Upcoming exhibition Sven Johne Where the sky is darkest, the stars are brightest.
Opening & book presentation Friday, 7. 6. 2013, 7 pm within the scope of CMRK
Duration of the exhibition: 8. 6. - 1. 9. 2013
For his first extensive solo presentation in Austria, the artist combines a selection of works from recent years with new projects which pinpoint the precarious, controversial and increasingly questioned space of âdocumentalityâ (Hito Steyerl) of the visual in the world of today. In this respect, the exhibition project focuses on the specific practices and methods in which Sven Johne involves the photographic image in different projects in different places: the claim for reportage, the interest in marginal events, the missing of representation, the gap between text and imageâwhereby the artist outlines an essential contribution to the current debate circling around the documentary.
CMRK On June 7, 2013, beginning at 6 pm, < rotor >, Camera Austria, KÃ¼nstlerhaus / Halle fÃ¼r Kunst und Medien and Grazer Kunstverein will host exhibition openings remaining open until 10pm.
Shuttle service ViennaâGrazâVienna On the occasion of these openings, a free shuttle-bus between Vienna and Graz will be available. Departure Vienna: 3pm, Opera / IKEA bus stop Departure Graz: 11:30 pm, KÃ¼nstlerhaus, Burgring
Sven Johne, Stratoni, from: Greece series, 2013.
Book Sven Johne Where the sky is darkest, the stars are brightest.
Presentation in the realm of the exhibition opening, 7. 6. 2013
It is local events, moments of stepping out of order, which attract the artistâs attention and from which he builds a mosaic of details. It is under the starry night sky as a metaphor for order and navigation where he staged these incoherent details, like an odyssey that requires cunning to reach oneâs destination. What we get from the laboratory of the neoliberal annihilation of an entire country is only pictures of its night sky and the artistâs anecdotes from his trips. Hence, the future is more than uncertain, and this work presents ambivalent motifs between aberration, hope and salvation.
Edition Camera Austria 2013 96 pages, germ/engl 25,5 x 33 cm, hard cover 37 colour and numerous b/w illustrations ISBN 978-3-900508-95-1 EUR 29.â
Upcoming issue Camera Austria International122
Date of publication: 10. 6. 2013
Michele Robecchi: Shirana Shahbazi Mark Durden: Wolfgang Tillmans Vanessa Joan MÃ¼ller: Stephanie Kiwitt Ãscar Faria: Heinz Peter Knes Kolumne: T. J. Demos Four outstanding representatives of contemporary photographyâStephanie Kiwitt, Shirana Shahbazi, Heinz Peter Knes, and Wolfgang Tillmansâhave provided the thematic framework for the current issue: What can an individual image be, except good?
This rhetorical-critical question repeatedly accompanies us when conceptualising the content of our magazine, where we attempt to foster discourse that clearly extends beyond the individual imageâdiscourse that instead posits forms of documentation and, also, serial working approaches as the focus of reflection. The aim here is to consistently comprehend photographic practice as a form of critical commentary or as involvement in or visualisation of politics and everyday life.
New Website online!
since 22. 5. 2013
On 22 May 2013 Camera Austriaâs new website went online. The idea started with a strong desire to better convey how multifaceted our activities are: our homepage now gives a broader overview of current projects, including the magazine Camera Austria International, books from the Edition Camera Austria, exhibitions, and artistsâ editions. What is more, you will find up-to-date information about relevant projects in the field of contemporary photography, as well as an improved menu arrangement. Special attention has been paid to documenting the Camera Austria exhibitions and to presenting contributions to our magazine or available press photos. Also, the display of longer texts is now possible.
The design of the website is oriented to the characteristic elements found in all other Camera Austria print materials, thus rounding out the renewal of the overall presentation, which included the redesign of the magazine, the invitations, and various information folders. The website is now being expanded step by step to include an online shop, an archive, an online library search, and the Pierre Bourdieu Archive. This will be a comprehensive online archive on contemporary photography, reflecting Camera Austriaâs position as one of the most important international interfaces between photography, art, and society.
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