Camera Austria Award
for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2009
Sanja Iveković

Infos

Award Ceremony

January 28, 2010
in the course of the opening of the exhibition
Walid Raad
Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut)

Presentation of the award: Stadtrat Dr. Wolfgang Riedler

Camera Austria Award
for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz 2009

Sanja Iveković

Description

The jury explained their decision as follows: “For Sanja Iveković, one of the most important artists from former Yugoslavia and Croatia, the photography medium is an integral part of her critical conceptual approach. She shows how codes produced and standardised in the visual media − in advertising, newspaper reports, on television and in political propaganda − become ingrained in our collective social behaviour. In so doing, she makes differentiated statements on the relationship between image and body politics. Iveković takes photography back to simple materials in order to visualise power structures – always also gender-specific – that define the practice of everyday life in the constantly shifting spheres between “public” and “private”.”

Iveković has been developing her work consistently since the 1970s. International reception of her work and above all its topicality and significance for the younger generation bear firm witness to her position. In addition to her conceptual works of photography and writing, she has created films, video installations, actions and performances. Her explicitly socio-political commitment is clearly evident here too: the social and political field that Iveković explores addresses the role of women in the context of society. In her joint “Women’s House” projects with women living in shelters, for example, she convincingly ties artistic intervention back to specific living conditions.

Jury
Adam Budak
, curator, Kunsthaus Graz
Silvia Eiblmayr, curator, commissioner of the Austrian contribution to the 2009 Biennale di Venezia, Vienna
Thomas Weski, curator and professor for “Cultures of the Curatorial” at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig
Christine Frisinghelli as representative of Camera Austria

A contribution on Sanja Iveković, including an essay by Natasa Ilic – »Sanja Ivekovic. Teaching Private Politics« – was published in Camera Austria International 90/2005.

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.

 

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  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 28.1.2010
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Silvia Eiblmayr, Christine Frisinghelli, Sanja Iveković, Wolfgang Riedler
    Camera Austria 2010
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 28.1.2010
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2010
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 28.1.2010
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2010
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 28.1.2010
    Eröffnung / Opening, Walid Raad, Sweet Talk: Commisions (Beirut) Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Camera Austria 2010
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Preisverleihung / Award Ceremony, 28.1.2010
    Ausstellungsraum / Exhibition space Camera Austria
    Sanja Iveković & Silvia Eiblmayr
    Photo: Christian Wachter

  • Sanja Iveković, Women's House (AZKZ, Zagreb), 2003.

  • Sanja Iveković, Gen XX (Nada Dimić), 1997/2001.
    Photo collage, ditital print, 100 cm x 70 cm.

  • Sanja Iveković, aus der Serie / from the series:
    Figure & Ground, 2005.
    Photo collage, digital print, dimensions variable.

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