Live Salon with Susanne Kriemann, Susan Schuppli, Ralf-Thomas Schmitt Live: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12–4:30 p.m.

Apr 11, 2016


You are cordially invited:

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12–4:30 p.m.

Image, Knowledge, Gestaltung, Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Sophienstr. 22a | 10178 Berlin | 2nd floor

The work ‘Pechblende’ is based on Susanne Kriemann’s research into the radioactive mineral pitchblende (uraninite). It investigates the contingent depiction of radioactivity. In Pechblende (Chapter 1), which is currently on view at the Ernst Schering Foundation in Berlin, Susanne Kriemann zooms in on the historical and cultural aspects of uranium mining in the former GDR.

In the Salon, among others, we will hear geologist Dr. Ralf-Thomas Schmitt from the Museum of Natural History Berlin, Frank Weißflog, who has worked as a pitchblende hewer for Wismut AG/SDAG, and now manages visitor’s mine Zinnkammern in Pöhla, and artist and writer Susan Schuppli, discussing the pitchblende with artist Susanne Kriemann and the audience from image-political, geological and cultural historical point of view.

The Salon was initiated by Susanne Kriemann
and organized by Christina Landbrecht and Friederike Schäfer
(Image Knowledge, Gestaltung, Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

The afternoon is moderated by Isabelle Busch.

The lectures are hold in German (with annotations in EN) or English. Discussion in English.

Please register by April 8, 2016, at

We look forward to you being interested!

Pechblende (Kapitel 1) – Ausstellung von Susanne Kriemann:
bis 05.06.2016, Donnerstag – Montag, 13–19 Uhr Schering Stiftung

Schering Stiftung | Unter den Linden 32-34 | 10117 Berlin
Tel. +49-30-20 62 29-60 | Fax +49-30-20 62 29-61