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Helga Müller – A Contemporary Witness

a discussion accompanying the exhibition "Cologne’s Beginnings as a Global Art City" 


hm still Cologne


5 October 2017 at 6 pm

Venue: University and City Library of Cologne | Room 4007 Universitätsstr. 33 |  50931 Köln






Helga Müller being interviewed by Sabine Bürger in April 2015 at Senefelderstraße/Stuttgart


The University and City Library of Cologne is inviting art aficionados to attend a discussion between media artist Sabine Bürger and Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck, Junior Professor of Art History and the Art Market at the University of Cologne. The event will be focusing on the video text portrait “Helga Müller” by Sabine Bürger, involving several interviews with Helga Müller – a gallerist, art collector, and the widow of fellow gallerist Hans-Jürgen Müller, also considered in the exhibition – who provides illuminating insights into the art scene in Cologne during the early 1980s and her utopian project Mariposa, amongst other subjects. Sabine Bürger will be introducing the concept and origins of the portrait she has created of Helga Müller, and presenting a selection of clips from the video. She will subsequently be discussing her video portrait with Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck, who will be locating Helga Müller’s narratives within an art historical perspective. At the end of the talk the audience will be welcome to ask questions and contribute comments.


The exhibition "Cologne’s Beginnings as a Global Art City”, has been curated by students from the Kunsthistorisches Institut at the University of Cologne under the supervision of Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck, Junior Professor of Art History and the Art Market, and Günter Herzog, ZADIK, Cologne.

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© Sabine Bürger 2015