Während alle fotografieren können sich manche mit der Fotografie beschäftigen
Exhbition run: 6 October – 19 December 2020
Während alle fotografieren
können sich manche
mit der Fotografie beschäftigen
[While everyone is busy taking snapshots, others can focus on photography]
Artists: Raffaela Bielesch, Martin Bilinovac, Horakova + Maurer, Kerstin von Gabain, Rosa John, Aglaia Konrad, Markus Krottendorfer, Friedl Kubelka, Roberta Lima, Anja Manfredi, Michael Mauracher, Peter Piller, Claudia Rohrauer, Adrian Sauer, Stephanie Stern, Käthe Hager von Strobele, Anita Witek u.a.
Curator: Ruth Horak
Opens: Saturday, 3 October, 4–8 pm
Exhibition run: 6 October − 19 December 2020
The exhibition curated by Ruth Horak marking the 30th anniversary of the Friedl Kubelka School of Artistic Photography in Vienna illustrates in an exemplary way how artists from within the ambit of this private school think of photography both as an image and a medium, and what their personal tribute to the medium looks like.
In 1990, when Friedl Kubelka founded the School of Artistic Photography, photography was in the process of consolidating its status as an artistic discipline. Since then, some 170 teachers have been contracted to pass on their personal working methods, motifs and materials to around 580 students. Each year brings with it the many diverse facets of photography: those of 1990 different to those of 2010, with Anja Manfredi took over as the school’s new director.
What remains the same is the fascination for a medium whose applications are more diverse today than ever before, a medium that is both sophisticated and banal, elaborately produced or incidental; a medium that belongs to everyday life, but also to science and art, and therefore always needs to be re-evaluated, sounding out where photography begins, how far it extends, and what influence its omnipresence has on artistic photography.
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Rosa John, Arbeitsmantel für Kamerafrau (Installationsansicht), 2019 © Rosa John / Bildrecht
Anita Witek, Do It In The Dark (Vogue 2018), 2019
Horáková + Maurer, Cut © 2019
Käthe Hager von Strobele, "Moiré 3", 2015
Markus Krottendorfer, Masters of the Universe − Fuerte