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Exhibition: COLLAGE III – Subject

Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, 13. 3. – 14. 4. 2018 Dadaist and poet Tristan Tzara called the invention of the collage the most revolutionary moment in the development of painting and meant by that the fundamental break with established forms of artistic representation that it symbolised. Implicit to the technical processes of what comprises collage — […]

Exhibition: “Holes in the Wall.” Anachronic Approaches to the Here and Now

Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna,  7. 2. – 24. 3. 2018 The exhibition takes Siegfried Kracauer’s concept of history as its departure point in its exploration of contemporary questions on the basis of past moments. The featured works investigate specific historical constellations as well as the fundamental possibilities of recording and representing historical events. This self-reflexive inquiry into […]

Ausstellung: Alexandre Estrela + João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva Lua Cão

Kunstverein München, 17. Februar – 15. April 2018 Curated by Natxo Checa and Kunstverein München 17 February–15 April 2018 Open Thursday–Sunday, 5–9pm Opening: 16 February 2018, 7–11pm Chinese New Year’s Afterparty at Goldene Bar From 17 February until 15 April 2018, Kunstverein München presents Lua Cão – a large-scale exhibition that tests the intersection of […]

DGPh-Bildungspreis 2018

Neue Impulse für die Photographie in der Bildungsarbeit – das ist das Ziel des Bildungspreises, der von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) vergeben wird. Gefragt sind innovative und nachhaltige Projekte sowie wissenschaftliche Arbeiten mit Praxisbezug. Dazu zählen kultur- und museumspädagogische Initiativen, in denen die Photographie thematisiert oder eingesetzt wird, mediale Bildungsangebote zur Photographie sowie […]

Open Letter on the Future of Documenta

Statement on documenta gGmbH’s separation from Annette Kulenkampff To the members of the board of documenta and Museum Fridericianum gGmbH: Oberbürgermeister Christian Geselle (Vorsitzender) Staatsminister Boris Rhein (stellv. Vorsitzender) Staatsministerin Eva Kühne-Hörmann Stadtverordneter Dr.Rabani Alekuzei Stadtverordneter Marcus Leitschuh MdL Karin Müller Stadtverordneter Axel Selbert Stadtverordneter Gernot Rönz Hortensia Völckers, Vorstand der Kulturstiftung des Bundes Alexander […]

Exhibition: Dorothée Elisa Baumann / Adrian Sauer

Pasquart Photoforum, 28. 1. – 15. 4. 2018 In her artistic practice, Dorothée Elisa Baumann (*1972, lives and works in Biel and Geneva) provokes shifts and transfers, and thus creates visual obstacles for the spectator. These “collisions” or riddles invite us to consider and question the represented objects in a renewed social, political and cultural […]

Exhibition: Shirin Neshat. Women in Society

Neue Galerie – Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, 18. 1. – 22. 4. 2018 Shirin Neshat (born 1957) occupies a central role in the discourse on relations between the East and the West: her photographs and videos revolve around the situation of women in societies shaped by Islam, and the contradictions arising between western and oriental cultural […]

Talk: mono.klub #52 – Trevor Paglen in Conversation with Krist Gruijthuijsen

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 16. 1. 2018, 7:30 pm “For me my works are almost like what a star is to a constellation. They are points or particulates within a larger story,” says American artist Trevor Paglen in our current issue mono.kultur #44. And indeed, there are few artists whose work is as deeply embedded in […]

Exhibition: Marianne Wex. Let’s Take Back Our Space

Tanya Leighton, Berlin, 11. 1. – 17. 2. 2018 Tanya Leighton is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Berlin of Marianne Wex’s pioneering project about male and female body language, “Let’s Take Back Our Space: ‘Female’ and ‘Male’ Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures” (1977). The encyclopedic, multi-panel installation was first shown […]


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 […]


Call for Applications: tranzit-fellowships for young artists and emerging curators

Deadline: April 2, 2018 ERSTE Foundation offers five fellowships for young artists and five fellowships for emerging curators from the the Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia to take part in a course of their choice at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2018. Well-known artists, curators, and critics from […]

DGPh-Bildungspreis 2018

Neue Impulse für die Photographie in der Bildungsarbeit – das ist das Ziel des Bildungspreises, der von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) vergeben wird. Gefragt sind innovative und nachhaltige Projekte sowie wissenschaftliche Arbeiten mit Praxisbezug. Dazu zählen kultur- und museumspädagogische Initiativen, in denen die Photographie thematisiert oder eingesetzt wird, mediale Bildungsangebote zur Photographie sowie […]

Goethe at LUX Residency 2018

Deadline: 31 January 2018 A residency for artists based in Germany and working with moving image to to be undertaken in London. The residency is offered by the Goethe-Institut London, the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, promoting the study of German abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange worldwide, and LUX, the UK agency for […]

STARTS Prize of the European Commission

The European Commission cordially invites artists, scientists, engineers, labs, institutions and private-sector firms to submit entries to this year’s STARTS Prize competition launched by Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society. Expressly encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art. Prizewinners are honored with a STARTS Trophy, €20,000 in cash, and featured appearances […]

Call for Application: Residency program for artists and curators from Berlin and Lagos 2018

Deadline 31st January 2018 Two calls for application are open in order to continue the residency program for young artists and curators from the cities of Berlin and Lagos, Nigeria. The project, which was initiated in 2015 and has been renewed and expanded since then, is a cooperation between Goethe-Institut Nigeria and Arthouse Foundation in Lagos and the Center for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U), SAVVY Contemporary, the Office […]

Deadline: 31 January 2018 – Submit to the 2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize!

Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other — in print, in person, and online. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography”, Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the […]

Call for entries: Seventh edition of the Contemporary African Photography Prize

The Contemporary African Photography Prize (CAP Prize) is open for entries to its seventh edition. The prize is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent or its diaspora. The five winning entries will be showcased in a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and the rest of the world with the aim of raising the profile of African photography.

Open Call for the ShowOFF Section of Krakow Photomonth

Submission deadline: 7 January 2018 May 2018 will mark a decade since the inaugural ShowOFF exhibitions originally opened, being part of Krakow Photomonth Festival. Our tenth anniversary programme offers yet another exciting opportunity to highlight photographers for whom an exhibition within ShowOFF Section has the potential to similarly kickstart a vibrant career. A decade in, […]

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 […]

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