Camera Austria International

85 | 2004

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  • REINHARD BRAUN
    An Exposure of Photography: Barbara Probst's "exposures"
  • BARBARA PROBST
  • HERTA WOLF
    Thomas Ruff: The Historian of the Photographic
  • THOMAS RUFF
  • MANISHA JOTHADY
    N.I.C.J.O.B.: Sampling, Mixing, Cutting, Looping: Images after the Images
  • N.I.C.J.O.B.
  • ROBERTA VALTORTA
    Archivio dello Spazio. Interview by Thilo Koenig

Preface

This issue showcases the “exposure” project by Barbara Probst, who is participating in the exhibition “The Resistance of Photography” and who is presented by Reinhard Braun. The artist refers to a paradigm of photography, the facticity of the moment, but breaks down this moment into different perspectives that are, per se, both true and insufficient. Exposure – uncovering, revealing – as synonyms of photographic practice are enacted and at the same time put into perspective. Facticity is a construct, with omissions and contradictions being part of photographic practice itself. The authenticity of the photographic image and the constellations between reality, perception and representation are also the focus of the most recent cycle of works by Thomas Ruff, the topic of Herta Wolf’s discussion in this issue. The pictures of “Machines”, hailing back to sales brochures from the nineteen-thirties, are examined by linking up analogue and digital photography.

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Camera Austria International 85 | 2004
Preface

This issue showcases the “exposure” project by Barbara Probst, who is participating in the exhibition “The Resistance of Photography” and who is presented by Reinhard Braun. The artist refers to a paradigm of photography, the facticity of the moment, but breaks down this moment into different perspectives that are, per se, both true and insufficient. Exposure – uncovering, revealing – as synonyms of photographic practice are enacted and at the same time put into perspective. Facticity is a construct, with omissions and contradictions being part of photographic practice itself. The authenticity of the photographic image and the constellations between reality, perception and representation are also the focus of the most recent cycle of works by Thomas Ruff, the topic of Herta Wolf’s discussion in this issue. The pictures of “Machines”, hailing back to sales brochures from the nineteen-thirties, are examined by linking up analogue and digital photography.

Manisha Jothady positions the image world of Nicolas Jasmin alias N.I.C.J.O.B against the backdrop of different practices of appropriation in connection with cultural developments since the 1990s, in which the links between visual culture and music have become multiplied. Sampling, cutting, scratching form the basis of his works, in which he recycles sequences from feature films, suspends passages of time in the source material or drives them to a standstill by means of repetition.

In an interview with Roberta Valtorta, one of Italy’s most important photography experts and head curator of the Archivio dello Spazio, the photo-historian Thilo Koenig presents the history and activities of this Milanese institution founded in 1987. Contributing significantly to the basic stock of the newly opening Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea in the region of Milan, the Archivio dello Spazio collaborates with Italian and international photographers in its focus on the photographic documentation of rural and urban structural change in this region.

We are pleased to present the first issue in 2004, Camera Austria No. 85, and we would like to take this “round number” as an occasion to thank our readers, the authors, and artists as co-producers for your abiding interest in our work, and you are all warmly invited to carry on taking part in our work. “Magazines such as Camera Austria, it seems, have a social role ? to act as a meeting place for a group of interested people”, British publicist David Brittain recently said, and the Japanese sociologist Toshiya Ueno describes our work as a »Contact Zone«, a term used by James Clifford to define a space in which that which is geographically and historically separated may enter into contact and establish relations. We hope that we will be able to further increase this social function of our work.

Christine Frisinghelli

Entries

Forum

LAURA SAMARAWEEROVÁ

JESSICA TODD HARPER

STEFAN KORTE

VESNA BARISIC

MASANOBU MATSUMOTO

RUTH ANDERWALD

LEONHARD GROND

LEO FABRIZIO

DANIELA STEINFELD

FRANCESCO ZUCCHETTI

Exhibitions

Fly Utopia! transmediale 04. Internationales Medienkunstfestival Berlin
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
JULIA GWENDOLYN SCHNEIDER

Partners. Ydessa Hendeles kuratiert Werke ihrer Sammlung
Haus der Kunst, München
MICHAEL HAUFFEN

Mehrfach belichtet / Multuple Exposure
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
HANS-JüRGEN HAFNER

Fernseh- / Videogalerie Gerry Schum: Ready to Shoot
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Casino Luxembourg, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto
JOHANNA DI BLASI

Moving Pictures
Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collections, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
LOTHAR SCHMIDT

Passing through Places. Emily Jacir: “belongings”
O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz
REINHARD BRAUN

X-Screen. Filmische Installationen und Aktionen der 60er und 70er Jahre
MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
MARTIN PRINZHORN

Systemtheorie in Bullet Time: Die Matrix Trilogie
HIAS WRBA

Adieu Parajanov. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Armenien
Kunsthalle Wien, Gallery Nino Metrevelli, Tiflis, Studenski Galerija, Belgrad, Saragossa
SUSANNE NEUBURGER

Margrethe Mather & Edward Weston: A Passionate Collaboration
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
SANDRA WAGNER

Artangel. A feature of the institution
DENISE ROBINSON

Andreas Serrano: America. United Colours of America
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
RACHEL BAUM

Wo bitte geht’s zur Strasse? One Planet under a Groove – HIPHOP und zeitgenössische Kunst
Villa Stuck, München
HIAS WRBA

Books

Diane Arbus: : Revelations
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2003
SALLY STEIN

Volker Grassmuck: Geschlossene Gesellschaft. Mediale und diskursive Aspekte der” drei Öffnungen” Japans
Iudicium Verlag, München 2002
KRYSTIAN WOZNICKI

Ideal Living / Barbara Holubs Musterbuch
Triton Verlag, Vienna, 2003
MARINA GRZINIC

Fundstücke der Weltbetrachtung. Fotografien von Arno Schmidt.
Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2003
GISLIND NABAKOWSKI

Paradigma Fotografie. Fotokritik am Ende des fotografischen Zeitalters
Suhrkamp, Frankfurt / Main, 2002
MARC RIES

Die Gegenwart der Vergangenheit. Dokumentarfilm, Fernsehen und Geschichte
Verlag Vorwerk 8, Berlin 2003
DREHLI ROBNIK

Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2003
SALLY STEIN

Imprint

Publisher: Manfred Willmann. Owner: Verein CAMERA AUSTRIA, Labor für Fotografie und Theorie
All: Lendkai 1, A-8020 Graz

Editors Graz: Reinhard Braun, Christine Frisinghelli, Manisha Jothady
Editor Berlin: Maren Lübbke-Tidow

Copy editing: Marie Röbl
Translations: Wilfried Prantner, Richard Watts.