Camera Austria Award
for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2013
Joachim Koester

Infos

Award Ceremony

August 23, 2013, 6 pm
Exhibition space Camera Austria

Laudatio: Catherine David

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

Camera Austria Award
for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2013

Joachim Koester

Description

Danish artist Joachim Koester (born 1972 in Copenhagen) is this year’s recipient of the Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz . In the eyes of the jury, Joachim Koester’s photographic (and also filmic) work convinces thanks to the artist’s innovative negotiation of relations between the documentary and the fictional.

“Something that has interested me a lot is how ideas and narratives take on a physical form, how stories and history materialise. In one way or another, spaces are transformed by human action, and in my work I am, if you like, ghost-hunting spaces. I look for these storylines, which may not always be very apparent but are still present.
Lazy Clairvocants and Future Audiences, “Joachim Koester in conversation with Anders Kreuger”, 2005.

Jury
Sandra Križić Roban, Publisher Život umjetnosti
Florian Ebner, Director of the Photographic Collection at the Museum Folkwang, Essen
Martin Beck, Artist, Vienna and New York
Reinhard Braun, Publisher Camera Austria International

The Camera Austria Award founded by the City of Graz in 1989 in recognition of the international importance of the magazine Camera Austria International and is awarded every two years to a single artist for his/her work in the field of photography on the basis of the suggestion of an international jury. The prize-money is Euro 14,500.

Joachim Koester participated in two exhibition projects at Camera Austria:“First the artist defines meaning”, 2006, and “Then the work takes place”, 2009. His work was published in Camera Austria International 66/1999.

 

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  • Joachim Koester, Photo: Anders Sune Berg.

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Joachim Koester, Reinhard Braun, Catherine David
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Joachim Koester, Kulturstadträtin Lisa Rücker
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Catherine David, Joachim Koester, Kulturstadträtin Lisa Rücker, Reinhard Braun
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Joachim Koester, Catherine David, Kulturstadträtin Lisa Rücker, Reinhard Braun
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Catherine David, Sandra Križić Roban
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 23.8.2013
    Seiichi Furuya, Gerhard Gross
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2013
    Photo: Joana Theuer

  • Joachim Koester, histories, 2005.
    Installation: First the artist defines the meaning
    8.7. 2006 – 10.9. 2006
    Camera Austria 2006
    Mit / With: Joachim Koester (DK), Miles Coolidge (CA), Ralf Hoedt (DE), Peter Piller (DE), Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch (AT), Christine Würmell (DE)
    Photo: Manfred Willmann.

  • Joachim Koester, Morning of the Magicians, 2005.
    Installation: Then the work takes place. Zum Paradigma des Konzeptuellen in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie / On the Paradigm of the Conceptual in Contemporary Photography
    24.4. 2009 – 28.6. 2009
    Camera Austria 2009
    Mit / With: Joachim Koester (DK), Marine Hugonnier (FR), Sharon Lockhart (US), Jean-Luc Mylayne (FR), Peter Piller (DE), Hans Schabus (AT), Christopher Williams (US)
    Photo: Christian Wachter.

  • Camera Austria 66 | 1999
    Maia Damianovic: Joachim Koester, Interview. Textbeitrag, Seite 44 - 47/ Text feature, page 44 - 47.
    Catsou Roberts: Joachim Koester. Blauer Schleier - Bilder aus einem kürzlich geträumten Traum / Blue Haze - Images from a Recent Dream. Textbeitrag, Seite 44 - 47 / Text feature, Page 48 - 57.
    Künstlerbeitrag, Seite 49 - 57 / Artist feature, page 49 - 57.

  • Joachim Koester, Time of the Hashshashin # 1, 2009. Installation: Institut D'art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2011. Photo: Blaise Adilon.

  • Joachim Koester, Time of the Hashshashin #2, 2010. Installation: Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2012. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.

  • Joachim Koester, Time of the Hashshashin # 4, 2009. Gelatin print, 141,5 x 107,5 cm. Courtesy: Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

  • Joachim Koester, Some Boarded Up Houses (Brooklyn-Baltimore) (06), 2009. Silver gelatin print, 48 x 38 cm. Courtesy: Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

  • Joachim Koester, Some Boarded Up Houses (Brooklyn-Baltimore) (01), 2009. Silver gelatin print, 48 x 38 cm. Courtesy: Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

  • Joachim Koester, The Abbey of Thelema #4 (aus / from: Morning of the Magicians), 2005. Silver gelatin print, 47,5 x 60,3 cm. Courtesy: Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

  • Joachim Koester, From the Secret Garden of Sleep #6, 2008.
    Courtesy: Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

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