Books

published on 21. November 2022

Sandra Schäfer: Contested Landscapes

Contested Landscapes is dedicated to different rural regions—their landscapes, their producers, and their work. The paths of the family of the artist Sandra Schäfer and those of the famous German photographer August Sander cross in the Westerwald, a rural area in Germany shaped by farming and mining. A hundred years ago, the photographer August Sander […]

Exhibitions

UPCOMING opening 9.12.2022, 6 pm

Günther Selichar
SUB | TEXTE

Since the early 1980s, Günther Selichar has been distinctly consistent in facing the production of images flooding us in the media and the related consequences for constantly changing media democracies. The focus of his photographic work is placed mainly on the material components of image production and the technology they are founded on. The Nocturnal […]

Events

18.11.2022, 6pm

Rehearsals towards the Unforeseen:
A performative talk with Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński & Cindy Sissokho

For the last event in the frame of SEVEN SCENES, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński’s solo show at Camera Austria, the artist invited Cindy Sissokho, UK-based curator, cultural producer, and author of the text accompanying the exhibition. The two will be in conversation about their collaboration in the process of conceptualizing Seven Scenes, creating Black feminist breathing spaces, […]

Exhibitions

3.9.20.11.2022

Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
Seven Scenes

Haunting and poetic in equal measure, the works of Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński—winner of the Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2021—are closely tied to the exploration and questioning of colonial history and its legacy. They convey histories from the perspective of those who have hitherto been historically silenced. Here, Kazeem-Kamiński’s strategy […]

Magazine

published on 15. October 2022

159 | 2022

Our reflections on the September issue of Camera Austria International started off with the question of how, and in what ways, images from the past talk about the present, how (visually) established narratives are critically challenged, and how they can be made productive for the future.

Books

published on 25. July 2022

Stephan Keppel: Immer Zimmer

During his visits to Graz for his show Stephan Keppel: Hard Copies at Camera Austria in Graz, Stephan Keppel made walks in the city, collecting structures and surfaces. Keppel’s way of working is marked by intensive processes of walking, collecting, scanning, and printing (and rescanning and reprinting). Through his attention to detail in portraying structure […]

Magazine

published on 15.6.2022

158 | 2022

Many of the contributions in this issue examine the question of how artists position themselves in the field of tension between creative and wage work, how it might be possible to revolutionize post-industrial forms of work from within, to design them in a socially compatible way, and to create an awareness of work that takes […]

Exhibitions

11.6.–14.8.2022

Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen –
Intersections in Theory, Film, and Art

Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen are best known as film theorists and filmmakers. As writers, they made highly influential interventions in film theory such as Mulvey’s Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema and Wollen’s The Two Avant-Gardes (both 1975). Between 1974 and 1983, the duo made six films together, seeking cinematic forms that investigated and countered […]

Events

23.7.2022, 14:00–20:00

Magazine Release Camera Austria International No. 158

Come around and celebrate the release of our summer issue, Camera Austria International No. 158, with us! Many of the contributions in this issue examine the question of how artists position themselves in the field of tension between creative and wage work, how it might be possible to revolutionize post-industrial forms of work from within, […]

Events

5.7.2022, 18:00

Film Screening and Artist Talk with Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński

Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, recipient of the Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2021, will present two of her films and talk with Christina Töpfer about her artistic practice on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 6 p.m., at the ParisBerlin>fotogroup’s Fotohaus Arles. After the presentation we will be happy to invite you for […]

Events

11.6.2022, 1 pm

Artist’s talk
Laura Mulvey

In the scope of the exhibition Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen – Intersections in Theory, Film, and Art, the world-famous film theorist and artist Laura Mulvey will come to Graz and give an artist’s talk, followed by a converation with the curators of the show Oliver Fuke & Nicolas Helm-Grovas. Laura Mulvey is Professor of […]

Offers

published on 14.6.2022

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Events

25.5.2022

Symposium
Curating the Archive? Strategies on the Intersection of Remembrance and Critical Engagement

The symposium “Curating the Archive? Strategies on the Intersection of Remembrance and Critical Engagement” is organized by the Centre for Cultural Studies at the Karl-Franzens University Graz, in collaboration with Camera Austria. In 1992 the artist Fred Wilson asked “What is a museum anyway? Or a curator for that matter? And what is an ‘audience’? […]

Books

published on 28. April 2022

Martin Behr, Martin Osterider: Triester 16

The artists Martin Behr and Martin Osterider, both born 1964 in Graz, have been embarking since 2003 on photographic forays into the Triester district of Graz, where they grew up. They take paths familiar to both from the frequent family strolls of their childhood. The book series Triester has been published since 2013 in the […]

Exhibitions

19.3.– 22.5.2022

Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel
On the Margins

The films by Vienna’s director duo Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel count among the most fascinating and sensuous works of recent Austrian film history. They are shown at international film festivals and have received numerous awards. At once social realistic and poetic, the films are compelling not least due to their tender treatment of and […]

Blog

published on 07. March 2022

#StandWithUkraine

Camera Austria supports the petition shared by L’Internationale and shares their open letter against the war in Ukraine. Please make sure to sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/art-world-art-world-oppose-russia-s-invasion-of-ukraine — To the art community, As an international community engaged in contemporary art—museum professionals, artists, educators, curators, writers—L’Internationale urges everyone to immediately oppose the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine. […]