Live artist talk and photography auction set for Aug. 13

Viva Fidel photo

Digital lambda C-print, 1996-1997, by Michael Najjar, from the series “Viva Fidel!” (All photos courtesy Auctionata)

BERLIN — On Aug. 13, Auctionata will present a live auction show with top-class guests. The discussion will be led by actor Kai Wiesinger, art experts Dr. Andreas Beitin and Dr. Sabine Maria Schmidt, and photographers Yoram Roth and Katharina Bosse, who will share their perspectives on the representation of the human body in art. During the conversation, a selection of works from the Teutloff Photo + Video Collection will be auctioned by Nicola Ransom. This cutting edge artist talk will be broadcast live via www.auctionata.com and is accessible to everyone.

Unlike static talk-shows, the guests in this show premiere will move through the gallery and converse about the works on display. In this dynamic broadcast format, they will address each photograph, discuss their various positions and entertain the audience with an intellectually stimulating exchange about the galvanizing and provoking topic of the human body in art.

The subject of the conversation and the accompanying auction is a special selection of artworks from the Teutloff Photo + Video Collection, a large private photo and video collection held at the TEUTLOFF Museum in Bielefeld, Germany. The selection includes three works by the Hasselblad Photography Award-winner Nan Goldin, Huan Zhang’s “Foam #12” from 1998, and a work depicting the nude dancer Julie Worden, taken by none other than Annie Leibovitz in 1998. The 30 works at auction capture essential motifs of human existence and were curated by the renowned art historian Dr. Andreas Beitin. All works can be purchased during the live show.

The auction show, which will take place in the Auctionata studio in Berlin, will be broadcast live via www.auctionata.com and can be accessed from anywhere in the world for free, on a PC, tablet or via the ‘Auctionata Live’ iPhone app. Bids on the displayed works can be placed in advance or live during the show.

For more information, visit www.auctionata.com.

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