Exhibition: The Werner Nekes Collection
The Werner Nekes Collection
Over the past decades the film maker Werner Nekes has put together a unique collection of works that, taken together, constitute a cultural history of visual media forms: anamorphoses, Laterna Magika devices and projected images, perspective theaters, etc., which are viewed as the forerunners of present film, television, and the digital age. The collection with its many pieces illustrates the historical development of producing images within the context of the prevalent technological capabilities at the time of each object’s creation.
A glossary of visual media forms with more than 200 terms from A to Z can be found at the internet site:
Buddha, magic lantern, France 1870, Collection Werner Nekes
Lantern of fear, in: Jacobo’s Gravesande: Physices Elementa Mathematica. Geneva, 1748, Collection Werner Nekes
Ludwigs Kanal von der Donau zum Main, Concertina peep show, Germany, c. 1840, Collection Werner Nekes
Hand-shadow cards, colour lithographs, France, c. 1900, Collection Werner Nekes
Optical construction of a cylinder anamorphosis, in: Mario Bettini, Apiaria Universae Philosophiae Mathematicae, Bologna 1642, Collection Werner Nekes
The Collection of Likenesses or Portraits. A domino and metamorphosis game (detail), colour lithographs on cardboard, Germany 1840, Collection Werner Nekes
Rat, Thomas Mann Baynes, lithograph, picture disc for Joseph Plateau´s Phenakistiscope, manufactured by Ackermann, London, 1833, Collection Werner Nekes
Chess Piece, Jouet séditieux (subversive toys), France, c. 1825, Collection Werner Nekes
Zoetropes, makers unknown, cardboard and printed paper, c. 1860, Collection Werner Nekes
Visual Tactics is generously supported by the Federal Art Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) and the North Rhein-Westphalian state government.
Supported by the
The Governor of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
This presentation is an exhibition that is part of the project Visuelle Taktiken / Visual Tactics and is promoted by the EU-Culture Programme.
A further sponsor is Pro Helvetia: