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R&D project Looking for Karl - Annete Behrens
R&D project Looking for Karl - Annete Behrens

R&D project: Looking for Karl

exhibition: 30 / 06 / 2015 - 23 / 08 / 2015
Location: Fotomuseum Rotterdam

The exhibition Looking for Karl shows the intensive search of visual artist Annette Behrens for more information about the identity of SS officer Karl-Friedich Höcker, the owner of the infamous Höcker photo album.

The discovery of the so-called Höcker Album gets the front pages of the newspapers worldwide in September 2007. Visual artist Annette Behrens is immediately intrigued by the unique photo album: it shows - for the first time - the living conditions and leisure activities of Nazis who worked in Auschwitz during the Second World War. The owner of the album is SS officer Karl-Friedrich Höcker (1911 - 2000), who worked in 1944 as adjutant of the commander in Auschwitz. The album contains 116 photos from this period and shows, among other things, trips that Höcker undertook with fellow camp guards and leaders of the Nazi regime.

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'Looking for Karl' has been made possible thanks to an R&D contribution from the CBK Rotterdam.

TENT is the platform for contemporary art in the context of Rotterdam with exhibitions, new productions, educational projects, performances and events with makers from the city and beyond.
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Sculpture International Rotterdam manages the international sculpture collection of Rotterdam, brings it to the attention and develops a metropolitan international art policy.
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Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek

BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with Rotterdam residents, companies and institutions. BKOR advises the municipality, citizens and artists on the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art.
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Art Office mediates, informs and supports visual artists from Rotterdam with regard to their professional practice. For artists, institutions and individuals.
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