Society of Patrons of Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne e.V.
The Society of Patrons of actively supports and accompanies Die Photographische Sammlung’s multi-faceted programme. Among their activities are regular contributions to the exhibitions, in particular the support of public guided tours, as well as talks, conferences and workshops. In this way the members contribute towards the presentation and appreciation of photography as an artistic medium.
As a member, you play a part through your financial and non-material involvement in the preservation of important photographic works. You support the acquisition of works on permanent loan so that they become part of the collection of Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur. In addition you can participate in individual projects:
With the kind support of the Society of Patrons of Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne e.V. and their members, the 10-part work by Hans Eijkelboom „Ode to August Sander“ was purchased for the collection.
„Ode to August Sander“ was shown in the restrospective exhibition „Hans Eijkelboom – Photographic Concepts, from the Seventies until today“ presented 2016/2017 in Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne.
Photo: Benjamin Hoetter
Under the heading “Side glances” the intention is to present the work of young artists and photographic positions with an aim to include them in exhibition projects. These projects take place with the support of the Society of Patrons.
Nico Joana Weber: Selva Negra
The artist Nico Joana Weber was chosen as the first to be included in the “Side glances” project. Her multi-media installation project included photography, video and sculptural aspects. Further information: www.photographie-sk-kultur.de/en/exhibitions/archive/2016/nico-joana-weber/
Nico Joana Weber
The Typological View—Exhibition for Hilla Becher
Special support by individual members of the Society of Patrons for the exhibition in memory of Hilla and Bernd Becher. Works by over 45 of the artists’ former students were included in the presentation. Additional information: www.photographie-sk-kultur.de/en/exhibitions/archive/2016/the-typological-view/
The typological View
Photography in school – Collecting/Comparing/Documenting / Project Bernd and
Special support for the cooperation between the Suitbertus-Gymnasium in Düsseldorf Kaiserswerth and Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, including a publication.
Cover der Projektpublikation
Through the efforts and support of the Society of Patrons the park area behind the SK Stiftung Kultur building and Mediapark has been re-named “August-Sander-Park”.
Photo: Niklas Rausch