Camera Austria Award
for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2015
Annette Kelm

Infos

Award Ceremony

December 10, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition space Camera Austria

Laudatio: Maren Lübbke-Tidow

The award will be presented by Lisa Rücker, City Councillor for Cultural Affairs.

Camera Austria Award
 for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2015

Annette Kelm

Description

The Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz, which is awarded biennially, will be bestowed on German artist Annette Kelm in 2015. The jury founded their decision to honour Annette Kelm with this award on the following statement: “Annette Kelm’s intricately produced images are bound to a history of photography—not only as a medium, but also as a practice, a concept, and a provocation to old and new media. Her photographs, which may at first seem like simple gestures, on further examination reveal a broad set of transcultural references, often deploying humour to critique the acceleration of mass-produced consumerism, or the transience of our sociopolitical allegiances. While exploring the continued potential of the photographic medium, her work posits a sophisticated retort to the mainstream politics of representation and endless reproducibility heralded by the digital and post-digital era. Instead of escape into nostalgic futurity, she gives us a rigorous and critical study of presentness.”

Our interest in Annette Kelm’s artistic activity is sustained by her continuity in making pictures, which has always drawn on her cultural environment—people, objects, artefacts never assume the function of pure indices but rather become independent arrangements, “for all those who behold her pictures tend to grapple with the motifs” (Maren Lübbke-Tidow). So it is this contradiction between literalness and mystification that, in our eyes, makes her works appear exemplary for a productive occupation with present-day contexts related to photography.

Jury
Kirsty Bell, freelance writer living in Berlin (DE)
Joachim Koester, artist, awardee 2013, Kopenhagen / New York (DK/US)
Omar Kholeif, author and curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London (GB)
Reinhard Braun, publisher Camera Austria International, Graz (AT)

The Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz was established in 1989 and is bestowed every two years on an artist who has published a noteworthy contribution in the magazine Camera Austria International and has made an important contribution to contemporary photography. The prize-money is Euro 14,500.

Annette Kelm’s work has been published in Camera Austria International no. 102/2008; an individual exhibition at Camera Austria was curated by Maren Lübbke-Tidow in 2009; most recently Annette Kelm was the guest editor of Camera Austria International no. 131/2015.

 

 

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  • Annette Kelm, Photo: Sabine Reitmaier

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 10.12.2015
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2015
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Cover: Annette Kelm, Home Home Home / Flashlight, 2015. C-print, 70.5 × 55 cm. Courtesy: KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin and Andrew Kreps, New York.

  • Annette Kelm, Stars Look Back, 2006. Aus der 3-teiligen Serie, C-print, 92,3 cm x 69 cm. Courtesy: Johann König, Berlin

  • Annette Kelm
    Camera Austria 2009
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Annette Kelm
    Camera Austria 2009
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Annette Kelm
    Camera Austria 2009
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Annette Kelm
    Camera Austria 2009
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Vortrag / Lecture: Dr. Yilmaz Dziewior, "Referenz und Abstraktion im Werk von Annette Kelm" / "Talk reference and abstraction in the works of Annette Kelm"
    Camera Austria 2009
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Lecture / Vortrag: Dr. Yilmaz Dziewior, "Referenz und Abstraktion im Werk von Annette Kelm" / "Talk reference and abstraction in the works of Annette Kelm"
    Camera Austria 2009
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Cover: Annette Kelm, Untitled (Oranges), 2007, C-print, 64,5 cm × 52,5 cm.

  • Annette Kelm, Big Print #2 (Maui Fern - cotton mainsail cloth, fall 1949, design Dorothy Draper, courtesy Schuhmacher & Co.), 2007. C-Print 131,5 cm × 100,5 cm.

  • Doppelseite aus / Doublepages from
    Camera Austria International 102/2008: Annette Kelm, S. / pp. 16-17.

  • Annette Kelm, Untitled (Tulips, Magnets), 2013. C-print, 65 × 80 cm. Courtesy: KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin and Andrew Kreps, New York.

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