Ruhrgebietschronist trifft Kulturlegende
Rudolf Holtappel und Walter Kurowski - Eine foto_grafische Begegnung
18.09.2022 bis 15.01.2023
When the American Linda Eastman began to photograph in the mid-1960s, she immediately became in the scene of rock'n'roll. A press invitation opens the door to a Rolling Stones promotion party aboard the SS Sea Panther on the Hudson River. This is where her unusual career begins. "Those were the days when Jimi Hendrix came to my apartment snowed out of the blue and I went out to eat with Jim Morrison in Chinatown. Once I bought peanut butter with Janis Joplin for a midnight feast, another time I was taking the subway through town with Jackson Browne." She also meets the Beatles and thus her future husband Paul.
With the photos from the Sixties, the exhibition shows haunting moments of this intense musical era. Her work is complemented by the roadworks and the experimental sunprints. In addition, an independent presentation of record covers with their special designs offers a complementary insight into the time of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. The exhibition was created in collaboration with Ina Brockmann and Peter Reichelt.
Oberhausen – Awakening makes history
Strukturwandel 1847–2040. An exhibition of the Oberhausen City Archive
23.10.2022 bis 22.01.2023
The closure of the Concordia colliery in 1967/68 marked the collapse of structural change in the everyday life and consciousness of the Oberhausen city population. However, economic and social change have determined the entire history of the town since the development of Lipperheide by the railway in 1847 until today. Und auch die Wirtschaftsgeschichte begreift den globalen Wandel seit 1750 – von der landwirtschaftlich geprägten Gesellschaft über das Industriezeitalter bis in die Dienstleistungsgesellschaft – als einen einzigen Vorgang, den Strukturwandel.
Two epochs of experienced new beginnings characterize Oberhausen in a special way. In the "Structural Change 1.0" from 1896 to 1934, the inner city changed its face. Industry at today's Friedensplatz was replaced by public and private services, as engines for quality of life and central importance in the industrial city.
In the "Structural Change 2.0", the city received a new economic foundation with leisure and services in the Neue Mitte Oberhausen. At the same time, the self-image of the city changed. The "cradle of the Ruhr industry" became the "tourism capital of the Ruhr area".
With photos, maps, newspapers and other written material, but also with films and interviews, the exhibition of the city archive impressively shows the changes in the cityscape and in the perception of the contemporary population - an exciting look into the history of the city of Oberhausen