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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. Interesting participants will enter into a dialogue about and with Polke's work: scholars, gallery owners, and contemporary witnesses. Look forward to special encounters and new insights into life and work of Sigmar Polke.

We would have liked to invite you to joint discussions at the Anna Polke Foundation. However, due to the Corona pandemic, all SALON talks have taken place and will continue to take place without an audience until further notice. They will be recorded and can be accessed here afterwards.

> Programme 2022

Negativwerte. Nelly Gawellek (Anna Polke Foundation) in conversation with Michael Trier (restorer, Cologne) about Polke's color experiments of the 1980s. (Recording in September 2022)

Dürer-Rückzüchtung and some more regarding concept and history. Siegfried Gohr (art historian, curator and freelance publicist) in conversation with Ksenija Tschetschik-Hammerl (scholarship holder of the Anna Polke Foundation 2020) about Sigmar Polke's relation to Albrecht Dürer. (Recorded in June 2022, editing in progress)

Publishing in two dimensions. Dr. Dirk Hildebrandt (scholarship holder of the Anna Polke Foundation 2019) in conversation with Kathrin Barutzki (Anna Polke Foundation) about publishing as an artistic practice in Sigmar Polke's work. (Recorded in June 2022, editing in progress)

Exhibiting Polke today. Dr. Verena Hein (curator at Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg) and Stefanie Patruno (director of Städtische Galerie Karslruhe) in conversation with Prof. Dr. Christian Spies (University of Cologne). (Recorded in April 2022, editing in progress)

> Programme 2021


Loose connections. Michael Oppitz (ethnologist) in conversation with Dietmar Rübel (art historian) about art and ethnology with, by, and around Sigmar Polke. (English translation will be available here soon)

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.

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.

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.

Here you can find the flyer with the annual programme 2021.

POLKE SALON 4: Loose connections

Michael Oppitz (ethnologist) in conversation with Dietmar Rübel (art historian) about art and ethnology with, by, and around Sigmar Polke.



POLKE SALON 3: 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.




POLKE SALON 2: 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.




POLKE SALON 1: 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.



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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