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Presentation: EIKON #100 at Vienna Art Week 2017

The 100th issue of EIKON was conceived as a comprehensive special issue covering the Europe-wide EIKON Award (45+). Placed under the patronage of VALIE EXPORT, it addresses photography and media artists aged 45 or older. Women have frequently been pioneers of photography and media art, exploring the innovative potential of new media and technologies with […]

Exhibition: Eva Kot’átková. Stomach of the World

21er Haus, Vienna, 15. 11. 2017 – 11. 02. 2018 Eva Koťátková (born 1982 in Prague), the evolution of the self is a tightrope walk between internal and external pressures. Featuring a multitude of objects generating an expansive installation, her exhibition on the lower level of the 21er Haus revolves around the film “Stomach of the […]

Exhibition: Shirana Shahbazi. Group Show for Oslo

Fotogalleriet, Oslo, 03. 11. – 17. 12. 2017 Fotogalleriet is pleased to announce its forthcoming solo exhibition with Zurich-based artist Shirana Shahbazi. Shahbazi’s exhibition is the last main exhibition of Fotogalleriet’s anniversary year programme, which aims to reflect on its own existence by mapping a constellation of photographic usages and presentation formats. With the opening […]

Exhibition: Cyrill Lachauer. What Do You Want Here

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 03. 11. 2017 – 30. 04. 2018 Cyrill Lachauer (born 1979 in Rosenheim) is a reader of tracks. His works derive from lengthy journeys around United States backcountry, so much in the public eye of late, and back to his own roots in Upper Bavaria and Berlin. The gaps, quotations and seemingly incidental […]

Reopening: Photography and New Media Department at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

Department Storage/Study Room/Exhibition Gallery and exhibition “Jochen Lempert / Peter Piller Reconsidering Photography: Birds” 26 October 2017 exhibition runtime: 27 October 2017 to 4 February 2018 On 26 October 2017, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) will reopen its Photography and New Media Department. This marks the conclusion of the first phase of […]

Exhibition: Araki. Tokyo

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 26. 10. 2017 ‐ 04. 03. 2018 Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940) is one of the most prolific and provocative photographers of our time. His work spans a wide range of topics, from highly erotic representations of women to artificial still lifes, botanical portraits, photo-journalistic depictions of everyday life, and architectural photography – […]

Exhibition: Robert Frank

Albertina, Vienna, 25. 10. 2017 – 21. 01. 2018 “The Americans”, a group of photos shot by Robert Frank between 1955 and 1957, made photographic history: these works, which Frank took on a series of road trips through the United States, illuminate the post-war “American way of life” in grim black and white, revealing a reality […]

Exhibition and Symposium: The Photographic I. Other Pictures

S.M.A.K., Gent, 07. 10. 2017 – 07. 01. 2018 Symposium: 23. 11. – 24. 11. 2017 The Photographic I – Other Pictures comprises work by artists and photographers including Lewis Baltz, Tina Barney, Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Marc De Blieck, Sara Deraedt, Patrick Faigenbaum, Peter Fraser, Alair Gomes, Jitka Hanzlová, Roni Horn, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia […]

Alexander Kluge’s Ouevre on View at Two Exhibitions

Pluriversum, Museum Folkwang, Essen, 15. 9. 2017 – 7. 1. 2018 Gardens of Cooperation, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 14. 10. 2017 – 14. 1. 2018 Alexander Kluge sees himself as an author. He inspires his readers, listeners and viewers with his films, texts interviews and much more besides. On the occasion of his 85th birthday, Museum […]


Diana Baldon appointed Director of Fondazione Modena Arti Visive

The Italian Copenhagen-based art historian, curator and critic Diana Baldon has been named Director of Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, one of Italy’s newest visual arts institutions based in Modena. The new foundation brings together three of the city’s key cultural institutions: the Galleria Civica di Modena—one of Italy’s oldest and most respected Italian contemporary art centres—together with the more […]

10th Berlin Biennale Announces Curatorial Team

Gabi Ngcobo, curator of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, has invited Moses Serubiri (Kampala, UG), Nomaduma Rosa Masilela (New York, US), Thiago de Paula Souza (São Paulo, BR), and Yvette Mutumba (Berlin, DE) to collaborate with her as the curatorial team. In addition, Gabi Ngcobo selected graphic designer Maziyar Pahlevan to create the […]

Centre Pompidou Names Florian Ebner Chief of Photography

The Centre Pompidou is delighted to announce the appointment of Florian Ebner as head of the Photography Department at the Musée National d’Art Moderne. The appointment becomes effective on 1 July 2017. Florian Ebner has worked for 25 years in photography and contemporary art. He was in charge of the photography department at the Folkwang […]

Gabi Ngcobo Appointed as Curator of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, which has been funded since its fourth edition by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) as an “outstanding cultural event,” is delighted to announce Gabi Ngcobo as the curator of the upcoming 10th Berlin Biennale. Since the early 2000s Gabi Ngcobo has been engaged in collaborative artistic, […]


Trevor Paglen is MacArthur Fellow 2017

Photographer Trevor Paglen has been announced as one of twenty-four recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship 2017. The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, […]

Duane Michaels receives the DGPh Culture Award

New York-based Duane Michals is honoured with the 2017 Culture Award by the German Photographic Association (DGPh), a distinction that marks the association’s recognition of one of America’s most significant contemporary artists. The award ceremony will take place on 21 October 2017 at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne. The laudatory speech will be made by Dr. Söke Dinkla, director of Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg. The […]

Stefanie Moshammer wins C/O Berlin Talents Award

After ten successful years, the early career Talents program has been comprehensively restructured: Talents is now the C/O Berlin Talent Award. Effective immediately, the C/O Berlin Talent Award will honor one outstanding young photographer and art critic each year, awarding 10,000 EUR in total (7,000 EUR in the photography category and 3,000 EUR in the art criticism category). In addition to the cash award, […]

Dana Lixenberg Wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017

Dutch photographer DANA LIXENBERG has won the twentieth edition of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize at London’s Photographers’ Gallery, for her multifaceted portrait of the residents and community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts, Los Angeles.   She was announced as the 2017 winner of the prestigious £30,000 prize by broadcaster and writer, Ekow Eshun, at a special […]

Renate Bertlmann wins 2017 Grand Austrian State Prize

Since its conception in 1950, this prestigious award has been given to only two female artists (Brigitte Kowanz (2009); Maria Lassnig (1988)), making Bertlmann the third in its history. The Grand Austrian State Prize (German: Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis) is presented by the Minister of Culture on behalf of the Republic of Austria, to an individual […]

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017

MMK 3, Frankfurt, 29 June –17 September 2017 Starting in June, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main will present the works of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize finalists for the second time. The 2017 selection not only pays tribute to established photographic narratives but also honours experimental and conceptual approaches in documentary, […]

Peter Puklus Wins Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018

The Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018 Jury selected Peter Puklus with the project “The Hero Mother – How to build a house”. The Jury was unanimous in selecting Peter Puklus for the Grand Prix 2017/18, for a truly original and intriguing proposal that draws universal issues of family and the performance of parental roles into […]

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017

This year’s shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017 celebrates established photographic narratives alongside experimental and conceptual approaches to documentary, landscape and portraiture. All of this year’s nominated artists investigate questions of truth and fiction, doubt and certainty, what constitutes the real and ideal and the relationship between the observer and the observed. […]

Winners of the 2016 Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards

2016—Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 edition of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. The Awards this year have been organized in collaboration with C/O Berlin, a Berlin-based charitable institution committed to photography and visual media. Libyan Sugar by Michael Christopher Brown (Twin Palms) is the winner […]


Open Call: Decolonizing 68 – Studio Grant

The semiannually awarded District Studio Grant 2018, I (February to July 2018) is tendered on a project-specific basis: We are seeking artists or artist collectives who want to engage with the student movement of the 1960s in Germany from decolonial and feminist perspectives. Here, the focus is on the visualization of the role of black […]

Call for Entries: Boutographies Montpellier 2018

Open call, submission deadline: 12 November 2017 The Boutographies. Rencontres photographiques de Montpellier have launched their annual call for applications for the forthcoming edition which will take place from May 5 to May 27 2018. The deadline for submissions in digital format is November 12 2017. Les Boutographies is a festival of contemporary creative photography […]

Artist-in-Residence-Programme 2018

Application deadline: September 18, 2017  Applications can be submitted via the Artists in Residence online platform. In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies in Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) for the year 2018. The residency is designed to offer an opportunity to familiarise oneself with the Austrian art scene and […]

Triennale der Photographie Hamburg: Breaking Point. Searching for Change

Open Call, Submission deadline: September 28, 2017 A breaking point is the moment of greatest strain at which someone or something gives way. In world-history these moments seem obvious but were they at the time? We face increased global challenges: climate change; the humanitarian crisis of migrants coming to Europe; cyber-attacks; terrorism; Trump. Is this […]

Residency Program at WRO Art Center (Wroclaw/Poland) for Artists, Curators, and Art Mediators based in Austria

WRO RES program A four-week residency program at WRO Art Center for artists / curators / art mediators based in Austria The WRO Center for Media Art Foundation in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw and the Artist-in-Residence Programme AiR Wro launches an open call for one artist-in-residence position at WRO Art Center, […]

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 Now Open For Entries

+++ Deadline extended to 3 July +++ The 10th edition of Renaissance Photography Prize is now open for entries. The annual prize discovers talent and celebrates the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and a worldwide audience for their work. With judges from The Photographers’ Gallery, Foam, the Guardian, and more, […]

Call: Organ Vida – Beyond The Documentary

International conference BEYOND THE DOCUMENTARY We invite all researchers, academics, artists, photographers and others to submit their presentation proposals for the international conference BEYOND THE DOCUMENTARY as a part of the discursive program of the 9th Organ Vida International Photography festival from Croatia. We are interested in expanded exposition forms, research, artworks, reviews, and presentations. […]

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie schreibt den DGPh-Bildungspreis 2016 aus

Mit Photos die Welt verstehen – Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie schreibt den DGPh-Bildungspreis 2016 aus Ab sofort können Arbeiten zur Bewerbung für den DGPh-Bildungspreis 2016 eingereicht werden. Der Preis hat das Ziel, der Bildungsarbeit mit Photographie neue Impulse zu geben. Was können Photos bewirken? Welche Gefühle können sie auslösen, welche Denkimpulse geben? Mit Bildern […]

Le Bal is searching for a responsible for the bookshop

Sous la responsabilité de la Directrice du BAL, Diane Dufour, et en collaboration avec le Directeur artistique de la librairie, Sebastian Hau, le/la responsable de la librairie aura en charge les missions suivantes : Vente et accueil –  Accueil et conseil des visiteurs et clients –  Ventes d’ouvrages neufs (autour de la programmation des expositions du […]

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