Camera Austria International

131 | 2015

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  • MAREN LÜBBKE-TIDOW
    Annette Kelm: We Don’t Really Know What We’re Seeing: Photographing Photographing
  • ANNETTE KELM
  • Guest Editor
    ANNETTE KELM

    Belichtung und Farbwerte / Exposure and Chromaticity
    Shannon Ebner
    Sabine Reitmaier
    Morgan Fisher
    Judith Hopf
    Horst P. Horst
    Josephine Pryde
    Louis Ducos du Hauron
    Michael Schmidt
    Barbara Kasten
    Henrik Olesen
    Sylvia Sleigh
    Christopher Williams
    David Lieske
    Jan Groover
    Arthur Ou
    Dirk von Lowtzow
    Lucie Stahl
    Herbert Tobias

  • HENDRIK SCHWANTES
    Hans Hansen in Conversation with Hendrik Schwantes: The Studio
  • HANS HANSEN

Preface

Once again we have decided to conceptually develop an issue of Camera Austria International together with an artist—after working with guest editors Tobias Zielony (Camera Austria International No. 114/2011) and Artur Żmijewski (Camera Austria International No. 117/2012), we have now invited the artist Annette Kelm to design the present issue with us. Annette Kelm has long been associated with the Camera Austria organisation, with our exhibition space and the magazine: after being featured in a main contribution to issue No. 102/2008, a solo exhibition in Graz curated by Maren Lübbke-Tidow was to follow in the year 2009, along with many discussions about her various exhibition projects.
Our interest in Annette Kelm’s artistic activity is sustained by her continuity in making pictures, which has always drawn on her cultural environment—people, objects, artefacts never assume the function of pure indices but rather become independent arrangements, “for all those who behold her pictures tend to grapple with the motifs” (Maren Lübbke-Tidow). So it is this contradiction between literalness and mystification that, in our eyes, makes her works appear exemplary for a productive occupation with present-day contexts related to photography.

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Camera Austria International 131 | 2015
Preface

Once again we have decided to conceptually develop an issue of Camera Austria International together with an artist—after working with guest editors Tobias Zielony (Camera Austria International No. 114/2011) and Artur Żmijewski (Camera Austria International No. 117/2012), we have now invited the artist Annette Kelm to design the present issue with us. Annette Kelm has long been associated with the Camera Austria organisation, with our exhibition space and the magazine: after being featured in a main contribution to issue No. 102/2008, a solo exhibition in Graz curated by Maren Lübbke-Tidow was to follow in the year 2009, along with many discussions about her various exhibition projects.
Our interest in Annette Kelm’s artistic activity is sustained by her continuity in making pictures, which has always drawn on her cultural environment—people, objects, artefacts never assume the function of pure indices but rather become independent arrangements, “for all those who behold her pictures tend to grapple with the motifs” (Maren Lübbke-Tidow). So it is this contradiction between literalness and mystification that, in our eyes, makes her works appear exemplary for a productive occupation with present-day contexts related to photography.
Under the title “Belichtung und Farbwerte / Exposure and Chromaticity”, Annette Kelm has compiled works by artists who shed light on her own pictures or demonstrate a fundamental interest in image creation. Photography as an image-fostering medium takes centre stage here, which also becomes clear at the point where artists depart from the medium, where room in this magazine is made for drawing, collage (Judith Hopf, Henrik Olesen), painting (Sylvia Sleigh), and poetry (Josephine Pryde, Dirk von Lowtzow), which in this space attain a sense of given affinity. Yet “Exposure and Chromaticity” initially references the technical aspects involved in creating pictures “which are not evident to the beholder and are effectively non-apprehensible”. In her essay published in the current magazine issue, Maren Lübbke-Tidow describes precisely this gap between producer and beholder that arises on the path between the photographic shot (and all related questions and decisions) and the recipient’s act of deciphering the image: “we don’t really know what we’re seeing: photographing photographing.” Annette Kelm’s determined inclusion of such explorative questions related to photography becomes evident not least in the applied photography of Hans Hansen, whose conversation with Hendrik Schwantes concludes the section of this issue curated by Annette Kelm, laying bare the idea and potentiality of construction in the photographic image.
All this has given rise to what is, for Camera Austria, an unusual edition. And it is precisely this unusual nature, this removing-oneself-again-and-again from one’s own areas of interest and activity, that serves to greatly enrich and challenge work on the Camera Austria project. We would like to extend our enormous gratitude to Annette Kelm for her willingness to collaborate with us on this project, for her dedicated and tireless efforts, and for the time that she has chosen to invest.

Reinhard Braun and Rebecca Wilton
and the Camera Austria Team
September 2015

Cover: Annette Kelm, Home Home Home / Flashlight, 2015. C-print, 70.5 × 55 cm.
Courtesy: KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin and Andrew Kreps, New York.

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Exhibitions

Liebes Wien, Deine Ingeborg Strobl
Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna
MAREN LÜBBKE-TIDOW

Unsere Helden. Rückblick auf den sozialistischen Realismus, das Beispiel Ex-Jugoslawien
Kunstgalerie Maribor
Helden. Versuch der Inventarisierung
Nationales Kunstmuseum der Ukraine, Kiev
HERWIG G. HÖLLER

Sven Johne: Anomalien des frühen 21. Jahrhunderts / Einige Fallbeispiele
Arbeiterkammer Wien
CHRISTIAN EGGER

Widerstand und Amnesie #2 – Über gescheiterte Utopien, lebendige Mythen und Kolonialität heute
Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck
SØNKE GAU

Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld
New Museum, New York
RACHEL BAUM

Charlotte Moth: Choreography of the Image
Tate Britain, London
ELEA HIMMELSBACH

Andrzej Steinbach: Figur I, Figur II
Sprengel Museum Hannover
MORITZ SCHEPER

Jon Rafman
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
HEATHER DAVIS / MICHAEL NARDONE

Under the Clouds: From Paranoia to the Digital Sublime
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto
ÓSCAR FARIA

Trevor Paglen: The Octopus
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt / Main
VERENA KUNI

7. Fotobookfestival Kassel
documenta-Halle, Kassel
JAN WENZEL

The Order of Things: Photography from the Walther Collection
The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm
TACO HIDDE BAKKER

Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Secession Wien
CHRISTINE PETERS

Welten im Widerspruch – Zonen der Globalisierung
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
MANISHA JOTHADY

Fred Lonidier: Strike
Centre de la photographie Genève, Geneva
Istituto Svizzera di Roma, Rome
UNO, Palais des Nations, Salle des Pas Perdus, Geneva
Camere del Lavoro Autonomo e Precario, Rome
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
CHRISTINA TÖPFER

The Day Will Come – When We Share More Than Ever
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
The Day Will Come – When Photography Revises
Kunstverein in Hamburg
KARIN SCHULZE

Valérie Jouve: Bodies Resisting
Jeu de Paume, Paris,
Germaine Krull
Jeu de Paume, Paris
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence
Le Bal, Paris
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
ELLIE ARMON AZOULAY

Books

Geert Goiris: Prophet
Roma Publications, Amsterdam 2015
KATHI HOFER

Hilde van Gelder (ed.): Allan Sekula. Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum
Leuven University Press, Leuven 2015
WILFRIED PRANTNER

A “Visual Pathology”
Hillie de Rooij: Myopia
The Eriskay Connection, Breda 2015
MICHÈLE COHEN-HADRIA

Ruinierte Montagen
Über die fragwürdige Editionspraxis bei Bertolt Brechts Arbeitsjournal
Bertolt Brecht: Große kommentierte Berliner und Frankfurter Ausgabe. Journale 2
Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt / Main; Aufbau Verlag Weimar / Berlin, 1994/95
JAN WENZEL

Imprint

Publisher: Reinhard Braun
Owner: Verein CAMERA AUSTRIA. Labor für Fotografie und Theorie.
Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Österreich

Editors: Margit Neuhold, Christina Töpfer, Rebecca Wilton
Clara Wildberger (Praktikum)

Translators: Dawn Michelle d’Atri, Peter McCavana, Wilfried Prantner.

English proofreading: Dawn Michelle d’Atri

Acknowledgement: Joerg Bader, Daniela Baumann, Laura Bielau, Janet Borden, Lizzie Borden, Silvia Cipriani, Shannon Ebner, Isabelle Fein, Morgan Fisher, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth, Philip Gaißer, Simon Greenberg, Valentina Hagendorfer, Hans Hansen, Adam Harrison, Emma Hazen, Judith Hopf, Douglas John, Barbara Kasten, Annette Kelm, Johann König, Sébastien Leseigneur, David Lieske, Aram Lintzel, Stefanie Löhr, Dirk von Lowtzow, Maren Lübbke-Tidow, Nasim Mirzai, Henrik Olesen, Arthur Ou, Eléonor de Pesters, Josephine Pryde, Sabine Reit­maier, Esperanza Rosales, Karin Schmidt, Elisa Schroer, Hendrik Schwantes, Lucie Stahl, Christian Tagger, Anna Voswinckel, Rachel Walker, Brendan Wattenberg, Christopher Williams, Ayelet Yanai.

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ISBN 978-3-902911-19-3
ISSN 1015 1915
GTIN 4 19 23106 1600 5 00131