Camera Austria International

87 | 2004

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  • SØNKE GAU
    Aglaia Konrad: Floating Images
  • AGLAIA KONRAD
  • MAREN LÜBBKE-TIDOW
    Hans Schabus: Re-presentations
  • HANS SCHABUS
  • JAN VERWOERT
    The New History of Ideas Without Future
  • NINA SCHEDLMAYER
    on Sabina Hörtner
  • SABINE HÖRTNER
  • SIEGFRIED ZIELINSKI
    Conversation between Heinz Emigholz and Siegfried Zielinski
  • HEINZ EMIGHOLZ

Preface

This issue of Camera Austria provides an insight into the work of artists whom we have been observing for some time, documenting their positions in our magazine at a very early stage or presenting them at our exhibitions. In 1999, for instance, we invited Hans Schabus to present his works together with Gottfried Bechtold in our former exhibition rooms. This presentation was followed by a first extensive contribution in issue No. 68 of our magazine. Meanwhile Hans Schabus has not only taken part in numerous group exhibitions such as the Manifesta in Frankfurt (2002), but has also been invited to solo exhibitions in major institutional contexts such as the Secession, Vienna, the Bonner Kunstverein (both 2003), or, soon, at Kunsthaus Bregenz – reason enough for us to present a selection of his latest works. The pictures we are showing were taken during a trip through Poland in July 2004.

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Camera Austria International 87 | 2004
Preface

This issue of Camera Austria provides an insight into the work of artists whom we have been observing for some time, documenting their positions in our magazine at a very early stage or presenting them at our exhibitions. In 1999, for instance, we invited Hans Schabus to present his works together with Gottfried Bechtold in our former exhibition rooms. This presentation was followed by a first extensive contribution in issue No. 68 of our magazine. Meanwhile Hans Schabus has not only taken part in numerous group exhibitions such as the Manifesta in Frankfurt (2002), but has also been invited to solo exhibitions in major institutional contexts such as the Secession, Vienna, the Bonner Kunstverein (both 2003), or, soon, at Kunsthaus Bregenz – reason enough for us to present a selection of his latest works. The pictures we are showing were taken during a trip through Poland in July 2004.

Aglaia Konrad was awarded the “Camera Austria Award for contemporary photography of the city of Graz”, followed by the solo exhibition “KOPIE / CITY – Graz 2004” in our exhibition rooms. Sønke Gau explores Konrad’s studies of urban structures by looking at the theories of space and movement of Michel de Certeau and Paul Virilio. “Konrad’s works refer to the promises of modernism and their concrete implementation – the discrepancy between utopia and utilitarianism in the realm of architecture and urban planning.”
This is also the starting point for Jan Verwoert’s exploration of “The New History of Ideas Without a Future”. In his contribution, on the basis of several examples such as the works of Florian Pumhösl or Jakob Kolding, Verwoert discusses the new interest in modernism in current art, demonstrating that a common point of reference – which also goes for Konrad’s work – is the architecture of the International Style and, particularly, the global functionalism that derives from it.

At regular intervals, we present projects by artists of Medienturm Graz in our magazine. Sabina Hörtner, who carried out her project “17/21–04” in spring this year, also took part in the exhibition “The Resistance of Photography” curated by Reinhard Braun. On the basis of Brian O’Doherty’s theory of perception, Nina Schedlmayer takes a look at Hörtner’s spatial interventions, which are always preceded by an analysis of the specific given spatial situation in order to evoke visual, political or social dislocation with regard to the constellation of space and time.

Heinz Emigholz works as a film-maker, visual artist, actor and publicist. During the XIV Symposium on Photography on the topic of War in autumn 1993, Emigholz provided an important contribution, “Photography and beyond”, that was published in Camera AustriaNo. 47/48. His productions in various media testify to the possibility of an artistic methodology beyond the constraints of categorisations. This is also reflected in the contribution for this issue that includes an interview with the art and media theorist Siegfried Zielinski along with a monologue by the artist and detailed descriptions of his films and drawings. This collage-like practice “allows Emigholz to tap into contexts that linear narrative would not permit in this way”, writes Marc Ries – also in this issue – in his review of Heinz Emigholz’s latest book Das schwarze Schamquadrat (Black Square of Shame).

Christine Frisinghelli

Entries

Forum

BRUNO SANTOS

HYNEK ALT

ALEXANDRA VAJD

CARLA AHLANDER

ELOISE CALANDRE

VANDA TEUTA VUCICEVIC

FRANZ SATTLER

CHRISTINA SKRABAL

MARYSE LARIVIERE

Exhibitions

No Unexplained Shadows. August Sander: People of the Twentieth Century
RACHEL BAUM

Barocke Träumereien. “Videodreams. Zwischen Cinematischen und Theatralischem”
Kunsthaus, Graz
ULRICH TRAGATSCHNIG

Aufhören, ohne am Ende zu sein. Kurze Karrieren”
MUMOK, Wien
FRIEDRICH TIETJEN

The last Picture Show. Artists Using Photography 1960 – 1982
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis u. a.
MANUEL OLVEIRA

Photoespana: Historias
VII. festival International de Fotografia y Artes Visuales
AMANDA CUESTA

Sommergruppenausstellung. Telepathy Curating
MAREN LÜBBKE-TIDOW

Artists’ Favourites
ICA Gallery, London
DENISE ROBINSON

Rodney Graham: A Little thought
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto u. a.
TERENCE DICK

Manifesta 5
MANUEL OLVEIRA

Wirklich wahr! Realitätsversprechen von Fotografien
Ruhrlandmuseum, Essen
JOHANNA DI BLASI

Heinrich Riebesehl: Fotografische Serien 1963 – 2001
CAROLIN FÖRSTER

John Waters: Change of Life
HANS-JÜRGEN HAFNER

Noch ist nichts zu sehen. Recherche – entdeckt! Bildarchive der Unsichtbarkeiten
6. Int. Fototriennale Esslingen
KERSTIN STREMMEL

Stéphane Couturier: Mutations
Bibliothèque national de France, Paris
ANNE BERTRAND

Books

Heinz Emigholz: Das schwarze Schamquadrat
MARC RIES

Stan Douglas: Every Building on 100 West Hastings
Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver
KELLY WOOD

Untitled (Experience of Place)
Koenig Books, London
MARINA GRZINIC

Diskurse der Fotografie
Suhrkamp. Frankfurt
KATHRIN PETERS

Imprint

Publisher: Manfred Willmann. Owner: Verein CAMERA AUSTRIA, Labor für Fotografie und Theorie
All: Lendkai 1, A-8020 Graz

Editors Graz: Reinhard Braun, Christine Frisinghelli, Manisha Jothady. Trainee: Margaretha Liebmann
Editor Berlin: Maren Lübbke-Tidow

Copy editing: Marie Röbl
Translations: Richard Watts