2000 years after the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest1, this event is taken as opportunity for an highly interesting exhibition in Osnabrück, close to the assumed battlefield: “Image Battles” will deal with “news from the war” in a multi-faceted approach on issues of technology, media and art.
From 22 April 2009, the joint exhibition will be shown at three main locations: the Erich-Maria-Remarque-Friedenszentrum2 and the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche3 in the city centre of Osnabrück, and the Museum Industriekultur (Museum of Industrial Culture). The European Media Art Festival (22-26 April 2009) is also taking part in this joint programme. Further exhibits can be found in various galleries and on the estate of the city. Including art in this concept will lead to an interesting exhibition, complementing the many documents and images with an important perspective.
Further events will accompany the exhibition, e.g. lectures, the international conference “Truth Machines – The Impact of Technological Innovations on Depicting War in Media and Art” (3-6 September 2009), readings and book presentations. A catalogue will be published. More information can be found on the biligual website.
Visiting this exhibition in Osnabrück should not be missed!
Image Battles – 2000 Years of News from the War: Technology, Media, Art
22 April – 4 October 2009
Entrance fee for all locations 5€ (reduced 3€)
Free entrance for children and youth up to the age of 16
- In 9 AD, an alliance of Germanic tribes led by Arminius destroyed three Roman legions led by Publius Quinctilius Varus. ↩
- The name of the peace centre is derived from the famous author of the classic war novel Im Westen nichts Neues (“All quiet on the Western Front”), born 1898 in Osnabrück. ↩
- Placed in a former church. ↩