Michael Köhler (Author)
Michael Köhler (born August 5, 1946 in Siegen , † May 2, 2005 in Munich ) was a German literary scholar , author , publisher and exhibition curator .
Michael Köhler was born on August 5, 1946 in Siegen. His father was the painter and poet Reinhold Koehler (1919–1970). From 1968 to 1973 he studied American , English , German and political science in Munich. In 1973 and 1974 he went to study in the USA: at Yale University in New Haven he took courses in American literary studies, art and architectural history . During a research stay at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Köhler worked in the Charles Olson Research Collection. A dissertation on Charles Olson, on which he worked in Munich from 1975 to 1977, remained unfinished. From 1973 to 1977 and again later in 2001, Köhler was a lecturer in American studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and in 1980 lecturer at the summer course at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado . From 1980 to 1984 he pursued further studies in media theory and art history in Munich. In addition to teaching at the university, Köhler has worked as a freelance journalist for magazines and radio since 1977. Since 1972 he has been co-editor of Edition S Press , which was based in Hattingen in the early years , a tape and cassette series with recordings of readings by representatives of the Beat Generation and contemporary authors, mainly from the fields of modern poetry, sound poetry and concrete poetry . The company concept was based on “internationality” and “authenticity”, with the latter referring to participation in the production process, be it through reading in or directing. Thematically related books and records from other publishers complemented the mailorder range. Edition S Press emerged from a gallery that Köhler's sister Angela had run since 1969 with her partner Nicolaus Einhorn and the artist Axel Knipschild. The "S" came from the street name of the first address and the "Press" came from the published graphic editions. The name was retained, although in 1970 the focus had started to change.
In 1980 Köhler took over the sole editing of S Press - from Munich - and founded the S Press agency together with Wolfgang Mohrhenn. The distribution company S Press Distribution was added in 1998. From 1984 Michael Köhler worked as a freelance exhibition curator with a focus on photo art and modern literature (Projektbüro Köhler + Partner). He realized numerous exhibitions and related publications, including Allen Ginsberg - Reality Sandwiches (1989) and Call me Burroughs - A Pictorial Biography 1914–1994 (1994). In 1997 Köhler founded an online museum of modern poetry, and a year later he developed Fotorama , an information platform for international camera art on the Internet. He was also active in the European Society for the History of Photography (ESHPh).
Michael Köhler died on May 2, 2005 in Munich.
Artists published on phonograms (selection)
- 1985: The nude photo. Views of the body in the photographic age . Edited by Michael Köhler and Gisela Barche. Publishing house CJ Bucher, Munich / Lucerne.
- 1989: The constructed image. Photography - arranged and staged . Edited by Michael Köhler with texts by Zdenek Felix, Michael Köhler and Andreas Vowinckel on the photographic art of the 80s. Edition Stemmle, Schaffhausen / Zurich / Frankfurt / Düsseldorf. ISBN 3-7231-0397-9 .
- 1989: Allen Ginsberg - Reality Sandwiches . Dirk Nishen, Berlin. ISBN 3-88940-043-4 .
- 1990: The Eiffel Tower. Stories, curiosities and facts about the most famous tower in the world . (= Heyne general series . No. 7940). Heyne, Munich. ISBN 3-453-03649-2 .
- 1991: file. A history of erotic photography . (= Heyne-Sachbuch . No. 151). Heyne, Munich. ISBN 3-453-04459-2 .
- 1994: Burroughs - A Picture-Biography . Dirk Nishen, Berlin. ISBN 3-88940-092-2 .
- 1985: The nude photo. Views of the body in the photographic age , Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, followed by a traveling exhibition.
- 1988: Ruth Bernhard - The Eternal Body , traveling exhibition.
- 1989: Allen Ginsberg - Reality Sandwiches , traveling exhibition.
- 1989: The constructed image. Photography arranged and staged , Kunstverein München, followed by a traveling exhibition.
- 1990: David Levinthal - Hitler Moves East , traveling exhibition.
- 1991: Sandy Skoglund . A Retrospective 1975–1991 , European traveling exhibition of several years.
- 1993: Hans Namuth - New York Artists / Artists in New York , Martin-Gropius-Bau , Berlin.
- 1993: Strength & Beauty. German Nudist Photography 1905–1945 , traveling exhibition.
- 1993: Made in Germany. German Photo-Art of the 1980ies , Goethe House Bergen / Goethe House Oslo.
- 1994: Call me Burroughs - A Pictorial Biography 1914–1994 , traveling exhibition.
- 1994: Marion Post-Wolcott . The Better Years - Photographs from the FSA Assigments 1938–1941 , traveling exhibition.
- 1994/95: American Studies. Documentary photographic art in the USA 1930 to 1980 , Praterinsel, Munich.
- 1995: Arthur Tress . The Wurlitzer Trilogy. Three Narrative Photo-Sequences 1980–1994 , traveling exhibition.
- 1995: Lois Greenfield . Taking Leaps. Dance Photography 1984–1995 , traveling exhibition.
- 1999: Views from the Artist. A typology in camera portraits since 1945 , traveling exhibition.
- 2003: Hyperreal. - Staged photo art since 1990 , Gallery Objects, Munich.
- 2003: Stefan Moses . The animal and its people , House of Photography, Burghausen, followed by a traveling exhibition.
- 2003: Archicad. Virtual architecture , media.ART.zentrum, Erlangen, followed by a traveling exhibition.
- 2003: True Fictions. Staged photo art from the 1990s , Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken.
- 2005: coincidence and calculation. The non-objective photo today , Museum for Concrete Art , Ingolstadt, followed by a traveling exhibition.
- ↑ Reinhold Koehler. Timetable. In: decollage.net. Retrieved July 2, 2017 .
- ↑ a b c Michael Köhler Archive. Short biography / history of the institution. In: adk.de. Retrieved April 20, 2017 .
- ^ Prospectus Acoustic Poetry 1978/79 from Tonband Verlag S Press.
- ^ Christoph Derschau: S Press cassette literature . In: Sounds . No. 109 , March 1978, media mix, p. 57 .
- ^ Prospectus Acoustic Literature [1977/78] from Tonband Verlag S Press.
- ^ Exhibition series “in between” in the Concrete Art Forum with works by Axel Knipschild (Sweden). In: erfurt.de. September 20, 2006, accessed July 2, 2017 .
- ↑ Nikolaus Einhorn, Angela Koehler: The S Press Tonbandverlag. Outline of the publishing history . In: Herbert Schuldt (Ed.): Separations. Parrots, Concepts and Pesons. Torpedoes and whistles. New York and Cologne around 1970 . With an essay by Klaus Ramm . Belleville, Marenbach August 17, 2008, p. 39 f . (Author spellings as indicated).
- ↑ Anna Auer, Alistair Crawford (Ed.): Helmut Gernsheim Reconsidered. The Proceedings of the Mannheim Symposium . Forum International Photography (FIP). Reiss-Engelhorn museums . Mannheim, October 12, 2003. Dietmar Klinger Verlag, Passau 2004, ISBN 3-932949-37-4 , Contributors, pp. 84 (English, docplayer.net [accessed on April 20, 2017] direct access via the side slot is on p. 84 on p. 85; the text is again in the "Transcription" area, here also at "85" ).
- Nikolaus Einhorn, Angela Koehler: The S Press Tonbandverlag. Outline of the publishing history . In: Herbert Schuldt (Ed.): Separations. Parrots, Concepts and Pesons. Torpedoes and whistles. New York and Cologne around 1970 . With an essay by Klaus Ramm . Belleville, Marenbach August 17, 2008, p. 39 f . (Author spellings as indicated).
- Chris Dercon , Julienne Lorz (eds.): Made in Munich. Editions from 1968 to 2008 . With an essay by Julienne Lorz (= series of publications of the Study Center for Modern Art: Library Herzog Franz von Bayern at the Central Institute for Art History . No. 1 ). Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König , Cologne 2011, ISBN 978-3-86560-662-4 , S Press Tonbandverlag for acoustic literature, p. 356 f .
- Literature by and about Michael Köhler in the catalog of the German National Library
- Michael Köhler at Discogs (English)
- Edition S Press at Discogs
- Michael Köhler Archive in the Archive of the Academy of Arts , Berlin.
- Example of a Jandl cassette
- Symposium article by Michael Köhler on p. 63–68 on Fotorama .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German literary scholar, author, publisher and exhibition curator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 5, 1946|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wins|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 2, 2005|
|Place of death||Munich|