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Polke Salon

As a place of exchange, POLKE SALON is modelled on Sigmar Polke's work and thinking as an artist, on his curiosity to discover and bring things together and his use of free association in his work. We cordially invite you to regular meetings in the rooms of our foundation, where on the following dates selected participants will enter into dialogue about and with Polke's work. Meet scientists, gallerists, contemporary witnesses, and free spirits. Look forward to personal encounters, new insights, and joint discussions over wine and snacks.

Here you can find the flyer with the annual programme 2021.
Please note that the dates listed therein are no longer valid. All SALON talks in 2021 will take place without an audience due to the Corona pandemic. They will be recorded and can be accessed here afterwards.

"Everyone can do easy". Mike Karstens (graphic artist and gallery owner) and Anna Polke (founder and actress) in conversation with Christian Spies (University of Cologne) about Sigmar Polke's creation of graphic art and painting.
> Recording from February 2021:

"Cher Maître". Bice Curiger (art historian and artistic director of the Fondation Vincent van Gogh in Arles) talks to Julie Sissia (scholarship holder of the Anna Polke Foundation 2019) about Sigmar Polke and France.
> Recording from June 2021 :


"Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo". Petra Lange-Berndt (art historian, Hamburg) talks with Alex Sainsbury (founder and 
director Raven Row, London) about Sigmar Polke, psychedelia and Great Britain.

> Recording from September 2021 :


"Loose connections". Michael Oppitz (ethnologist) in conversation with Dietmar Rübel (art historian) about art and ethnology with, by, and around Sigmar Polke.
(Recording in September 2021)

This event format is developed by the Anna Polke Foundation together with Prof. Christian Spies from the Department of Art History at the University of Cologne. 

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