Klaus Staeck. President, Artist, Provocateur
In 2007 the filmmaker Eberhard Görner and his camera accompanied the Heidelberg artist on a retrospective look at the most important stations of his life. The film, Klaus Staeck. Der Präsident, der Künstler, der Provokateur, produced for the ARD series on careers called “Lebensläufe”, will be screened at the Heartfield-Haus in the attendance of the now honorary president of the Akademie der Künste as well as the filmmaker. With musical accompaniment by the “Grenzgängern”. The art of photomontage unites John Heartfield and Klaus Staeck; each developed his own variants of political satire in different historical and political contexts.