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Daily Lectures
free guided tour of the exhibition, 6 p.m.

I like Mondays Lecture
short free guided tours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lunch Lectures - Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

A special kind of lunch break – tour followed by lunch.
Admission: € 9 / reduced: € 7

Urban Life—Social Perceptions of Reality
Vivian Kea

Magic of the Real: The Rediscovery of Everyday Motifs through Advanced Methods
Dr. Beate Zimmermann
18.03., 22.04.

Popular Culture in American Photorealism
Dr. Elisabeth Klotz
25.03., 01.04.

Photorealistic Painting—European Answers to an American Art Movement
Silke Feldhoff
08.04., 06.05.

Reproduced Reproductions: From Fixing Light on Film to Fixing Reality on Canvas?
Nico Anklam
15.04., 29.04.

Brunch Lectures - Sundays, 11:30 a.m.

Guided tour followed by brunch.
Admission: € 12 / reduced: € 9

Silent Noise and the Strangeness of the Everyday—The New Realities of Photorealism
Nico Anklam
08.03., 05.04.

Photorealistic Images and Hyperrealistic Figures: A Survey of Sculptural Works from the 70s to the Present
Silke Feldhoff
15.03., 29.03.

Photorealism—A Critique of the American Way of Life
Vivian Kea
12.04., 26.04., 10.05.

Picturing America: The Gaze of the Photographer
Dr. Elisabeth Klotz

Images of the Everyday as an Examination of Life
Dr. Beate Zimmermann


07.03.2009, 11 a.m. - Artists’ Panel with Robert Bechtle, Tom Blackwell, Audrey Flack and Ben Schonzeit *
Dr. Valerie Hillings, curator of the exhibition Picturing America, and Linda Chase, art historian, discuss the Deutsche Guggenheim show with Robert Bechtle, Tom Blackwell, Audrey Flack and Ben Schonzeit.

Photo: Mathias Schormann


02.04.2009, 7 p.m. - Artist’s Talk with Will Cotton *
For the last ten years Will Cotton’s work has explored themes of overindulgence and insatiability. Drawing and painting from confectionary landscapes he builds in the studio, his work often depicts an imagined utopia and it’s inhabitants. A New York native, Will Cotton exhibits internationally.

Photo: Mathias Schormann


09.04.2009, 7 p.m. - Lecture by Hannes von Gösseln and Michael S. Cullen
“The Rapid Rise and Fall of Photorealism in the 70s”
Hannes von Gösseln, director of the Galerie de Gestlo, Hamburg, and at the time European agent for many artists included in Picturing America, gives a first-hand account of the emergence of Photorealism and its ascent in the international art scene.

Photo: Mathias Schormann


16.04.2009, 7 p.m. - Lecture by Dr. Wolfgang Becker
“Photorealism 1970—First Steps into Europe”
In 1969, Wolfgang Becker was invited to Aachen to facilitate the founding of the Neue Galerie—Ludwig Collection. Together with Peter Ludwig, the chocolate manufacturer and art collector from Aachen, who had just loaned his Pop Art collection to the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne, Becker prepared an exhibition of “Pop and Post-Pop”—the newest trend from New York: Photorealism. The lecture explores the origins of the movement and probes the question, how photorealistic paintings reflect new modes of perception.

Photo: Mathias Schormann


07.05.2009, 7 p.m. - Lecture by David Lubin *
“Photorealism and the Truth Crisis of the Seventies”
David Lubin is Professor of Art at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He has written several books on U.S. painting and popular culture. His current research investigates the role of American art during wartime. Lubin's lecture considers Photorealism in terms of the social and political upheavals of the 70s.

Photo: Mathias Schormann



Wed, Fri, Sun, 4 p.m. - Blow Up by Michelangelo Antonioni
England, 1966, 106 Min., OV with German subtitle

Tue, Thu, Sat, 4 p.m. - Zabriskie Point by Michaelangelo Antonioni
USA, 1970, 107 Min., German version

Guided Tours

Special guided tours in German and English as well as tours for children and school classes are available. Information and reservation: (030) 20 20 93-19 or

Unless otherwise specified, all events will take place at the Deutsche Guggenheim.

* The lecture will be held in English.