published on 4.3.2020

149 | 2020

The contributions to the March issue of Camera Austria International focus on the potential inherent to an exploration of everyday regimes and on how democracy can unfold at the interfaces between public and private life.


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Barricading the Ice Sheets

Today, the climate movement is stronger than ever. Polite protest is a thing of the distant past. Activists all over the world use mass civil disobedience tactics to disrupt climate-wrecking activities. This conference brings together a group of internationally respected climate movement protagonists working between art and activism. The artist-activists will discuss the movements’ methods, […]


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Isa Rosenberger
. . . the vast land from which she comes

In her artistic practice, Isa Rosenberger turns her gaze again and again toward forgotten (or repressed) histories in order to open up a context for them in the present, and thus also to facilitate alternative readings of history. In the year 1934, at the Volksheim Ottakring in Vienna (today Adult Education Center Ottakring), a dance […]


published on 28.2.2020

Oliver Ressler (Ed.): Barricading the Ice Sheets. Artists and Climate Action in the Age of Irreversible Decision

Artists’ involvement in social movements has developed significantly over the last few years. Not so long ago, artists mainly contributed to the movements’ visual identity, creating banners, posters, websites, and so on. Today, however, artists and cultural producers increasingly tend to become central protagonists, whether as spokespeople or in shaping media tactics and broader strategy. […]


10.6.–15.11.2020 (postponed)

Die Stadt & Das gute Leben
Graz Kulturjahr 2020

In the project “Die Stadt & Das gute Leben” (The City & The Good Life), Camera Austria is expanding—in collaboration with artists, experts, and cooperation partners from the Graz district of Eggenberg—the scope of investigating the contemporary city to include various public areas. The project also thematizes changes in the temporality of public and private […]




Jochen Lempert
Fotos an Büchern (Photos around Books)

Jochen Lempert (b. 1958) has a degree in biology and has been working since the early 1990s on a project, in which the perception of flora and fauna in systems of representation within the context of scientific research encounters the individual observation of the animal and plant world within an environment designed by humans. Through […]


published on 11.12.2019

148 | 2019

The topic of systemic change was the point of departure for our reflections on the issue at hand. The positions introduced here not only directly reference the related political transformations but also pursue the question of how far a political system reaches into everyday social life. Also thematized are the possible approaches taken by artists, […]

Camera Austria Award

Award ceremony on 6. December 2019

Lebohang Kganye

The Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz, which is awarded biennially, will be bestowed on Lebohang Kganye (born 1990 in Katlehong, ZA) in 2019. The jury founded their decision to honour Lebohang Kganye with this award on the following statement: “Lebohang Kganye’s animated photography offers an inventive look into her […]


published on 27.11.2019

Ines Schaber: Notes on Archives 3. Picture Mining

In digital data banks, images travel more frequently from one archive to another than they did in analog archives. Sometimes images that are in the public domain are taken by commercial stock-image agencies and offered for sale. This is the case for a series of images of breaker boys in Pennsylvania that Lewis Hine made […]


published on 27.11.2019

Stefan Pente, Ines Schaber: Notes on Archives 5. Unnamed Series

Unnamed Series features a succession of artworks provoked by photographs that art historian Aby Warburg had taken as part of his travels to the Hopi Indians in 1898. Warburg noted that the images should never be published, but in the 1990s, the Warburg Institute in London made the images available as part of a glossy […]


published on 27.11.2019

Ines Schaber: Notes on Archives

Notes on Archives is a series of publications by artist Ines Schaber about archives and the practices we conduct in relation to them. Produced over the course of more than ten years, the publications feature a series of case studies, research, concrete projects, and reflections on the questions and problems that image archives pose today. […]



Peggy Buth
Vom Nutzen der Angst – The Politics of Selection

The very title of the current project by Peggy Buth, “Vom Nutzen der Angst – The Politics of Selection” (2014–19), of which an updated segment is being shown at Camera Austria, makes it clear that the artist is one of the most politically defiant of her generation in Germany. How are urban planning, economy, racism, […]


12.11.2019, 6pm

Cornelia Kogoj and Christian Kravagna: The Museum as Defense Mechanism

Why are museums founded, and for whom? African-American museums in the American South are often the product of, and protagonists in, struggles for survival on the part of Black communities. These self-organized museums arise from resistance against racist urban or traffic planning and are positioned against the processes of gentrification playing out in Black neighborhoods. […]


7. – 10.11.2019

Paris Photo 2019

In the scope of the 23nd edition of Paris Photo, more than 200 international galleries and publishing houses will present selected artists and publications in the historic Grand Palais from November 7–10, 2019—offering collectors and enthusiasts the most diverse and qualitative presentation of photography-driven projects today. The fair is supplemented with a comprehensive accompanying program […]


1. – 3.11.2019

FLAT Art Book Fair Turin 2019

The third edition of FLAT ‐Fiera Libro Arte Torino (Turin Art Book Fair)–the international event dedicated to artist’s books and contemporary art takes place in Turin from 1 to 3 November in the La Centrale space within the Nuvola Lavazza complex. 49 exhibitors from 16 countries are taking part in the third edition of FLAT, […]


published on 11.9.2019

147 | 2019

The positioning of the self in relation to its surroundings is the theme dealt with by the artists presented in Camera Austria International No. 147. They reflect on these relations from different angles: sometimes highly impartially and from an everyday standpoint, and other times from a predominately conceptual perspective. By localizing one’s own self within […]


10.10.2019, 19:00

Magazine Release Party
Camera Austria International Nr. 147

Come around and celebrate the release of our autumn issue, Camera Austria International no. 147, with us! The artists presented in this issue deal with the positioning of the self in relation to its surroundings. They reflect on these relations from different angles: sometimes highly impartially and from an everyday standpoint, and other times from […]