Culture Talk: Photography & The Exotic Other

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Join us for a free curatorial talk and opening reception of the Goethe Media Space show "Heinrich Zille: FUN FAIR" with Prof. Gerald McMaster, Dr. Deepali Dewan and the Goethe-Institut's Program Curator Jutta Brendemühl in conversation on May 5 at 6pm.

The Goethe-Institut presents two of Zille's large-scale images, taken in 1897 and 1900 at Fairground Lietzensee in Berlin. These are based on prints taken by Thomas Struth in 1985 from Zille’s original glass plate negatives, which are archived at the Berlinische Galerie.

The show is part of a Goethe-Institut Toronto series of investigations of “the Other”, exploring how we identify and segregate ourselves, how we learn about and unlearn from each other. It is accompanied by an aesthetic appreciation of Zille's work by Jeff Wall and Roy Arden, an exclusive reading of the fairground photos of "Sioux Indians" by Professor Gerald McMaster, OCADU, and contextualising screenings of the 2010 documentary THE TRIBES OF COLOGNE by Anja Dreschke.

Curator, artist, and scholar Gerald McMaster is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture & Curatorial Practice at OCAD University, Toronto.

Dr. Deepali Dewan is an art historian and Senior Curator of South Asian Arts & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Heinrich Zille (1858–1929) was a pioneer of social documentary photography in Germany and is often called the world's first "street photographer."

Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
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By: Goethe-Institut Toronto