release 14. 3. 2018

141 | 2018

Throughout all of last year, we’ve devoted much thought to the archive as a compendium of documents, a space for analyzing history, an institution, and a form of cultural memory—in its aesthetics as well as its politics, as a material practice and as an idea. We’ve done this with an intensity that quite possibly still […]


16.3.2018, 6 pm

Magazine Release and Artist Talk

On the occasion of the magazine presentation of Camera Austria International no. 141, Cana Bilir-Meier and Ayşe Güleç discuss questions of alienation, memory, and critical representation in the photographic and filmic work of Bilir-Meier. The artist’s spot “Bestes Gericht” (Best Court Ever, 2017) for the Tribunal “NSU-Komplex-auflösen” is part of the program of Diagonale – Festival of Austrian […]


CURRENT: 10.3.–29.4.2018

Horáková + Maurer

The works shown for the first time in this exhibition at Camera Austria go back to the years 1996 to 2000, when Tamara Horáková + Ewald Maurer started intensively exploring the properties of Polaroid TPX radiographic slide film, which lends the exhibition its name. It is an exposure technique originating from the medical field or […]


published on 09. March 2018

Horáková + Maurer: TPX-Index

The works published for the first time in this book go back to the years 1996 to 2000, when Tamara Horáková and Ewald Maurer started intensively exploring the properties of Polaroid TPX radiographic instant film, which lends the project its name. It is an exposure technique originating from the medical field or security sector, which […]


21.3.2018, 6 pm

Lecture Performance
Andrea Palašti: A Walk through the Zoo

“In the accompanying ideology, animals are always the observed. The fact that they can observe us has lost all significance. They are the objects of our ever-extending knowledge. What we know about them is an index of our power, and thus an index of what separates us from them. The more we know, the further […]


published on 13. February 2018

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13.2.2018, 6 pm

Markus Krottendorfer: Golden Years – Surprise Pink
An evening with 6 slide shows and music

The performative slide shows by Markus Krottendorfer, situated between photography and film, show “common” places (or non-places) taken from everyday life like bus terminals, fish markets, or shopping centers which are then juxtaposed with architectural manifestations of power like military bases or financial hubs. Here he is not concerned primarily with the various architectural structures, […]


6.2.2018, 6 pm

Exhibition tour
Un-Curating the Archive II: 1990 – 2002
with Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch

In the context of the two-part exhibition project “Un-Curating the Archive,” Camera Austria has digitalized and published a large portion of its archive. This makes Camera Austria one of the few organizations, if not the only one, in the realm of contemporary art in Austria that has made their archive openly available to the public […]


published on 19.12.2017

140 | 2017

“There are people who want the past to be repeated, so they ensure that we cannot remember it,” as Priya Basil notes in Lettre International No. 118, citing Paul Krugman. I can hardly imagine a more apt description of the consolidation of reactionary political powers, now playing out in Austria as well, on the heels […]


published on 21. December 2017

Özlem Altin: Dance

Özlem Altin develops her publications, and also her exhibitions, from her collection of images, both her own and found ones. Based on this collection, she has been conducting experiments in which each image assumes its own position, in reference either to the surrounding images or to other present images in order to open up space […]



Un-Curating the Archive II

Although archives safeguard and preserve documents, they are not always accessible to the public, or else access to these documents is considerably restricted. So archives regulate the relationship between the visible, the accessible, and the concealed. For this reason, it is often exceedingly difficult to reconstruct the histories/stories of institutions. Since the year 2017, Camera […]



Magazine Release Party and Special Pre-Christmas Back Issue Sale

Our winter issue is out soon! We are happy to announce Camera Austria International No. 140 with contributions by Estelle Blaschke, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Miki Kratsman, Armin Linke, Shveta Sarda, and Raqs Media Collective. Plus: forum, exhibitions, books. Additionally, we invite you to our special Christmas sale with a variety of back issues from recent years, […]

Camera Austria Award

Award ceremony on 6. December 2017

Jochen Lempert

The Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz, which is awarded biennially, will be bestowed on German artist Jochen Lempert in 2017. The jury founded their decision to honour Jochen Lempert with this award on the following statement: “Jochen Lempert (b. 1958) has a degree in biology and since the early […]



Projection at Vienna Art Week: Christina Werner. The Boys Are Back

Special Project in the framework of Vienna Art Week, presented by Camera Austria International with the kind support of Wedia – visuelle Großflächenwerbung / Beamboards Right-wing populist politicians in Europe owe their success partly to their media presence. Christina Werner analyses recurring strategies of staging and representation, as well as gestures, facial expressions, rhetoric, and symbols. Since 2010 she has been working […]



Paris Photo 2017

The twenty-first edition of  Paris Photo, will be held from 9 to 12 November 2017.  The fair unites 159 international galleries and thirty publishers to present artists and books in the historic Grand Palais in the heart of Paris. Camera Austria will attend Paris Photo 2017 and present the current issue Camera Austria International Nr. 139 […]



Özlem Altin

Camera Austria has invited the Berlin-based artist Özlem Altin to participate in an exhibition project in September 2017, which is being produced and shown in collaboration with the steirischer herbst festival. The starting point for the endeavour is an exploration of the Camera Austria archive, which is made available to the artist as a kind […]


Published on 13.9.2017

139 | 2017

In the year 2014, we presented the exhibition “The Militant Image: Picturing What Is Already Going On, Or The Poetics of the Militant Image” together with Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen, and Helmut Weber), along with a publication of the same name. The focus here was on the militant image both as a condition […]