Werkschau Christian Wachter "Konzept versus Fotografie" // FOTOHOF calling

Exhibition run: 4 October – 26 November 2022

CHRISTIAN WACHTER, Wien, vor 2014/ 2017, Non-Fungible Tobacco Container # 170913D_0095, C-print, 22,7 cm x 15,2 cm
CHRISTIAN WACHTER. Wien, vor 2014, 2017/ 2022. Aus der, mehrere 100 Teile umfassenden, Serie: NFT-Cs (Non fungible Tobaco-Containers) , C-prints, 22,7 x 15,2cm
CHRISTIAN WACHTER. Wien, vor 2014, 2017/ 2022. Aus der, mehrere 100 Teile umfassenden, Serie: NFT-Cs (Non fungible Tobaco-Containers) , C-prints, 22,7 x 15,2cm
CHRISTIAN WACHTER. Wien, 1984. Aus: Portraits Wien – 1984. Portrait N.N., bei der Schlüsselübergabe. Gelatine-Silber Fotografie auf Barytpapier, 24x17,8cm (Arbeitsprint).
CHRISTIAN WACHTER. Algerien, 2011 (Fenster, Rauch, Schal und Jacke). Pigmentprint, 62x47cm.
CHRISTIAN WACHTER. Wien, 2020. Aus: Come in. Please! (arbeiten-corona-wohnen). Pigmentprint, 48,3x32,9cm.

Christian Wachter
Werkschau: Konzept versus Fotografie

 

Opens: 1 October 2022, 6 pm − 1 am (Lange Nacht der Museen)
Introduction: Dr. Susanne Neuburger (at 7 pm)
Exhibition run: 4 October − 26 November 2022 

 

at FOTOHOF studio

FOTOHOF calling
Open-Air Projection: 1 October 2022, starting at 8 pm
Exhibition run: 4 October − 26 November 2022

 

FOTOHOF / Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria

            

Christian Wachter's Werkschau "Concept versus Photography" takes place in cooperation with Fotogalerie Wien. The Fotogalerie Wien, currently without exhibition space due to construction works, realizes exhibitions in this transitional year with befriended institutions in Austria and abroad - the first host and cooperation partner in Austria is FOTOHOF. 

With Christian Wachter (*1949 in Oberwart), we are showing a retrospective overview exhibition of an outstanding work of contemporary Austrian photography in the exhibition series "WERKSCHAU". Wachter is an early representative of Austrian auteur photography who soon also opened up to politically reflected conceptual photography in his work − a field of tension that is also reflected in his exhibition title and in his expansive exhibition concept that goes beyond the usual chronology of a retrospective show. 

The exhibition opens up the broad spectrum that characterizes Wachter's work − from the beginnings with social documentary B/W series, such as "Portraits, Vienna" from 1984, to sprawling image formations such as "NFT-Cs" from 2022. More than 20 years ago, Wachter had dissolved his darkroom, which was then in use as a smoking room.

His series of hundreds of C-prints of crumpled cigarette packets − NFT-Cs "Non-Fungible Tobacco-Containers" − are ironic factual photographs that illustrate the underlying factor of photography, time (and the associated change in everyday photographic culture and mentality as well), just as they satirize the latest trends in digital imagery. Opposite the exterior wall with its impressive Petersburg-style image installation, we see the series "Come in. Please! (work-corona-live)" − the photographer thus playfully transfers his entire Viennese "Altbau" apartment to the Salzburg suburb. 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a WERKSCHAU catalog and a WERKSCHAU edition. 

 

Susanne Neuburger, art historian, long-time curator at MUMOK Vienna, lives in Vienna.
Christian Wachter, ↳ www.christian-wachter.at 

 

 

FOTOHOF calling 

Opens on 1 October 2022, starting at 6 pm
Exhibition run at FOTOHOF studio:
1 October − 26 November 2022

 

In the format FOTOHOF calling we offer artists a platform to present themselves and their work to a qualified audience consisting of experts and visitors. FOTOHOF calling contributes to the further development of projects, to networking and exchange. 

10 selected artists have been invited to Salzburg to show their work in the FOTOHOF studio. In addition, the shortlist of 25 artists will be presented as an open-air projection in front of the FOTOHOF gallery on October 1st and online at ↳ calling.fotohof.at präsentiert.The opening of the exhibition will take place at 6 pm in the FOTOHOF studio

 

Exhibition:

Moses Omeogo, Hyejeong Yoo, Philip Tsetinis, Lena Holzer,Julia Gaisbacher, Pavle Nikolić, Davide Cerretini, Ricarda Moser/Simon Grissemann,Alba Malika Belhadj Merzou, Gwendolin Meta Kovacic

Open-Air Projection:

Moses Omeogo, Hyejeong Yoo, Philip Tsetinis, Julia Gaisbacher, Pavle Nikolić, Davide Cerretini, Lena Holzer, Gwendolin Meta Kovacic, Ricarda Moser / Simon Grissemann, Alba Malika Belhadj Merzoug, Vladimir Unkovic, Curti Mauro,Elena Helfrecht, Adrienn Józan, Rebekka Bauer, Daniel Poller, Alessandra Leta, Brisilda Bufi, Catherine Lemblé, Christian Retschlag, Iris Janke, Beatrice Schuett Moumdjian, Massao Mascaro, Martina Lajczak, Johannes Baudrexl

 

 

Press previews and meetings with the curators can be scheduled by appointment. Please call us on +43 662 849296 or email us at fotohof@fotohof.at to arrange a date.

 

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  • CHRISTIAN WACHTER, Wien, vor 2014/2017, Non-Fungible Tobacco Container # 170913D_0095, C-print, 22,7 cm x 15,2 cm
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  • CHRISTIAN WACHTER, Wien, vor 2014/2017, Non-Fungible Tobacco Container # 170913D_0095, C-print, 22,7 cm x 15,2 cm
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  • CHRISTIAN WACHTER, Wien, vor 2014/2017, Non-Fungible Tobacco Container # 170913D_0095, C-print, 22,7 cm x 15,2 cm
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  • CHRISTIAN WACHTER. Wien, 1984. Aus: Portraits Wien – 1984. Portrait N.N., bei der Schlüsselübergabe. Gelatine-Silber Fotografie auf Barytpapier, 24x17,8cm (Arbeitsprint)
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  • CHRISTIAN WACHTER. Algerien, 2011 (Fenster, Rauch, Schal und Jacke). Pigmentprint, 62x47cm
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  • CHRISTIAN WACHTER. Wien, 2020. Aus: Come in. Please! (arbeiten-corona-wohnen). Pigmentprint, 48,3x32,9cm
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