Magazine

published on 12.6.2024

166 | 2024

Despite political aspirations to enable people from all social and economic backgrounds, regardless of residency status, to gain equal access to education—and thus also to cultural and economic capital—studies show that in reality this promise is never totally fulfilled. Against this backdrop, Camera Austria International No. 166 is introducing artistic positions that deal with the […]

Exhibitions

CURRENT 8.6. – 18.8.2024

Anouk Tschanz: Actinism

Anouk Tschanz, in her work, delves into the process of seeing and perceiving the world around us, and of reproducing it through photographs. Amid a visual culture characterized by accelerated digital image generation, Tschanz purposely employs the elaborate technique of analogue black-and-white photography, with the aim of training the focus on the perception of each […]

Magazine

published on 22. April 2024

165 | 2024

Camera Austria International no. 165 takes its point of departure from the bipartite exhibition Exposure / Double Exposure, which in September 2023 kicked off the program of Camera Austria’s curator Anna Voswinckel. In two group exhibitions, which flowed seamless­ly into each other and at times overlapped, artists presented works reflecting the concept of “exposure” that […]

Events

10.5.2024, 4 pm

Lecture
Vera Tollmann: View from Above

“We bring to our gaze habits and conventions,” noted the author and art critic John Berger in the early days of his legendary BBC television series Ways of Seeing (1972). The three-part series deals with the conditions that prevail when we look at art: What role do venues, reproduction techniques, and viewing habits play in […]

Exhibitions

2.3. – 12.5.2024

Alexandra Leykauf
Prospect

Based on extensive research into imagery, Alexandra Leykauf develops site-specific exhibition concepts, taking as her point of departure the particular (art-)historical contexts of cities in order to trace questions related to the gaze, visual relationships, and their physical localization. In doing so, the artist works with different photographic imaging processes in order to probe the […]

Blog

published on 05. March 2024

OPEN CALL – Graz Residency for International Photographers (GRIP)

OPEN CALL – GRAZ RESIDENCY for INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS An initiative by Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark Place of residency: GRAZ, AUSTRIA We are delighted to announce the third round of a scholarship that Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark are collaboratively offering in the fall of 2024. The scholarship is intended as an opportunity for photographers […]

Events

11.4.2024, 5 p.m.

Exhibition tour “Alexandra Leykauf: Prospect” with Ulrich Becker

It is our pleasure to cordially invite you to an exhibition tour with Ulrich Becker, curator Cultural History Collection, who will be in dialogue with Anna Voswinckel, curator of the exhibition Alexandra Leykauf: Prospect, on April 11, 2024, at 5 p.m. For her first solo exhibition in an Austrian venue, the artist draws on research […]

Offers

published on 06. February 2024

Special: Plus One

Magazine

published on 8.11.2023

164 | 2023

The impending climate disaster is making an examination of the ecological conditions of photographic production more topical than ever, as is currently reflected by countless exhibitions, publications, and discussions. Hence, light is being shed in recent times on the contexts surrounding the production of photographs, and on the environmental harm associated with the medium’s development, […]

Exhibitions

25.11.2023 – 28.1.2024

Double Exposure

In the context of the exhibition, the image of “double exposure,” borrowed from the field of analogue photography, serves as a metaphor for processes of memory politics that are explored and transformed through randomly found images or specific viewings of archives. What does it mean to expose oneself repeatedly to inscription? Four very different artistic […]

Events

2.2.2024, 6 pm

Artist Talk: Sara-Lena Maierhofer and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński

As part of discourse on the restitution of cultural assets and the new orientation of European institutions collecting artifacts, Sara-Lena Maierhofer’s series Kabinette (2018–19) examines the role of photography as an archival medium that, in historical terms, is closely associated with the colonial perspective. Against this background, and from a white European perspective, how can […]

Events

17.1.2024, 6 p.m.

The Constellation: Private Heritage, Public Exhibiting
Rebekka Bauer in Conversation with Christina Natlacen

Rebekka Bauer’s installation Die Aufstellung (The Constellation, 2020–ongoing) brings together hundreds of self-fashioned metal objects from her grandfather’s estate, a collection of private photographs from the period of National Socialism, and her own family photos from various decades. By creating a display rich in associations, the individual items from a private family context are newly […]

Events

12.12.2023, 17:00

Book presentation
Seiichi Furuya: Our Pocketkamera 1985

We are pleased to invite you to the presentation of Our Pocketkamera 1985 by Seiichi Furuya, which has recently been published in the Edition Camera Austria. Next to autobiographic texts by the artist, the book comprises a selection of photographs that his late wife Christine Furuya-Gössler had taken with a Kodak Pocket Instamatic camera given […]

Events

7.12.2023, 4 pm

Misalignments – Online artist talk between Sim Chi Yin and Gabrielle Moser

An investigation of colonialism’s complex, transnational political entanglements and its traumatic effects on (family) biographies forms the starting point of Sim Chi Yin’s ten-year project One Day We’ll Understand. Inspired by research into the life of her grandfather, who was deported by the British colonial authorities to China in 1949—where he was executed shortly after—the […]

Events

25.11.2023, 4 pm

Lecture Performance
Oliver Husain and Kerstin Schroedinger:
DNCB—A History of Irritation

DNCB stands for Dinitrochlorobenzene. It is used in the development of analogue color film. From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, the substance was also employed as a treatment in alternative AIDS clinics around the USA and Canada. Its actual benefits were never scientifically studied. Around the same time in Germany a study of the flowering […]

Events

published on 06. November 2023

Talk: WERKER—Rogier Delfos and Marc Roig Blesa in Conversation

The talk by the WERKER—Rogier Delfos and Marc Roig Blesa—about their artistic practice is being held as part of the FIELD SCHOOL: GRAZ project week, which is hosted by the Laboratory for Art and Research at the University of Cologne and is headed by Karina Nimmerfall. Also involved in this cooperation is the IZK – […]

Magazine

published on 6.9.2023

163 | 2023

For many artists, part of their work is how to handle their archives or those of others. In reconsidering underlying practices of selection and presentation, they question them, shed light on their inherent power structures, and probe the gaps in storage to identify thematic developments and open them up to discussion. The current issue of […]