ArtTalk 07.12.2007, 6.30 pm

Chargesheimer: The Nonconformist, who likes to rock the boat.

Muesum Ludwig

Chargesheimer the bad boy of post-war German photography, was born in Cologne where he lived and documented urban life, jazz – he played the sax – Karneval and more. He recorded the changing face of  city  and was fascinated and repelled by the changes made by the Cologne city planners. Always the cantankerous trouble-maker, he nonetheless persuaded many prominent politicians of the time to pose for his camera lens. His innovative photo experiments are surprisingly abstract compositions.

We´ll examine at the treasures drawn from Museum Ludwig´s archive – the museum owns the largest collection of Chargeheimer´s photography – some of which have never before been published.

All those who enjoy talking in English about things other than office issues come along to the next ArtTalk! This 2-hour workshop is an interactive forum for all levels of English learners and practitioners. The American trainer, Karla Schlaepfer, is an art historian who works in both Art and Language training fields. She initiated the ArtTalks series 2 years ago and continues to offer workshops, tours and training on a freelance basis in and around Cologne.