11 am -6 pm

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 3 pm

Im Netzwerk der Bilder

Guided tour of the exhibition with the curators (in German language).

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7 pm

Expanded: Affect Me in Berlin

Panel discussion with participants from the field of art and cultural studies at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. The programme will be announced in advance to the event on our homepage.

Akademie der Künste, Clubraum
Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7 pm

The Pixelated Revolution

Talk with Verena Straub (FU Berlin) and Rabih Mroué (Beirut/Berlin) in English.

Artist Rabih Mroué in dialogue with art historian Verena Straub on the use and the efficacy of images in the digital Age.