“Angela Merkel. Portraits 1991-2021” with Herlinde Koelbl

„Angela Merkel. Portraits 1991-2021“ Steffen Kugler © Bundesregierung

Thu, 09.12.2021

6:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union

„Angela Merkel. Portraits 1991-2021“

Book launch

Angela Merkel was photographed by the eminent German photographer Herlinde Koelbl every year between 1991 and 2021. Each encounter produced portraits which trace the remarkable rise of a woman who started out as a political outsider and became one of the world’s most powerful politicians. Herlinde Koelbl’s unique photographic long-term study impressively illustrates how political power shapes people and how world history played out in this unique biography. From the various photo shoots extending across decades and the conversations that took place, a remarkable relationship emerged which today provides a valuable contemporary testimony of modern political history. In conversation with Bernd Riegert, Deputy Studio Director of Deutsche Welle in Brussels, Herlinde Koelbl presents her documentary portrait "Angela Merkel. Portraits 1991-2021" (Taschen) in words and pictures. 

The talk will be preceded by a welcoming address by Martin Kotthaus, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Belgium.

Subject to new developments in the sanitary situation, the event will take place at this stage with a limited audience in strict compliance with Belgian 3G rules (vaccinated, recovered or PCR tested). Wearing an FFP2 mask is compulsory throughout the event.

The event will also be streamed live.

19:00 Welcome
Uwe Rau, Deputy Director of the Institute and Head of Language Work with a Regional Mandate for South-West Europe
Dr. Franziska Humphreys, Representative of the European Network German Brussels

19:15 Greeting
Martin Kotthaus, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Belgium

19:30 Angela Merkel. Portraits 1991-2021
Herlinde Koelbl in conversation with Bernd Riegert

If you are interested, please register by 07.12.2021.