Camera Austria International

53 | 1995

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  • YVE LOMAX
    Besser als
  • ALLAN
    Auf dem Wasser wandeln
  • NICK WAPLINGTON
    Wohnraum
  • PAUL
    Wien
  • JOHANNA KANDL
    Der Kreis ist noch lange nicht geschlossen
  • JOHANNA HOFLEITNER
    Interview: Johanna Hofleitner, Johanna Kandl, Margherita Spiluttini
  • MARTIN SCHRAUB
    Robert Frank: Odysee im Weltinnenraum

Preface

What has emerged as a point of focus in this issue, the one winding up our 1995 programm, is neither a specific concept nor a theme but rather a particular working procedure. The contributions document long–term projects dedicated to the representation of–social, political, economic – complexities. Photography’s role as a medium reflects the fact that we are not dealing with clear-cut subjects but with complex conditions or combinations of circumstances.

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Camera Austria International 53 | 1995
Preface

What has emerged as a point of focus in this issue, the one winding up our 1995 programm, is neither a specific concept nor a theme but rather a particular working procedure. The contributions document long–term projects dedicated to the representation of–social, political, economic – complexities. Photography’s role as a medium reflects the fact that we are not dealing with clear-cut subjects but with complex conditions or combinations of circumstances.
In her first essay published in German, Yve Lomax takes up the crisis of representation, a problem confronting contemporary image production in general. For Yve Lomax, this crisis is a reason to ask once more what images are capable of, what relations they can form, what effects and affections images can generate in the world. Her series of work in this issue is centered around the potential of any image to generate multitude of effects. In “Fish Story”, a six–year project, Allan Sekula is developing a cross–section through the social, cultural and economic–political history of (post-) capitalist society represented by the shipyard, fishery and fish processing industries. “Walking on Water” is part of this work in progress which is laid out as an open archive of images and texts and has not been published so far. Since 1986, Nick Waplington has been photographing a family of friends in the housing estate on the outskirts of Nottingham where his grandfather lives. “Living Room”, as his project is titled, simultaneously describes a particular private sphere and a section of the British (post-) social system. In his photographs, a family’s living room becomes a metaphor of social and cultural conditions, ways of live, value systems and survival strategies.
In Johanna Kandl’s project “Not Coming Full Circle For a Long Time to Come”, the withdrawal of Russian Army troops from Germany is the subject of a photographic investigation aimed simultaneously at individual and collective consequences of this event. Together with the photographer Margherita Spiluttini she made a series of photographs. They served as raw material of an installation discussed in an interview with Johanna Hofleitner. Paul Albert Leitner who was awarded with the Rupertinum Award of Photography in 1995 continues his excursion about travelling in “Vienna: Moments of a City” – leisurely strolling, so to speak, through the public sphere of a metropolis. Writing about Robert Frank, Martin Schaub focusses on the artist’s film œvre, attempting to reconstruct the (autobiographic) relation between author and images.
The length of the contributions and of reports about recent exhibitions and books has not only affected the strength of this volume which, with 130 pages, is almost a double issue, but also the production time. We intend to shorten this time in the future to meet subscriber’s interest. As you can see from the imprint, we have moved into new and larger premises which will also mean more efficiency. Another change in our work: Christine Frisinghelli has been appointed director of styrian autumn until 1999. She will, however, continue to be involved in editing this magazine. For the next issue we expect contributions from and about Trude Fleischmann, Louise Lawler, Michael Schmidt, Günther Selichar and Diana Thater. Camera Austria will again be represented at “Art Frankfurt”, this year. For the first time, we will have a gallery stand – do come and see us there! We also gladly announce that the 1995 “Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography of the City of Graz” went to the South African photographer David Goldblatt.

Manfred Willmann, Christine Frisinghelli, January

Entries

Forum

OLIVER GODOW

STEVEN TYNAN

ANDREAS WEINAND

MAGDALENA FREY

PETRA STERRY

RAMACHER-EINFALT

JÖRG ZIMMER

BRUNO EHRS

FELIX KALMAR

ANTOINE BUGMANN

PIET WESSING

ANGELA VON BRILL

PEDRO MOITINHO

FRANK SILBERBACH

NORIHIRO HARUTA

KLAUS FRITSCH

Exhibitions

Large Bodies
Pace Wildenstein MacGill Gallery, New York
ANNE BARCLEY MORGAN

Video Spaces: Eight Installations
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ANNE BARCLEY MORGAN

Allan Sekula: Fish Story
FRITS GIERSTBERG

Andrea Fisher: Recounting
Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh
PETER RIDE

Katharina Sieverding: Das Selbst ist nicht zu fassen, Oder: Die Veränderung als einen Akt der Befreiung zelebrieren
“Life – Death”, Galerie Fotohof
DANIELE PABINGER

Knipser – Die Bildgeschichte der privaten Fotografie in Deutschland und Österreich von 1880 bis 1980
Münchner Stadtmuseum
STEFANIE GREBE

Larry Clark: Kids
JUSTIN HOFFMANN

Wunderkammer Fotografie?
Fotobiennale Enschede
REINHARD BRAUN

Paul Graham: Empty Heaven
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
THOMAS SEELIG

Books

Marshall McLuhan: Die Implosion der Welt
Verlag der Kunst, Dresden-Basel 1994
REINHARD BRAUN

Spuren des Todes, Zeichen der Freiheit. Larry Clark wird neu entdeckt. Kommt “Fotografischer Situationismus” in Mode?
Scalo Verlag, Zürich-Berlin-New York 1993
CHRISTIAN EIGNER

Der Datendandy als Agent
Bollmann Verlag, Mannheim 1993
REINHARD BRAUN

Film und moderne Architektur: Verbrüdert, verheiratet oder doch nur bekannt? Das Buch Cinetecture untersucht eine bisher wenig erforschte Beziehung
PVS Verleger, Wien 1995
CHRISTIAN EIGNER

Surfin’ USA! Ein neuer Sammelband über Amerikanische Fotografie belegt einmal mehr: Foto-Anthologien sind wie Surfbretter. Nur sich selbst genießend reitet man auf ihnen durch die Geschichte.
Schirmer/Mosel, München 1995
CHRISTIAN EIGNER

B. Mihailov / S. Solonskij / S. Bratkov: “Wenn ich ein Deutscher wäre…”
Verlag der Kunst Dresden, Basel 1995
JUDITH SCHWENDTNER

Helmut Newton
Schirmer/Mosel, München 1995
REINHARD BRAUN

The J. Paul Getty Museum-Handbook of the Photographers Collection
J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu 1995
KATJA KRUSCHE

Robert Mapplethorpe
Verlag Schirmer/Mosel, München 1995
REINHARD BRAUN

Alfred Seiland
Verlag Christian Brandstätter, Wien 1994
REINHARD BRAUN

Bilder aus Alt-Radkersburg
Steirisches Landesmusuem Joanneum, Graz 1995
KATJA KRUSCHE

Imprint

Publisher: Manfred Willmann. Owner: Verein CAMERA AUSTRIA,
Labor für Fotografie und Theorie.
Sparkassenplatz 2, A-8010 Graz.

Editors: Christine Frisinghelli, Reinhard Braun
Editorial assistants: Katja Krusche, Judith Schwentner, Gerlinde Stoni

Translations: Klaus Feichtenberger, Ted Gang, Wilfried Prantner