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EIKON Schaufenster: Hans-Jürgen Poëtz
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EIKON Award (45+) under the patronage of VALIE EXPORT (am 01.06.2017)

A Europe-wide call for entries for women artists aged 45 and over on the occasion of the 100. issue of EIKON

Prize money:
  Jürgen Klauke (DE), Margot Pilz (AT), Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir (FR/IS)
Idea and concept:
  Marielis Seyler and Nela Eggenberger
Deadline: July 10, 2017

On the occasion of the 100. issue, EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art is announcing a Europe-wide award: Under the patronage of the pioneer for media art and performance VALIE EXPORT and by the initiative of Marielis Seyler (photo artist) and Nela Eggenberger (chief editor of EIKON), the award is directed at women photography and media artists of 45 years and older. The group addressed is oftentimes excluded by age restrictions at awards and to this day still marginalized on the art market by stereotypes.

It is the aim of the award to expose the current conditions in women art production and to put into the spotlight and sensitize a broad public for the (biografically caused) delays in artistic evolution and practice of late entrants and returning artists.

Publication: EIKON #100

Female artists, in particular, play a pioneering role in photography and media art. The lasting positioning of women media artists in art history is therefore of even greater necessity. The 100. issue of EIKON is dedicated to this desideratum and is designed as a high-quality special issue accompanying the prize. The artistic works of selected participants will be presented and analysed in an essay.

All information on submission:
EIKON Award (45+)

EIKON Schaufenster: Anna Fabricius: Desired reveals the Planned and launch of EIKON #98 (am 11.05.2017)

In her work, Anna Fabricius illuminates repeatedly the idea and concept of the group, how it is constructed and in which way the individual positions him/herself within it. For her video Desired Reveals the Planned, exhibited in the EIKON Schaufenster, children take on the role of working adults, respectively a presentation of their individual conception. The young protagonists present themselves in a freely produced pantomime in front of the camera with serious facial expressions and gestures – every step and act seems precisely and deliberate. The children are free to choose their interpretation of the desired future job profile; but still, the uniformly setting and the assumingly just subtle variations in the movement evoke a feeling of repetition and monotony. With this video, the artist creates a fictive scenario that shifts between childlike freedom and wishful thinking on one side and criticism of child labor which is still present to this day on the other side.

Anna Fabricius, born 1980 in Budapest. Media artist. Study i.a. Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design (Budapest). Various participations at international exhibitions and festivals, i.a. PHOTOESPANA (Madrid), Fotofestiwal (Lodz), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Rijeka), MÜCSARNOK Kunsthalle and Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Budapest). Living and working in Budapest. In 2012 Anna Fabricius was a guest in Vienna as Artist-in-Residence of quartier21.

Anna Fabricius. Desired Reveals the Planned
An exhibition in frame of the MQ Summer of Movement
Exhibition duration: 12.5 – 27.8.2017 daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Opening: 11.5.2017, 7 p.m.
EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 in MuseumsQuartier Vienna / Electric Avenue, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

At the evening of the opening, the new issue of EIKON (#98) will be launched.

On Publishing (Photography) (am 04.05.2017)

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the magazine EIKON, LE BAL, in cooperation with the Forum Culturel Autrichien (Paris), invites editors, graphic designers, photographers and historians to discuss the future of print publications dedicated to photography.

This event, as proposed by Abigail Solomon-Godeau, author and professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Arno Gisinger, artist and lecturer at the Université Paris 8, is centered around the topics of three contemporary magazines: EIKON, Camera Austria and Transbordeur.

The three magazines have a distinct positioning: Since around three decades, Camera Austria and EIKON play a key role in the dissemination and promotion of international photography. These two magazines, originating in the specific cultural context of the 1980s and 1990s in Austria, demonstrate both the recognition of the photographic medium and a great openness towards new practices of contemporary image creation. Transbordeur, a new magazine for the history of photography joins this evening of presentations, screenings and debates about the essential question: For what reasons and in what ways are print magazines published in the digital age?

With: Nela Eggenberger, chief editor EIKON; Arno Gisinger, artist; Tatiana Lecomte, artist; Olivier Lugon, photography historian, Transbordeur; Abigail Solomon-Godeau, author; Christina Töpfer, editor Camera Austria and Jutta Wacht, graphic designer.

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7pm
LE BAL, 6, Impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris

Limited places / Reservations are mandatory
Ticket price: 6 euros

© Jutta Wacht / Say Say Say, Inc.

With the generous support of the Forum Culturel Autrichien.

EIKON Schaufenster: Edition EIKON (am 10.04.2017)

The Austrian Institute for Photography and Media Art has been publishing Edition EIKON since 1995, which comprise limited editions of signed and numbered original photographs by renowned and emerging artists. The aim of this initiative is to offer quality works of art at affordable prices, and to thereby familiarize more art lovers—particularly young generations—with photography and to encourage them to collect. By carefully selecting the artists and limiting the print runs to 30 copies on average, Edition EIKON creates a solid investment base and ensures a long-term increase in the value of these works.
The exhibition presents selected artistic positions of the Edition’s portfolio and shows a curated cross-section of the past 20 years of Edition EIKON.

Norbert Brunner, Peter Dressler, Jürgen Klauke, Sigrid Kurz, Sissa Micheli, Ona B., Elfie Semotan, Michael Strasser, Sergei Sviatchenko, Jeanne Szilit, Andrea Witzmann, Erwin Wurm, Robert Zahornicky, Leo Zogmayer

EIKON Schaufenster: Edition EIKON

When: April 10, 2017 – April 30, 2017, daily 10am–10pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Anenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Image: © Elfie Semotan | Edition EIKON

EIKON Schaufenster: LOOP DISCOVER Award (2016) and launch of EIKON #97 (am 03.03.2017)

The exhibition is featuring the eleven finalist projects of LOOP DISCOVER Award 2016 and is a portrait of contemporary international video creation by artists committed on working in this field. The chosen films debate and dialogue on the theme set for the open call: the relation between cinema and art.
The LOOP DISCOVER Award 2016 has been given to Igor Simic (*1988 in Serbia) with the work Melancholic drone (2015). Furthermore, the jury comprised by Ferran Barenblit, Jaap Guldemond, Caroline H. Drake, David Armengol and Carlos Durán has also awarded an Honourable Mention to Ahold of Get the Things To (2014) by Daniel Jacoby (*1985 in Peru).
The award has been created with the aim to support and recognize the recent production of videos and films by international artists through an open call to the artistic community.

Daniel Jacoby, Daniel Monroy Cuevas, David Krippendorff, Igor Simic, Jani Ruscica, Lauren Moffatt, Louis Henderson, Paloma Polo, Pol González Novell, Stijn Demeulenaere, Johanna Reich.

At the evening of the opening, the new issue of EIKON (#97) will be launched.

EIKON Schaufenster: LOOP DISCOVER Award (2016)
When: March 4, 2017 – April 5, 2017, daily 10am–10pm
Opening: March 3, 2017, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Anenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Image: © Lauren Moffatt


Winter Salon (am 07.12.2016)

Together with C/O Vienna Magazine and instant-edition. Raum für aktuelle Editionen, EIKON invites all the magazine's readers and friends.

At the opening on December 7, 2016 at the Raum für aktuelle Editionen we want to get in the mood for Christmas in a cozy salon atmosphere (with music, food and drinks). Many artists will join the opening.

During the exhibition works by Edition EIKON and instant-edition can be purchased at best prices. Come by and find the perfect Christmas present!

Irene Andessner, Alexandra Baumgartner, Jordi Bernadó, Kirsten Borchert, Norbert Brunner, Daniele Buetti, Jan De Cock, Stefan Draschan, Thomas Draschan, Peter Dressler, Gottfried Ecker, Gregor Ecker, Lorenz Estermann, Annabelle Fürstenau, Rupprecht Geiger, Elisabeth Grübl, Manfred Grübl, HANAKAM & SCHULLER, Nan Hoover, Hermann Huber, Lukas M. Hüller, Anna Jermolaewa, Hildegard Joos, Herwig Kempinger, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Jürgen Klauke, Ronald Kodritsch, Zenita Komad, Moussa Kone, Sigrid Kurz, Paul Albert Leitner, Marlen Letetzki, Edgar Lissel, Franziska Maderthaner, Ángel Marcos, Sissa Micheli, Alois Mosbacher, Gerhardt Moswitzer, Gregor Neuerer, Walter Niedermayr, Ona B., Hermann J. Painitz, Manfred Peckl, Lukas Pusch, Hanns Otte, Wolfgang Raffesberg, Thomas Reinhold, Aura Rosenberg, Simona Rota, Patrick Schmierer, Martin Schnur, Elisabeth Schreiberhuber, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Christian Schwarzwald, Elfie Semotan, Deborah Sengl, STATION ROSE, Esther Stocker, Michael Strasser, Beat Streuli, Ingeborg Strobl, Sergei Sviatchenko, Jeanne Szilit, Ekkehard Tischendorf, Walter Vopava, Jan Voss, Nives Widauer, Andrea Witzmann, Erwin Wurm, Robert Zahornicky, Leo Zogmayer

Opening: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6pm

When: December 9–23, 2016
Friday, 3–7pm,
Saturday, 1–5pm
as well as by appointment (please contact us: office@eikon.at)

Where: instant-edition
Raum für aktuelle Editionen
Gumpendorferstraße 55/5
1060 Vienna

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Special sub for Eyes On – Month of Photography Vienna (am 30.11.2016)

During the Month of Photography Vienna EIKON offers a Special sub for all fans of photography:

20% reduction on EIKON Annual Subscription (4 issues):

Austria: € 60,– —> € 50,–
EU, Overseas: € 72,– —> € 60,–
Rest of Europe: € 65,– —> € 54,–

Students (up to age 26):
Austria: € 30,– —> € 25,–
Europe: € 40,– —> € 33,–

Order your subscription via office@eikon.at

Offer expires 11.30.2016 (date of postmark).

Discursive Slide Show: Slides in Dialog. Subjects and Objects in Photography (am 18.11.2016)

Everyday Photography is often characterized by the paradoxical phenomenon, that they document the life of the photographer, but rarely show the photographer himself or herself.
This dichotomy of presence and absence at the same time is traced in the range of a slide show: projections from the archive of ORTHOCHROME – Archiv für analoge Alltagsfotografie, on which the photographers have been eternalized, are confronted with the original slides, which make no obvious conclusion of the authors in their standardized search of motives.
Individuality, the authenticity and being an author in the (everyday-) photography will be questioned, but also the reflection and reconsideration of the analogue media- and culture-technology.

Herbert Justnik, curator of the photo collection, Volkskundemuseum Wien
Friedrich Tietjen, freelance photo-, art- and culture scientist, Leipzig
Eva Tropper, scientific employee, GrazMuseum, Graz

An Event in the range of the exhibition “MOTIF – PHOTOGRAPHERS” at EIKON Schaufenster

Discursive Slide Show: Slides in Dialog. Subjects and Objects in Photography
When: November 18, 2016, 6pm
Where: Electric Avenue/Raum D, Q21 im MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

EIKON Schaufenster: ORTHOCHROME. MOTIF - PHOTOGRAPHERS and launch of EIKON #96 (am 08.11.2016)

Founded by Claus Prokop, Roland Rust, and Karl Ulbl in 2004, “ORTHOCHROME. Archiv für analoge Alltagsfotografie” collects, digitizes, and archives private occasional photographs and slides, primarily from the1950s and 1960s. The objective is to prevent this material in which people recorded their own lives from falling into oblivion.

In most instances, the archive has no information about the photographers. Conspicuously, the majority of shots do not show the author himself or herself: the very person whose life the private photographs were meant to document is missing from the picture.

This characteristic ambivalence between the photographer’s presence and absence is at the heart of the exhibition MOTIF – PHOTOGRAPHERS. Yet the author is not always excluded from the photograph: a few pictures from the archive feature the photographer himself of herself. They are brought face to face with a selection of ostensibly trivial standard-issue shots by unidentified authors. The sample from the collection on view in the show stands as a pars pro toto for ORTHOCHROME’s archive; recurrent motifs without immediately recognizable personal implications contrast with (sometimes unintended) evidence of individuality.

At the evening of the opening, the new issue of EIKON (#96) will be launched.

An exhibition in the frame of Eyes On – Month of Photography Vienna
When: November 9, 2016 – February 28, 2017, daily 10am–10pm
Opening: November 8, 2016, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Anenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


EIKON Schaufenster: NOW AND TOMORROW: Detached and launch of EIKON #95 (am 13.09.2016)

The exhibition "Detached" explores a new possibility on the idea of reproduction—a process playing a key role in capitalism. The collage emphasizes the consecutive results of mass-production such as loss of originality, especially in art and is the method of choice of NOW AND TOMORROW. Simultaneously, the artists analyze newly formed, in other words, reproduced objects, and question the resurrection of their uniqueness after detaching them from their original context. In the unique space of the EIKON Schaufenster, the artists create a site-specific installation which separates the audience from the over-saturated, mundane environment of everyday life, while inviting us to have an innovative view on the correlation between everyday objects and ourselves.

NOW AND TOMORROW is an artist duo, founded by Sergei Sviatchenko (DK) and Noriko Okaku (UK/JP) in 2014. The artists met in July 2010 when Noriko Okaku visited Denmark. At their first meeting, the artists found out that both of them share the fascination for the magic of collage art, which naturally made them collaborate together.

At the evening of the opening, the new issue of EIKON (#95) will be launched.

EIKON Schaufenster: NOW AND TOMORROW: Detached

When: September 14–October 30, 2016, daily 10am–10pm
Opening: September 13, 2016, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Image: © Sergei Sviatchenko


EIKON Online Auction | 25 Years of EIKON (am 30.06.2016)

EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art, celebrates its 25th anniversary! On this occasion EIKON presents a special online auction: From now on you have the unique chance to buy exhibits of EIKON editions which are no longer available as well as selected works of artists which became friends with EIKON during the last 25 years. Don’t miss exclusive works of Bernhard Fuchs, Matthias Hoch, Arno Gisinger and many more!  

EIKON Online Jubilee Auction
Start: Thursday, June 30, 2016, at noon
End: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at noon

The auction ended on July 13, 2016.

Oliver Boberg, Jan de Cock, Thomas Florschuetz, Bernhard Fuchs, Arno Gisinger, Matthias Hoch, Helmut & Johanna Kandl, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Ángel Marcos, Mihael Milunović, Lois Renner, Annelies Strba, Sergei Sviatchenko, Robert Zahornicky

Photo: © Arno Gisinger


EIKON 25th anniversary celebration (am 28.06.2016)

EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art, celebrates its 25th anniversary! On this occasion the special publication “5 x 5. Photo Tracks” will be released, a comprehensive and elaborately produced reference book for contemporary photo art and theory, which will be launched on June 28, 2016 in the presence of all friends and supporters.

Anniversary and Launch of “5 x 5. Photo Tracks”, with contributions by David Bate, Linde B. Lehtinen, Steffen Siegel, Abigail Solomon-Godeau and Urs Stahel
When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Where: Ovalhalle / Q21 at MQ Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


7 pm
- Welcome speeches:
Carl Aigner (Founder of EIKON)
Gudrun Schreiber (Federal Chancellery of Austria, Head of visual arts, architecture, design, fashion, photography, video and media arts)
- Official speech: Gerald Bast (Rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna)
- Presentation of the special publication “5 x 5. Photo Tracks”: Nela Eggenberger (Chief editor of EIKON)

8 pm
- Presentation of the URSULA BLICKLE Foundation by Maximilian Geymüller (member of the executive board)
- BLICKLE ARCHIVE SCREENING, curated by Claudia Slanar (Curator Ursula Blickle Video Archiv / 21er Haus) on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of EIKON and URSULA BLICKLE Foundation

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EIKON Schaufenster: Elisabeth Grübl. Studio # and launch of EIKON #94 (am 24.05.2016)

"Elisabeth Grübl layers, stacks, orders and compresses—she puts loose material together in new ways until it finally stands in the room as a cuboid and in this form poses questions to those who look at it. For her work series Studio, under construction since 2007, Grübl takes over artists’ workshops and the objects she finds in them: art works, tools used for making art works, models of art works, models of rooms for exhibiting art works, chairs, tables, computers, monitors, books, bric-a-brac and treasures. All the objects that help the host artist to meet his or her purpose are arranged by Grübl in a process of several days into a very present form in the room. She photographs this sculpture and turns it into her own work." (Franz Thalmair in EIKON #86, 32)

A main article on the artist and her work was published in
EIKON #86.

At the evening of the opening, the new issue of EIKON (#94) will be launched.

EIKON Schaufenster: Elisabeth Grübl. Studio # and launch of EIKON #94
When: May 25–September 4, 2016, daily 10am–10pm
Opening: May 24, 2016, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Photo: Pressefoto Edition EIKON Studio #10 Zhou Tiehai (Shanghai) © ELISABETH GRÜBL



The need to document things in order to understand them as well as photography which obliges this desire are the center of Claudia Rohrauer’s artistic work.
Based on these thoughts, in her work EXPECTED ENCOUNTERS a woodland in Northeast Finland is turned into an experimental ground, dealing with expectations facing the unknown. Rohrauer explored the woods as a “projection screen” on several snowshoe hikes with a plastic instant camera. By blending introspection, reflection on media and pseudo-scientific methods Rohrauer creates a situational analysis: the artist herself, the camera, the film footage, the weather conditions as well as the snow turn into contributors to the work of art.

In the EIKON Schaufenster the artist creates an installation processing her experiences in Finland. In addition to the installation she shows the work NEW TERRITORY: acting as a counterpoint, this work gives us an impetus to understand photography as a method of discovering the world around us visually.

EIKON Schaufenster:

When: February 26–May 13, 2016, daily 10am–10pm
Opening: February 25, 2016, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

A main article on the artist and her work is published in EIKON #93.

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Photo: © Claudia Rohrauer


EIKON New Year´s Party 2016 (am 18.01.2016)

EIKON would like to welcome the New Year with you.

On Monday, January 18, 2016 we cordially invite all the magazine’s friends to have a party at the EIKON office. Starting at 6pm we’re looking forward to welcome you.

EIKON New Year’s Party 2016
When: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 6pm
Where: EIKON office, Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Kulturbüros, 1st floor, Museumsplatz 1 / e–1.6, 1070 Vienna

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Photo: © Klaus Pichler


première vue (am 18.11.2015)

The productionsite—photo laboratories and framing studios—have been the first points of contact for young photo artists to present their work ever since, long before they see their works published by editors or galleries. 
For this purpose, EIKON cooperated with HERR LEUTNER to get into contact with young talents in an early stage and support them. Therefore there will be a very special kind of a premiere: not only will there be presented works of Austria’s most promising young artists (in some cases this will be their first exhibition), but also—thanks to a generous patron—all of the production costs of the works (who will be given to the artists themselves afterwards) will be beared.
If you want to know, who will be the big names in the photographic future, you shouldn’t miss the chance to see the show in level_41.

Jamileh Azadfallah
Sebastian Köck
Bertram List
Hannah Mayr
Olena Newkryta
Claudia Rohrauer
Bastian Schwind

Opening: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7 pm
When: November 17—December 16, 2015
level_41, Hotel Altstadt Vienna, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna

Visit by appointment (Phone 01/597 70 88, office@eikon.at) 

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Photo: Maren Jeleff


EIKON Schaufenster: Barthes, 100 (am 10.11.2015)

In spring 1979 Roland Barthes died suddenly, his last book was Camera Lucida. The small book still holds its central role within the literature of photography, maybe because of this personal incident.

Due to the 100th birthday of Roland Barthes students from the Art and Photography Class read Camera Lucida again. The students react on aspects still fascinating 35 years after the book was published and after the radical change of the photographic medium in the 1970s.

This is a cooperation between EIKON and the Art and Photography Class, Academy of fine Arts, Vienna.

Concept by Ruth Horak, supervised by Michael Höpfner.

ˇarko Aleksić
Katarina Balgavy
Ulrike Bollenberger
Ana Paula Franco
Stefanie Guserl
Anna Hostek
Olesya Kleymenova
Ernst Miesgang
Doris Panholzer
Sophie Pölzl
Patrick Schabus
Nora Severios
Mathias Swoboda
Sophie Thun
Daniela Zeilinger

EIKON Schaufenster: Barthes, 100
Opening: November 10, 2015, 7 pm
When: November 11, 2015 – February 14, 2016, daily 10 am – 10 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, Q21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Photo: Sophie Pölzl


“5 x 5. Photo Tracks”. Latest rewards (am 24.10.2015)

Attached you can find our latest works our EIKON friends and artists donated us for “5 x 5. Photo Tracks”.

Our special thanks go to:

  •     Christoph Dahlhausen
  •     Arno Gisinger
  •     Herwig Kempinger
  •     Anastasia Khoroshilova
  •     John Hilliard
  •     Anja Manfredi
  •     Klaus Pamminger
  •     Klaus Pichler
  •     Roman Pfeffer
  •     Kamen Stoyanov & Timo Köster
  •     Sergei Sviatchenko
  •     Jeanne Szilit

For further information about our project “5 x 5. Photo Tracks” visit https://wemakeit.com/projects/5-x-5-photo-tracks

Photo: Klaus Pamminger


25 years of EIKON: be part of “5 x 5. Photo Tracks” (am 10.09.2015)

5 x 5 = 25. In other words: Five international experts trace a quarter of the history of photography by means of five artistic positions. The 25-year-anniversary of EIKON gives the reason to this.

As of now, you can support “5 x 5. Photo Tracks” and with this ensure one of our “rewards”: https://wemakeit.com/projects/5-x-5-photo-tracks

EIKON turns 25! An uncommonly advanced age for an art magazine—and we want to celebrate this with a special publication "5 x 5. Photo Tracks": with the help of five renowned photography experts, we want to create a comprehensive and elaborately produced reference book for contemporary photo art and theory—consisting of five books in a high-quality slipcase. With publishing this 200-page compendium, we seek to explore the path of recent, occasionally confusing, history of photography, and highlight its dominant themes.

To realise “5 x 5. Photo Tracks” we need the support of everyone who is interested in the contemporary art of photography. Your support will not be unrewarded: In return you get for example subscriptions at a special prize, workshops or photo works of high quality.

At this point we want to thank our friends for collaborating with us:

  • Christoph Dahlhausen, John Hilliard, Herwig Kempinger, Klaus Pamminger, Roman Pfeffer, Klaus Pichler (donation of art works)

Without their support we could not offer so many great rewards.

EIKON Schaufenster: Hans-Jürgen Poëtz (am 03.09.2015)

The artistic activity of Hans-Jürgen Poëtz concentrates upon the discussion with the interactions, frictions and spaces of different media types (sound, sculpture/object, light, video, photography and architecture).

Digital information is transferred in an analogue picture. In the opened magazine EIKON (proportional four times enlarged) a stroke is to read in ‘computer language’. Binary code is the basis of digital information, the foundation of all electronic communication which happens by tension change – via the opposition of two principles, while states are generated by enclosed and not available tension. Information can be caught thus in the easy symbols of 0 and 1. The artist installs 96 rocker switcher in the EIKON Schaufenster for this project.

Hans-Jürgen Poëtz lives and works in Vienna.
A main article on the artist and his work is published in EIKON #91.

Opening: September 3, 2015, 7 pm
When: September 4–November 1, 2015, daily 10 am–10 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, Q21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

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Photo: Hans-Jürgen Poëtz


Pas de Deux: „Artist Talk“ (am 21.08.2015)

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5 x 5. Photo Tracks by EIKON nominated for the Bank Austria Art Award (am 12.08.2015)

As one of 32 projects the special publication for EIKON’s 25th anniversary called 5 x 5. Photo Tracks got nominated for the newly designed crowdfunding campaign of the Bank Austria Art Award (total funding 110,000 euros). 

2016 EIKON celebrates its 25th anniversary with an extensive and high quality reference work about contemporary photographic art and its research fields–a compilation of five books in a slipcase. For 5 x 5. Photo Tracks we invited five outstanding experts (like Abigail Solomon-Godeau) to choose five artistic positions, and to create a work about the main questions of photography. With publishing this 200 page-publication EIKON wants to pave a way through the youngest and often non-transparent history of photography and to highlight its dominating topics.
Thanks to the nomination for the Bank Austria Art Award a third of the production costs (11,500 EUR) is guaranteed. For the rest, EIKON needs the help from readers, customers, cooperation partners and friends to financially support our project (from 10 EUR up) and who can choose exquisite “rewards” (like workshops, original prints and of course the special publication itself).

To the crowdfunding campaign on wemakeit (online from September 10, 2015).
To the preview (online until September 9, 2015).

To the trailer.
Thank you so much for your support!

Arnulf Rainer. Ö1 day trip to Baden (am 25.07.2015)

-    Meet & Greet with Arnulf Rainer in Baden
-    Special guiding though the Arnulf Rainer Museum with Rüdiger Andorfer, director of the museum, Direktor des Hauses, in the presence of the artist
-    lunch together with Arnulf Rainer and his family

number of participants: up to 30 persons
price per person: € 60,– / Ö1 Club members: € 55,–

included services:
-    transfer
-    entry and guiding
-    EIKON publication: Arnulf Rainer

not included:
- consumption at lunch

Meet Arnulf Rainer. Ö1 day trip to Baden
Where: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Meeting Point: Vienna, Inner City (detailed information after reservation), 10am


Consulting and booking:
EIKON, Museumsplatz 1/e–1.6, 1070 Vienna
T (01) 597 70 88
Keyword: Ö1 day trip

In cooperation with the Arnulf Rainer Museum

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Photo: © Christian Wind


Pas de Deux (am 10.06.2015)

The exhibition Pas de Deux is created in collaboration with EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art and The School for Artistic Photography Vienna (School Friedl Kubelka) and in cooperation with KUNST HAUS WIEN. Students enrolled in this year’s program of the School Friedl Kubelka are invited to choose one work from the edition series of EIKON, to engage with this work and to take it as the starting point for the development of a new art work.

With works of:
Aljoscha Ambrosch, Irene Andessner, Ona B., Chiara Bartl-Salvi, Katharina Beran, Daniele Buetti, Christoph Dahlhausen, Christian Eiselt, Thomas Florschuetz, Carolina Frank, Marlene Göntgen, Anne-Laure Guichard, Anais Horn, Luisa Hübner, Belinda Kazeem, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Jürgen Klauke, Sebastian Köck, Sigrid Kurz, Paul Albert Leitner, Mira Loew, Katharina Manojlovic, Malena Martinez, Sissa Micheli, Walter Niedermayr, Anja Nowak, Gabriel Pendl, Andrea Pollach, Leonard Prochazka, Wolfgang Raffesberg, Arnulf Rainer, Aura Rosenberg, Werner Schrödl, Patrick Winkler, Andrea Witzmann, Leo Zogmayer

Opening: June 10, 2015, 7 pm
When: June 11–August 27, 2015, daily from 10 am–7 pm
Where: KUNST HAUS WIEN, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna

Photo: © Leonard Prochazka


EIKON Schaufenster: Barbara Kapusta (am 28.05.2015)

EIKON Schaufenster: Barbara Kapusta
When: May 29 –August 23, 2015, daily 10 am–10 pm
Opening: May 28, 2015, 7 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Exhibition as part of Destination Wien 2015 EXTENDED

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Photo: © Barbara Kapusta


EIKON Easter Bonus (am 10.04.2015)

Happy Easter with EIKON:

If you order a subscription of EIKON until April 10, 2015, you'll get a surprise gift with the first issue for free!

Please send your orders to office@eikon.at or use our online form.

EIKON Schaufenster: Michael Part (am 26.02.2015)

Michael Part’s work is created by becoming intensely involved in photo-chemical processes. The artist produces his monochromatic green pictures by the procedure of staining. In this project the stained gelatin is directly applied to the EIKON Schaufenster’s glass front, and is hereby subjected to light exposure. The malachite oxalate, which has not been commercially used now for some time due to its poor light fastness, changes constantly during the time of presentation. This creates new shades of color. The gelatin coating alters under the viewer’s very eyes.

EIKON Schaufenster: Michael Part
When: February 27–May 15, 2015, daily 10 am–10 pm
Opening: February 26, 2015, 7 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster , Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

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Photo: © Georg Petermichl


NEIN zu 20% Mehrwertsteuer auf kulturelle Dienstleistungen! (am 26.01.2015)

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DANIELE BUETTI available now at Edition EIKON - Presentation on Dezember 4, 2014, 6:30pm (am 04.12.2014)

We are pleased to present a new artwork by Daniele Buetti as part of Edition EIKON. This edition, limited to 20 prints, will be launched together with the artist on December 4, 2014 at Galerie Ernst Hilger in Vienna.

Flags are the starting point of this latest series of Daniele Buetti. They are “national symbols and are usually organized geometrically and constructively […] and make use of strong primary colours. Buetti takes them up in order to turn their intention into its opposite. By increasing their intensity he empties their massage.” (Thomas D. Trummer, EIKON #88)

5, 2014
from the series FLAGS
inkjetprint on hand made paper
64 x 52 cm
numbered and signed
Edition: 20 + V
Price: € 1.800,- (incl. 10% VAT)

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Presentation: Edition EIKON Daniele Buetti
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Galerie Ernst Hilger, Dorotheergasse 5, 1010 Vienna

Artist-in-Residence Presentation: Orit Ishay (am 22.11.2014)

International artists have the opportunity to live and work at quartier21 as Artists-in-Residence. By now, eight live/work studios are available in the MQ complex. EIKON has invited Orit Ishay, an Israeli photo, video and installation artist, to be Artist-in-Residence at quartier21/MQ in November. As part of the Vienna Art Week, the artist will give the interested public an insight into her current work.

New images are combined and melded with old ones; over time, a new location develops, which could be anywhere and nowhere in equal measure, and which is a metaphor for ever-present globalization. Through her actions, the artist seeks to break open political and social structures and discuss issues of time and space.

Artist-in-Residence Presentation: Orit Ishay
When: Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1–6pm
Where: MQ Hof 7, Staatsratshof, Artist studios 501–513, 1pm 

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Photo: © Orit Ishay

The compromise with reality is something I still need to find (am 13.11.2014)

For this year’s European Month of Photography, EIKON collaborates with LORIS, the Berlinbased producers’ gallery working on the methodological interfaces of photography, video, and installation art.

EIKON sends the art of two young Austrian photographers to the gallery’s space in Berlin; conversely, the artists behind LORIS will show
their work at the EIKON Schaufenster. The presentation in Vienna takes up the general theme of Berlin’s Month of Photography, “Upheavals and Utopias—The Other Europe,” with an exploration of the German capital.

The artists believe that “Upheavals and Utopias,” far from being purely contemporary phenomena, are pervasive in history. The title of their exhibition, The compromise with reality is something I still need to find, frames a similar idea: Can a process of profound change ever reach a conclusion? Might not the principle of social progress imply that every upheaval begets a new utopia—that after the transition is before the transition?

The works examine concrete instances of systemic change as manifest in international urban planning as well as the “coming of age” as a phase of profound change in the individual biography, and address questions of originality and derivativeness in performative experiments that deconstruct the utopian idea of an “integral whole.”

participating artists:
Sophie Aigner, Ulrike Hannemann, Andy Heller, Ruth Hommelsheim, Ulrike Kolb, Oliver Krebs, Julia Müller, Nina Wiesnagrotzki

EIKON Schaufenster: The compromise with reality is something I still need to find
When: November 14, 2014–February 13, 2015, daily 10am–10 pm
Opening: November 13, 2014, 7 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster , Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

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Photo: © Sophie Aigner


20% reduction on all EIKON subs! (am 13.10.2014)

EIKON Special Sub for the European Month of Photography: 20% Reduction!

Annual Subscription (4 issues, German/English):
- Austria: € 50,- instead of € 60,-
- EU, Overseas: € 60,- instead of € 72,-
- Rest of Europe: € 54,- instead of €65,-

Students (up to age 26):
- Austria: € 25,- instead of € 30,-
- Europe: € 33,- instead of € 40,-

Offer expires 11.30.2014!
Write an email to office@eikon.at with the subject "EIKON Special Sub".

Markus Oberndorfer & Gregor Sailer: Crossers (am 11.10.2014)

On the occasion of the European Month of Photography, the Vienna-based EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art will carry out what is, in many respects, a cross-border artists exchange in cooperation with Loris – Gallery for Contemporary Art in Berlin: The Loris photo artists will exhibit in Vienna, and, in return, EIKON will present works by artists with ties to the magazine in the gallery in Berlin. Under the subject of Upheavals and Utopias, EIKON has chosen two young Austrian artists who deal with political or social boundaries.

Markus Oberndorfer traces the Atlantic Wall in Cap Ferret, which was built to protect the Third Reich against the Allies. His work shows how  people today relate to this historic fortification.

In contrast, Gregor Sailer enters hermetically sealed residential areas, whose development is intimately connected with the challenges of the 21st century: dwindling resources, political conflicts or the wish for absolute security.

Markus Oberndorfer & Gregor Sailer: Crossers
An exhibition curated by EIKON

Opening: October 10, 2014, 7pm
October 11–November 8, 2014, Thursday–Friday 2 – 7pm, Saturday 12am – 5pm
Where: Loris – Gallery for Contemporary Art, Potsdamer Straße 65, 10785 Berlin


With the kind support of Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin

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UNFRAMED (am 09.09.2014)

 "What the frame achieves for the artwork is that it symbolises and bolsters the twofold function of its border — protection from outside and a united merging of the content within. It excludes settings and so also the viewer from the artwork, placing it at the right distance for it to be enjoyed as an aesthetic experience." (Georg Simmel)

Does the frame really create the distance required to experience an artwork aesthetically—i.e. sensually? Or does it not tend to hamper its reception by excluding the viewer and keeping them at a distance? This is the question UNFRAMED would like to discuss. Works are shown that engage with, in the broadest sense, photographic surfaces. Instead, though, of being held at a distance as is usually the case, visitors here literally come into contact with the artworks—by means of a playful approach to their display. UNFRAMED engages with lifting the dichotomy between the artwork on the one side and the viewer on the other. The aim is to bring the artwork to the body, to break open the frame and to overcome the traditionally prescribed distance. The mechanisms of the market are similarly challenged in UNFRAMED: artworks here can be purchased in the "classical" manner (even at affordable prices), while an Art Swap also provides both visitors and artists with an opportunity to renegotiate their values.

A cooperation between Galerie Raum mit Licht and EIKON
When: September 9—19, 2014, Tuesday—Friday 11am—6pm, Saturday 11am—2pm
ART SWAP: Tuesday, September 9 & Friday, September 19, 4—6pm
Where: Galerie Raum mit Licht, Kaiserstraße 32, 1070 Wien

Participating artists:
Georg Aerni, Iris Andraschek, Michael Aschauer, Stella Bach, Gottfried Bechtold, Wout Berger, Renate Bertlmann, Nadja Bournonville, Vera Brandner, Georgia Creimer, Christoph Dahlhausen, Katrina Daschner, Inge Dick, Gregor Ecker, Titanilla Eisenhart, eSeL, Lorenz Esterman, VALIE EXPORT, Jonas Feferle, Karin Fisslthaler, Thomas Florschuetz, Thomas Freiler, Laura Gaar, G.R.A.M., Elisabeth Grübl, Harald Gsaller, Käthe Hager von Strobele, Caroline Heider, Stephan Hilge, Tamara Horáková + Ewald Maurer, Bernhard Hosa, Edgar Honetschläger, Lukas Maximilian Hüller, Judith Huemer, Alfredo Jaar, Herwig Kempinger, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Ernst Koslitsch, Friedl Kubelka <> Friedl vom Gröller, Hans Kupelwieser, Sigrid Kurz, Paul Kranzler, Paul Albert Leitner, Branko Lenart, Ulrike Lienbacher, Edgar Lissel, Sabine Maier, Leonard Mandl, Anja Manfredi, Michael Mastrototaro, Michael Mauracher, Andreas Müller, Nasya Kopteva  & Sasha Braulov, Martin Osterider, Klaus Pamminger, Philipp Pesserl, Roman Pfeffer, Klaus Pichler, Lisl Ponger, Prinzgau/podgorschek, Abigail Reynolds, Ingrid Sandsborg, Lindsay Seers, Elfie Semotan, Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Jemima Stehli, Kamen Stoyanov, Michael Strasser, Ingeborg Strobl, Rini Tandon, Klaus Taschler, Josef Wais, Elisabeth Wildling, Robert Zahornicky, Gregor Zivic, Leo Zogmayer et al.

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EIKON Schaufenster: BEZUGSRAHMEN (am 04.09.2014)

For topical reasons, EIKON Schaufenster—a presentation area for Photography and Media Art—transforms into an alleged blank space, where empty frames are shown. These (picture)frames offer the possibility to establish a connection between a presentation and exhibition space and the viewer. On the one hand, they are used to reference to UNFRAMED (September 9—19, 2014, Galerie Raum mit Licht), where unframed art will be made consumable. On the other hand, the blank space invites the spectator to create his own reference: They force him to combine different elements, because relation isn’t given beforehand. Not least, it deals with active interaction, which connects the small-format surrogates of Edition EIKON with the allocated frame.

About Edition EIKON
The “Austrian Insitute for Photography and Media Art” has been publishing the Edition EIKON since 1995. Signed and numbered original photographs by prominent and up-and-coming artists are offered in limited editions. The goal of this initiative is to offer quality art at affordable prices and, by doing so, introducing more and more people to photography and encouraging them to collect. By way of a cautious selection of the artist and limiting the editions to a run of around thirty, a good investment basis is created, ensuring an increase in value in the long term.

With pleasure we show you the original editions, please email us at office@eikon.at.
All editions are available at www.eikon.at or shop.eikon.at.

Opening: Donnerstag, 4. September 2014, 19:00 Uhr
Duration: 5.9.2014 – 5.11.2014, täglich 10:00 – 22:00 Uhr
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Wien 

With the kind support of Pass'Partout Bilderrahmen Wien

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Photo © Thomas Florschuetz


Magazine Launch EIKON #87 (am 04.09.2014)

At the start of the autumn season EIKON invites you to the launch of the new issue EIKON #87!

EIKON #87 contains main articles on F&D Cartier, Andrés Galeano, Michael Mauracher, Julie Monaco and Robert Zahornicky.
Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein was the curator of this issue's “In Focus” and invited Abigail Solomon-Godeau for an interview to discuss “Spaces of the Feminist Self”. Gunda Achleitner, Frank Wagner and Gerald Piffl talk about the European Month of Photography on the occasion of its tenth anniversary in the section “Forum”.
Furthermore: current announcements, exhibition reviews, and much more.

The Magazine Launch takes place together with the opening of BEZUGSRAHMEN at the EIKON Schaufenster.

Magazine Launch EIKON #87
When: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Vienna

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Jürgen Klauke. Experimentelle Neurose (am 04.06.2014)

On the occasion of MQ Summer of Sounds 2014, EIKON presents the performance and photographic artist JÜRGEN KLAUKE in the Electric Avenue. During the festival EIKON Schaufenster will be a satellite of the show “Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Works, Cable Sounds, Cables Everywhere” in freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL. Therefore, EIKON Schaufenster connects to the theme of the exhibition curated by Georg Weckwerth, where works of Klauke will also be shown.

Jürgen Klauke. Experimentelle Neurose
An event in the course of MQ Summer of Sounds in cooperation with quartier21/MQ
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 5pm
Duration: June 5, 2014–August 24, 2014, daily 10am–10pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Vienna

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Here you find an interview from MQ Summer of Sounds.

Photo © Jürgen Klauke / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn


Magazine Launch EIKON #86 (am 04.06.2014)

EIKON presents the latest issue EIKON #86!

The Magazine Launch takes place together with the Opening of Jürgen Klauke at the EIKON Schaufenster.

In EIKON #86 there are contributions about Moyra Davey, Elisabeth Grübl, Ira Lombardía, Damir Očko and the artist duo Six/Petritsch. The focus of this issue is on the artist book (“The Book as a Work as an Exhibition as a Book” curated by Regine Ehleiter and Delphine Bedel). Sabine Breitwieser is interviewed by Maria Rennhofer and reports on her plans for the future of MdM Salzburg. Current reports, exhibition and book reviews complete this issue.

Magazine Launch EIKON #86
When: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 5pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Vienna

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Markus Jeschaunig: Barrel You! (am 04.03.2014)

EIKON invites to the opening of Markus Jeschaunig's exhibition and presents the double issue EIKON #84–85!

EIKON #84–85 presents itself not only with new contents but in a new look. On more than 130 pages, it shows new categories, a specific focus in each issue and of course a new layout.

Markus Jeschaunig dealt with the direct materiality and the excessive consumption of fossil fuels. 

Petroleum installation, 2013

An installation in the form of a large hourglass that is filled with a resource we never see in its pure form, but strongly dominates our daily lives: petroleum.

The installation makes the resource of crude oil visible in its pure form, dropping towards the future and finite end of it. The volume of the upper glass bottle is two-tenths of a barrel (1 bbl. = 158.987294928 Liters), the international trading unit of petroleum. The drip interval is matching with the exhibition period and lets dropping down about 32 liters of the precious raw material continuously.

Further information: www.agencyinbiosphere.com

Opening: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7pm
Duration: March 5, 2014–May 23, 2014, daily 10am–10pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Vienna

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Magazine Launch EIKON #84–85 (am 04.03.2014)

EIKON presents the double issue EIKON #84–85!

EIKON #84–85 presents itself not only with new contents but in a new look. On more than 130 pages, it shows new categories, a specific focus in each issue and of course a new layout.

Opening: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Vienna, event together with Station Rose

After Party at Café Espresso in Burggasse 57 from 10pm onwards!

EIKON New Year`s Party 2014 (am 16.01.2014)

EIKON welcomes the New Year with a drink!

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, we invite all friends of our magazine to have a party at the EIKON editorial office!

Starting at 7.00 pm, we are looking forward to meeting you!

When: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7.00 pm
EIKON editorial office, quartier21 / Museumsquartier, Kulturbüros, 1. Stock, Museumsplatz 1 / e - 1.6, 1070 Wien

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PANEL DISCUSSION Casinò dell´Arte (am 11.12.2013)

In the context of the exhibition FRAGILE curated by EIKON a panel discussion will be hosted by EIKON.

° Jacqueline NOWIKOVSKY


curated by EIKON
supported by BAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary & KUNSTTRANS
Idee & Konzept: Nela Eggenberger und Gregor Ecker

When: Wednesday, Dezember 11th 2013, 7.00 p.m.
Where: BAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary, Franz Josefs Kai 3, 1010 Vienna

The panel discussion will be held in German only!

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Photo: © Nela Eggenberger und Gregor Ecker


Opening FRAGILE curated by EIKON (am 27.11.2013)

An experimental approach to an exhibition

In this show, without a doubt, art is being showcased. But not in the conventional way. In “FRAGILE”, organised by EIKON on the occasion of BAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary’s move from its rooms at Franz Josefs Kai 3, the presentation merges into the practice of art installation. The photographs, without exception by artists associated with the magazine, are transformed into something like minimalist objects. This intervention could well conceal a witty commentary on the role of the curator as crown prince of the art market’s operating system. Certainly, in any case, with the result that all sixty artworks, under their new off-the-peg clothes, can no longer be so easily recognised and identified. And this results, in turn, in the artefacts suddenly presenting themselves to the viewer as extremely profane objects of speculation, which call out for investment. For here art, so disdainful, can be bought, and under conditions that would be seen, according to the rules normally controlling the art market, as clearly fragile, indeed dubious. The potential buyer will need to ponder such questions as, “How does art actually come to be priced? And how at just this price? Who decides what it will be?”

Participating Artists:
Georg Aerni / Irene Andessner / Jordi Bernadó / Stéphane Couturier / Christoph Dahlhausen / Jan De Cock / Peter Dressler / Lorenz Estermann / Thomas Florschuetz / Thomas Freiler / G.R.A.M. / Manfred Grübl / Markus Guschelbauer / Nan Hoover / Hermann Huber / Judith Huemer / Lukas M. Hüller / Helmut & Johanna Kandl / Herwig Kempinger / Anastasia Khoroshilova / Jürgen Klauke / Sigrid Kurz / Marie-Jo Lafontaine / Tatiana Lecomte / Paul Albert Leitner / Marko Lipuš / Edgar Lissel / Ernst Logar / Anja Manfredi / Ángel Marcos / Brian McKee / Sissa Micheli / Mihael Milunović / Julie Monaco / Gerhardt Moswitzer / Walter Niedermayr / Markus Oberndorfer / Ona B. / Roman Pfeffer / Klaus Pichler / Wolfgang Raffesberg / Arnulf Rainer / Aura Rosenberg / Simona Rota / Gregor Sailer / Eva Schlegel / Werner Schrödl / Elfie Semotan / Paul M. Smith / Kamen Stoyanov / Michael Strasser / Jeanne Szilit / Borjana Ventzislavova / Massimo Vitali / Anita Witek / Andrea Witzmann / Erwin Wurm / Robert Zahornicky / Gregor Zivic / Leo Zogmayer

curated by EIKON
supported by BAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary & KUNSTTRANS
idea & concept:
Nela Eggenberger and Gregor Ecker
opening: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 7pm
exhibition duration: November 28, 2013–Dezember 15, 2013
open daily 2pm to 8pm

BAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary, Franz Josefs Kai 3, 1010 Wien
www.eikon.at | www.bawagpskcontemporary.at

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PODIUMSDISKUSSION „Bebilderte Welt. Dokumentarische Formen des visuellen Berichtens in Kunst, Ethnografie und Fotojournalismus“* (am 21.11.2013)

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On November 14, 2013 EIKON presents Walter Niedermayr´s video work “The Replicants” at EIKON SchAUfenster.  

The change in alpine landscape through human activities is a permanent feature of Niedermayr`s artwork. In his work, Walter Niedermayr weakens the ideal of an untouched natural landscape, and brings the effects of winter tourism in focus.  Mostly done in polyptychs, his photographic series forbid the usual point of view of a landscape as a panorama and forces the recipient to a new perception. Niedermayr regards his work not merely as a criticism of the handling with landscape. It`s up to the recipients to express their criticism.

“The alpine space is a topography where society manifests itself in an exemplary way in the most diverse variations of our consumer world.”–Walter Niedermayr

More information on the artist and his work in EIKON #83. Furthermore EIKON offers a new limited Edition EIKON of Walter Niedermayr:

Walter Niedermayr
Hintertuxergletscher 55
Diptych, pigment prints, 2012/2013
each 33 x 43 cm
Installation Measurements: 68 x 43 cm
numbered and signed
Edition: 25 + V
Subscription Price until November 15, 2013: € 1.600,- (incl. 10% VAT)
Available from November 1, 2013! Advance Order possible!
Price: € 1.760,00 (incl. 10% VAT)

Opening: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7pm
Duration: November 15, 2013–February 2, 2014, daily 10am – 10pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Vienna


Magazine Launch EIKON #83 (am 03.09.2013)

The latest EIKON Issue is out now!

On September 3, 2013 we launched EIKON #83!
In addition there was the opening of Roberta Lima's exhibition in the EIKON SchAUfenster!

The relationship between body and space is a main focus in Roberta Lima’s work – as well as the use of media as a reflection of the representation of art. This relationship leads to an examination of the function of galleries, which the artist not only use as a space for displaying artworks, but also as a site for production. Electrical appliances, such as computers, cameras, printers, etc. become co-performers to investigate mass media communication and reproduction. 

Opening: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ

EIKON PhotoBrunch (am 30.06.2013)

A panel discussion within the scope of the exhibition “The Amber Road Show”.

EIKON and FLUSS invite you to the annual EIKON PhotoBrunch on June 30, 2013, this time on the subject “Straßengeschichte(n)”. The event is scheduled parallel the exhibition “The Amber Road Show”, which will be shown till July 28, 2013 at FLUSS in Wolkersdorf. After the panel discussion you’ll also have the possibility to visit the exhibition by shuttle bus.
Schloss Wolkersdorf is the first stop of a tour of the show through the Amber Trade Route.

Martin Breindl (artist and curator),
Elisabeth Schiller (director of the society “Die österreichische Bernsteinstraße”),
Eva Ursprung (artist),
Martin Wildenberg (expert of sustainability, Global 2000).
Nela Eggenberger (EIKON)
(The discussion will be conducted in German.)

EIKON PhotoBrunch
When: Sunday, June 30, 2013, start: 10:30 am
Where: Room d, Electric Avenue, quartier21/Museumsquartier, 1070 Vienna


Please register for the shuttle bus to Wolkersdorf and write an email until June 26, 2013 to info@fotofluss.at.


Magazine Launch EIKON #82 & Opening EIKON SchAUfenster (am 14.05.2013)

The latest EIKON Issue is out now! On May 14 we will launch EIKON #82! In addition there will be the opening of SISSA MICHELI’s ICE CREAM & POLITICS in the EIKON SchAUfenster!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the opening!


The essence of the various medial realizations of Sissa Micheli's artworks—photography, film, installations and sculptural objects—is the complex and epic level of meaning. What you can see always refers to something else—to a continuation of the story, to an additional readability or one or more further interpretations. Micheli’s profound curiosity and innocent amazement—related to the ancient “wondering about”—is the philosophical base for questioning existence. She questions the familiar, common, and apparently obvious and turns it on its own axis, as to control their significance—always serious, generally with a desire for stories, for the visual (arts) and always with a hint of irony. Her strategy is to reveal and to hide respectively dress up likewise. (Christina Nägele)

Opening: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ

Magazine Launch EIKON #81 & Opening EIKON SchAUfenster (am 21.02.2013)

Finally there is certainty: The latest issue EIKON #81 will be launched on Thursday, February 21! In addition, the new exhibition at EIKON SchAUfenster by Klaus Pichler will be open up!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the opening!

EIKON SchAUfenster: Klaus Pichler

According to a UN study one third of the world's food goes to waste - the largest part thereof in the industrialized nations of the global north. Equally, 925 million people around the world are threatened by starvation. The series One Third describes the connection between individual wastage of food and globalized food production. Rotting food, arranged into elaborate still lifes, portrays an abstract picture of the wastage of food whilst the accompanying texts take a more in depth look at the roots of this issue. One Third goes past the sell by date in order to document the full dimensions of the global food waste.

In cooperation with Anzenberger Gallery

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6 pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ



EIKON SchAUfenster Opening: Michael Strasser: Reconfigured (am 06.12.2012)

On December 6, Michael Strasser opens up his new exhibition "Reconfigured" at EIKON SchAUfenster:
Michael Strasser’s project “Solitaire” was realised in the Slovenian town of Serdica in 2012 and documents both the deconstruction of an abandoned house, unused for more than two decades as well as the process of arranging the material of the dismantled house back on its old foundations, creating an On-Site installation.

In the EIKON SchAUfenster, Strasser presents one possible version of history by using material from his large archive of remains, finds, documentation and research material.

When: December 6, 2012, 6 pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, Museumsquartier, 1070 Vienna



The latest Edition EIKON: Michael Strasser: Look-out (am 06.12.2012)

Within the scope of the opening oft he new exhibition at EIKON SchAufenster, we are pleased to present the latest Edition EIKON by Michael Strasser: Look-out from the series „Woodworks“.

When: December 6, 2012, 6 pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, 1070 Vienna

Edition EIKON: Michael Strassser: Look-out ... order now!

Christmas Party (am 06.12.2012)

On December 6, following the opening of the exhibition at the EIKON SchAUfenster by Michael Strasser, EIKON invites to the annual Christmas Party. This time we celebrate in the room d in the Electric Avenue, providing good mood, finde drinks and culinary delights - thanks to our long-time supporter and good friend Roland Neugebauer.

When: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6 pm
Where: room d, Electric Avenue, Museumsquartier, 1070 Vienna

Magazine Launch EIKON #80 (am 23.11.2012)

Sorry, German only!


The latest Edition EIKON: Simona Rota (am 23.11.2012)

With the series “Ostalgia”, currently on show at Architekturzentrum Wien, the Rumanian-Spanish artist Simona Rota draws up a typology of architectural demonstrations of power in the former Soviet republics and their successor states. We are looking forward to offer all photography collectors an outstanding work of this noteworthy series in a limited edition.

Edition EIKON: Simona Rota, Yerevan, Armenia, Fountain at the Yerevan Sports and Concerts Hall, from the series “Ostalgia”, 2011/2012 … order now!

EIKON dishes up (am 20.11.2012)

Within the frame of the Vienna Art Week, EIKON dishes up a broccoli soup at DiDi-Day on November 20, 2012! Moreover you will receive a poster of the current exhibition at EIKON SchAUfenster by Martin Osterider!

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2012; start: 6 pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ

Subscription Special on the occasion of the European Month of Photography (am 16.10.2012)

On the occasion of this year’s European Month of Photography, EIKON launches a Subscription Special:

Subscribe to EIKON* until November 30, 2012 by the latest and receive two presents: EIKON issue #80 (November 2012) and two MQ Duo Tickets, each valid for one Person for free entrance to mumok and Leopold Museum.

* To subscribe to this EIKON Special, just send an email with the subject “EIKON MdF Special” to office@eikon.at until November 30, 2012 by the latest.

EIKON FotoFrühstück (am 30.09.2012)

On September 30, EIKON and FLUSS invite to a panel discussion and the final presentation of the symposium „Strategies in Rural Space“ (September 27-29): the annual EIKON FotBrunch starts at 10:30 am.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Richard Frankenberger (K.U.L.M.)
Josef Schick (Kulturvernetzung Niederösterreich)
Andrea Sodomka (FLUSS)
Moderation: Elisabeth M. Gottfried (EIKON)

EIKON FotoBrunch
When: Sunday, September 30, 2012, start: 10:30 am
Where: Room d, Electric Avenue, quartier21/Museumsquartier, 1070 Vienna


EIKON SchAUfenster Eröffnung & EIKON #79 Heftpräsentation (am 04.09.2012)

On September 4, parallel to the magazine launch EIKON #79, the new exhibition at EIKON SchAUfenster: “Martin Osterider: inside clouds” opens up.

Martin Osterider (*1964) converts the EIKON SchAUfenster into a space installation using photographs and other graphic materials. In doing so photographs and images from different cultural as well as local contexts are put in relation to one another and will be enmeshed in a collage formally as well as with regard to contents. In this way new photographic objects and pictorial worlds arise and open up a room for association and novel legibility.

EIKON SchAUfenster Opening: „Martin Osterider: inside clouds“
When: September 4, 2012 at 7pm
Where: Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Duration of the exhibition: September 4 – November 30, 2012

More about Martin Osterider in EIKON #79

f ii nissage - !! - unscreened footages (am 30.08.2012)

Within the scope of the finissage of the current exhibition “!!” at the EIKON SchAUfenster, EIKON and Schule Friedl Kubelka (School Friedl Kubelka) invite to an Open Screening on August 30. On view will be works by recent graduates of the class for independent film (under the direction of Friedl Cubelka) and the class for fine art photography (under the direction of Anja Manfredi).

f  ii  nissage - !! -
When: August 30, 2012 at 7:30pm
Where: Room D, Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


EIKON SchAUfenster Opening & Magazine Launch EIKON #78 (am 08.05.2012)

On May 8 we proudly present both, the latest issue EIKON #78 as well as the new exhibition at EIKON SchAUfenster will open up: within the fram of the “MQ Summer of Fashion”, the EIKON SchAUfenster will be arranged with works by students of artistic photography and independent film under the direction of Anja Manfredi and Friedl Kubelka.

Under the title “!!” the up-and-coming artists will present current works on “Art and Fashion”. The content of the conceptual works embraces essential reflections to philosophical thought-provoking impulses. Questions concerning identification and individualisation of and through clothing accumulate critical contemplations about social norms, constraints and liberties. By reference to cinematic and photographic contributions the presentation of the human being as the main actor of our consumer society is addressed as well as the self-reinforcing phenomenon fashion itself, fashion as an expression of personality as well as tool of self-staging.

When: May 8, 2012 at 7pm
Where: Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Duration of the exhibition: May 9 – August 29, 2012

Book Launch: alien productions. in state of transition (am 14.02.2012)

The latest EIKON Publication “alien productions. in state of transition” is out now!

alien productions. in state of transition summarizes “the crosslinking of analog and digital languages” and the “artistic action as a multilayered communication process (…) in intriguing cross-references.” (Werner Fenz)

texts by Werner Fenz, Daniel Gilfillan, José Iges and Marta Smolinska
format: 254 x 210 mm,
224 pages, brochure, incl. audio CD, German/English
ISBN: 978-3-902250-65-0
EUR 34,50

order now!

Book Launch "alien productions. in state of transition"
When: Tuesday, March 29, 2012, 7pm
Where: Kunstraum NOE, Herrengasse 13, 1014 Vienna

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

EIKON SchAUfenster Opening & EIKON #77 Magazine Launch (am 13.02.2012)

On February 21 the latest issue EIKON #77 will be launched as well as the new exhibition at EIKON SchAUfenster, this time showcasing "disco nature" by the young artist Markus Guschelbauer, will be open up.

Magazine Lauch EIKON #77 & EIKON SchAUfenster Opening: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 7pm
Exhibition Duration: February 22 - May 3, 2012 
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna 

EIKON #77 order now


EIKON X-Mas Party (am 14.12.2011)

The EIKON-Team wants to thank you for your support and interest in EIKON and its activities throughout the whole year. Therefore we are pleased to invite you to our annual Christmas Party on December 15! Hot punch, cookies and good Christmas cheer will be provided!

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

When: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 6pm
Where: EIKON office, quartier21 / Museumsquartier, Kulturbüros, 1. Stock, Museumsplatz 1 / e - 1.6, 1070 Vienna


EIKON SchAUfenster Opening & EIKON #76 Magazine Launch (am 17.11.2011)

EIKON SchAUfenster Opening and EIKON #76 Magazine Launch

Within the scope of the DiDo-Day, which is part of the Vienna Art Week, the current issue EIKON # 76 will be presented on November 17.

Julia Müller-Maenher und Astrid Peterle question with their work Poundbury the anachronism, which the colony Poundbury, an urban expansion of Dorchester which is based on basic principles of the British heir apparent Prince Charles and his Prince’s Foundation, underlies. Which tradition will be reinstalled here through the denial of recent paradigms? Where is the desire for old values and forms arising from? How utopian is the idea of a resurrection of last ways of living and rooming?

When: November 17, 2011, 6pm
Where: Electric Avenue, quartier21, Museumsquartier, 1070 Vienna
Exhibition duration: November 18, 2011 – February 16, 2012

Further information on the artist Julia Müller-Maenher in EIKON #76!

Friendly supported by Stadt Wien (City of Vienna)


Exhibition presenting all so far published EIKON Issues and Publications (am 01.11.2011)

From November 1 to November 30, 2011 for the first time EIKON presents all so far published issues and all special publications in an exciting exhibition at the Dom umenia / Palace of art in Bratislava. By doing so EIKON provides an extensive overview of 20 years working in the field of art publishing focusing both on Austrian and worldwide fine art photography as well as its impact in the context of new media.

Opening: November 1, 2011 at 7pm
Exhibition duration: November 2 - November 30, 2011; open daily, except Mondays, from 10 am until 6 pm
Where: Dom umenia, square. SNP 12, Bratislava, Slovakia


EIKON PhotoBrunch: Photography <&> Performance (am 23.10.2011)

On the occasion of the exhibition „Eindazwischenkommen“ at Schloss Wolkersdorf EIKON and FLUSS invite to a panel discussion about the relationship between photography and performance.

Elisa Andessner (artist)
Carla Bobadilla (artist)
Heinz Cibulka (photo artist and documentalist of the „Orgien Mysterien Theater“)
Gertrude Moser-Wagner (artist and curator of the exhibition "Eindazwischenkommen")
Boris Nieslony (artist and founder of “Black Market International”)
Moderation: Elisabeth M. Gottfried (EIKON)

Please register for the shuttle bus to Wolkersorf and write an email to office@eikon.at

When: Sunday, October 23, 2011, 10.30 am, Bus to Wolkersorf: 12.30 pm
Where: Raum D, Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

EIKON Student Special Subscription (am 12.10.2011)

German Version Only!

EIKON SchAUfenster: Nilbar Güres . Undressing (am 14.09.2011)


In her video performance „Undressing“ the young Turkish artist Nilbar Güres who lives in Vienna now reflects the situation of Muslim women living in Austria. Güres shows that veiling is a personal statement incorporating a biographic element: different forms of putting the veil on or the conscious choice of the fabric´s pattern refer to a self-governed individuality and identity of the respective women.

Opening: Wednesday, September 11, 2011 at 7 pm
Where: Electric Avenue, quartier 21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Exhibition Duration: September 15 - November 12, 2011

Read more about Nilbar Güres in EIKON #75

Further information: www.nilbargures.com, www.rampaistanbul.com


”Prohibitions in the Space of Art” exhibition at the Leopold Museum Vienna (am 17.06.2011)

EXHIBITION EXTENDED until August 29, 2011

In February 2011 EIKON announced a Europe-wide competition for photography on the subject of Prohibitions in the Space of Art. This competition was directed at all those who think the discussion of conventions is important when it comes to dealing with art or our behavior within spaces dedicated to art.

The winner projects and the best submissions are now shown in a three-week exhibition at the renowned Leopold Museum in Vienna from June 23 to July 17, 2011.

Participating artists: Anna Artaker (AT), Anja Bohnhof & Karen Weinert (DE), Mimi Connolly (GB), Catharina Freuis (AT), Moseid Geir (NO), G.R.A.M. (AT), Tobias Hübel (DE), Marko Lipuš (AT), Sabine Maier (AT), Adam de Neige (Fard) (AT), Zoran Pavelic (HR), Dario Srbić (DE), Wouter Verbeylen (BE)

Exhibition Opening: June 22, 2011, 8 pm
Exhibition duration: June 23 – August 29, 2011
Where: Leopold Museum Vienna, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

EIKON 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition opening ”Prohibitions in the Space of Art” on June 22 at the Leopold Museum (am 17.06.2011)

On the occasion of EIKON's 20th anniversary, we are looking forward to celebrating with long-standing friends, loyal readers and self-confessed EIKON-victims and are pleased to invite you to the EIKON 20th anniversary event on June 22 at the Leopold Museum Vienna.

Furthermore, the winners of this year´s Europe-wide EIKON Photography Competition “Prohibitions in the Space of Art” will be awarded and the exhibition will be opened. At the event there will also be a campaign for donations in order to support the refugee project of the Non-Profit Association Ute Bock.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

program EIKON 20th anniversary event :

7.30 pm: doors open
8 pm: EIKON 20th anniversary event, award ceremony & "Prohibitions in the Space of Art" exhibition opening
9.30 pm:
EIKON 20th anniversary party at the Salon Leopold 



EIKON FotoTalk on June 27, 2011 (am 17.06.2011)

EIKON invites everybody who is interested in art and photography to participate in the EIKON FotoTalk on June 27 at the Leopold Museum in Vienna. The discussion will be in the context of the Europe-wide EIKON Photography Competition “Prohibitions in the Space of Art”.

FotoTalk-participants: Roman Berka, Sonia Leimer, Walter Seidl, Vitus Weh
presenter: Brigitte Huck

We are looking forward to an exciting evening and your participation!

When: Monday, June 27, 2011, 7 pm
Where: Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


Edition EIKON: Photography (am 24.05.2011)

EXHIBITION EXTENDED until September 3, 2011 

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art is pleased to invite to the opening of the exhibition “Edition EIKON: Photography” on May 24.  The event is organized in cooperation with the well-known design hotel Le Méridien Vienna.

From the magazine’s foundation onward this is the first-time extensive exhibition displaying the limited Edition EIKON including photographic works by renowned national and international artists such as Eva Schlegel, Nan Hoover, Erwin Wurm, Arnulf Rainer and Jürgen Klauke.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 7pm

Le Méridien Vienna
Opernring 13
1010 Wien

Exhibition duration
May 25-September 3, 2011
Open daily, 10am-midnight

EIKON SchAUfenster: alien productions (am 22.02.2011)

Alien City Window

Alien City ist alien productions virtuelle Stadt im Cyberspace. Sie existiert seit 1999 unter alien.mur.at/aliencity, befindet sich in einem Zustand permanenter Veränderung, ihr Aussehen ein ständiger Morph-Prozess von Elementen verschiedenster Städte dieser Welt. Von Zeit zu Zeit materialisiert Alien City an konkreten Orten in Installationen, Performances und Interventionen, um Elemente dieser Orte aufzusaugen und in ihr Erscheinungsbild zu integrieren.

Für das EIKON SchAUfenster öffnen alien productions ein reales Fenster auf die virtuelle Stadt.

Eröffnung: 22.02.2011, 18:00 Uhr
Ausstellungsdauer: 23.02. – 09.05.2011

Besuchen Sie uns:
QDK - quartier für digitale Kunst
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien


X-MAX Party 2010 (am 16.12.2010)

Das war die EIKON Weihnachtsfeier am 16.12.2010

Vielen Dank an Milka für die lukullische Unterstützung!


EIKON FotoFrühstück: Environmental Art from Finnland (am 07.11.2010)

In the course of the photography festival Eyes On (European Month of Photography) EIKON and FLUSS invite you to a panel discussion on the occasion of the exhibition Environmental Art from Finnland with  

Marko Lulic, Werner Fenz, Andrea Sodomka, Anna Zeilinger
moderation: Elisabeth M. Gottfried

Following you are invited to a joint breakfast and afterwards a shuttle bus will take you to the finissage of the exhibition Environmental Art from Finnland to Wolkersdorf.

When: Sunday, November 7, 10.30 am
Where: Raum D, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


EIKON at the PhotoSpring Festival in Beijing (am 01.05.2010)

EIKON war zu Gast auf der PhotoSpring in Beijing.

Fotos der Ausstellung unserer Edition EIKON finden Sie unter dem unten stehend Link.


Exhibition - EIKON SchAUfenster: Mathias Kessler (am 18.02.2010)

Zeitgleich mit der Präsentation von EIKON 69 eröffnen wir die neue Ausstellung Nowhere to be found“ von Mathias Kessler im EIKON SchAUfenster. Dieter Buchhart hat in den Artist Pages der neuen Ausgabe über dessen Arbeit geschrieben:

Kessler markiert die schwere Unterscheidbarkeit zwischen kultiviertem Naturvorbild und dessen Repräsentationen und entblößt zugleich das häufige Scheitern dieser Repräsentationsversuche von Natur, die trotz perfekter Darstellungen nicht authentisch wirken. Denn die ideale Landschaft, die unberührte Natur hat nie existiert, war stets Fiktion.“

18.02.2010 - 03.06.2010
Eröffnung: 17.02.2010, 18:00-21:00 Uhr

EIKON SchAUfenster: Edgar Honetschläger (am 07.09.2009)

Nicht vergessen, nicht verpassen!

Am 8.9.2009 eröffnen wir im EIKON SchAUfenster die Ausstellung von Edgar Honetschläger.

Ort: EIKON SchAUfenster
quartier21, QDK, electric avenue, Museumsquartier Wien (Vordertrakt)
Zeit: 18.00 Uhr
Mehr Information unter: www.eikon.at, +43 1 597 70 88 


Save the Date! EIKON events on may 27th (am 27.05.2009)

Speichern Sie das Datum 27.5.2009 im Kalender ihrer Wahl!

Gleich fünf Termine an einem Abend und Ort! Das ist nicht nur schon wieder ein Rekord, sondern gerade in der vorsommerlichen Zeit Labsal für die Seele fotografiebegeisterter Mitmenschen.

Reservieren Sie deshalb jetzt schon den Mittwoch, 27.05. für einen informativen und vergnüglichen Abend mit EIKON.

Programm: (genaue Zeiten gibt´s in Bälde)

18.00: Vortrag
The Parallax of World. Photography in the 21st Century - New Discourses on Photography as Humanistic Discipline: A Panoptical Overview
, Johan Swinnen (Professor an der Université Libre de Bruxelles und an der Sorbonne, Paris), Ort: Kunsthalle Wien

19.00: Heftpräsentation EIKON #66, Ort: Raum D

20.00: Filmvorführung
Ona B. - Zeitansage
, Ort: Raum D

20.15: Vorstellung des Re-designs von PhotoResarcher der EShPh

20.30: EIKON SchAUfenster Eröffnung
Studenten der Angewandten, Ort: EIKON SchAUfenster

21.00 bis 00.00: Release Party, Ort: Raum D


1. Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier
2. EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21
3. Raum D, Electric Avenue, quartier21

alle: MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Wir freuen uns bereits jetzt auf Ihr Kommen!



Haben Sie schon auf unseren Webshop geschaut?
Bei uns gibt es wieder neue EIKON Foto-Editionen.


EIKON found: The Most dangerous Camera (am 26.11.2008)

EIKON’s Search for “The Most Dangerous Camera”

To mark the Third European Month of Photography this November, EIKON is holding a competition for “the most dangerous camera.”

Roland Barthes described the dangerous and violent nature of photography that exceeds all clarification, all catharsis. In everyday life the link between a sense of threat and being photographed has been retained: a photograph is shot, someone or something is dragged before the lens, something or someone is captured in a photograph.

With the Most Dangerous Camera we go a step further: for us, a “dangerous camera” is a photographic object or apparatus that represents a danger for the photographed object (spectrum), the photographer (operator), or the beholder (spectator). The danger that can come from such an apparatus can be either of a physical or a psychological nature.

All art forms or disciplines are welcome in this competition. Any medium and form of engaging with the subject is possible: text, installation, images, objects, apparatus, or performance. The contest is open to all those interested: amateurs and professionals. We look forward to exciting and experimental submissions that do not shy away from danger.

A fresh, critical discourse on photography and its derivatives is just what we are looking for (our only condition: the submitted “cameras” should not actually be physically dangerous!)

The project submissions must have reached EIKON in presentation quality by latest November 3rd, 2008 (Post mark October 28th, 2008).

The EIKON jury will then choose the most interesting submissions that will be presented on November 6/7, 2008 at Quartier21/ Museumsquartier Wien in the framework of the Dangerous Camera event with the participants on hand. In lectures and discussions we will explore the dangerous potential of photography, its contexts, and apparatuses.

The best works of the competition will be awarded prizes and published in the future issues of EIKON. Select submissions will be on view in EIKON’s display "EIKON SchAUfenster" at Electric Avenue, Museumsquartier.

For more information on the competition or the event, please visit our website: www.eikon.at

Download Information: Call for Entries

When: Thursdas, 6.11.2008, Exhibition until 7.11.2008 in the "RaumD"
Where: RaumD, electric avenue, MQ Wien/quartier21, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

18.30 Uhr: Welcome
19:00 Uhr: Lecture by Adi Hoesle about Miroslav Tichy’s cameras
20:00 Uhr: Public discussion
20:30 Uhr: Awards show

Contact EIKON:

OEIP/Oesterreichisches Institut für Photographie und Medienkunst
Kulturbüros, 1. Stock
Museumsplatz 1/e - 1.6
1070 Vienna, Austria
Telephone +43 1 597 70 88
Fax +43 1 597 70 87

Email: wettbewerb@eikon.at



Photo-Breakfast, Focus: Backlight08 (am 16.11.2008)

Im Rahmen des Europäischen Monats der Fotografie (www.monatderfotografie.at) und in Zusammenarbeit mit FLUSS (www.fotofluss.at) findet am 16.11.2008, um 10.30 Uhr ein Fotofrühstück im Museumsquartier Wien statt.


Projektpräsentation von BACKLIGHT08 + Podiumsgespräch mit Ulrich Haas-Pursuainen (Projektmanager und Kurator), Anna Fabricius (teilnehmende Künstlerin), Gerda Lampalzer (teilnehmende Künstlerin), Martin Breindl (Kurator)

Elisabeth M. Gottfried (Chefredaktion EIKON)

12.30:Shuttlebus nach Wolkersdorf zur Ausstellung "tickle attack"
13.30: Führung durch die Ausstellung "tickle attack", einige Künstler und Kuratoren werden anwesend sein, Finissage
16.30: Rückfahrt nach Wien

Anmeldungen für den Shuttlebus (bis 10.11.2008)
unter: info@fotofluss.at oder +43 (0) 2245 54 55

Veranstaltungsort Fotofrühstück:
Raum D/quartier21, QDK, electric avenue, Museumsquartier Wien (Vordertrakt), Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Veranstaltungsort Ausstellung:
A - 2120 Wolkersdorf, Schlossplatz 2


EIKON Releaseparty: Focus South Eastern Europe (am 23.09.2008)

Es ist wieder soweit: der Erscheinungstag des neuen EIKON #63 steht vor der Tür. Freuen Sie sich mit uns auf das neue Heft mit Fokus Südosteuropa.

Wir laden Sie sehr herzlich ein, im Rahmen einer Feier und Präsentation im Museumsquartier auf unsere Neuerscheinung anzustoßen.

Es sprechen:
Emil Brix, Leiter der Kulturpolitischen Sektion im Außenministerium
Carl Aigner, Gründungsherausgeber von EIKON
Marko Lulić, Kurator dieser Ausgabe

Für das leibliche Wohl sorgt "Frederik´s Catering".

Wann: 23. September 2008, 19 Uhr
Wo: MQ/quartier21/Electric Avenue - Raum D
(zu ebener Erde, nahe U3 Station Volkstheater)
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien



Exhibition: EIKON Student-P-ages (am 05.06.2008)

Die Zeitschrift EIKON bietet in jeder ihrer Ausgaben ausgewählten KunststudentInnen die Möglichkeit, ihre Arbeiten zu präsentieren, in der Saison 2007/08 in Kooperation mit der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien (www.dieangewandte.at). FLUSS gibt diesen jungen KünstlerInnen nun in einer Ausstellung die Gelegenheit, eine größere Auswahl ihrer Arbeiten zu zeigen.

Eröffnung: 28.05.2008, 18.00 Uhr
Ausstellungsdauer: 29.05.2008-08.06.2008 (Sa.,So., sowie gegen Voranmeldung)


Lange Nacht der Museen - Lassen Sie sich gehen! (am 06.10.2007)

Im Rahmen der Langen Nacht der Museen Wien am 6. Oktober 2007 lädt EIKON zu einem ganz besonderen Programmpunkt in das quartier21.


Bei EIKON können Sie das neue Gesicht in Lukas Maximilian Hüllers lebensgroßer "Völlerei" werden!

-> Einfach Kopf durchstecken und abfotografieren lassen!

> 1 Polaroid + 1 Glas Sekt nur EUR 9.90,-
> Ein vom Künstler persönlich fotografiertes und signiertes Großformat-Polaroid (18 x 24 cm) gibt es um EUR 199,-

Die fotografische Bildinszenierung "Völlerei" ist dem Todsündentisch von Hieronymus Bosch nachempfunden und auch als Edition bei EIKON erhältlich (Info unter www.eikon.at/editionen)

Datum: Samstag, 6.10.2007
Ort: quartier21, AiR Base neben Freiraum
Zeit: 20.00 - 00.00


5 Jahre quartier21 + EIKON Release-Party. (am 14.09.2007)

Alles Gute: EIKON bereits seit 5 Jahren im quartier21

Rückblick: Am 14. September 2002 eröffnete im Museumsquartier Wien ein Kultur-Standort völlig neuen Zuschnitts seine Pforten: das quartier21.

Heute bereichern bereits über 50 verschiedene, innovative Kulturinstitutionen auf knapp 7000 m² den Kulturcluster quartier21, so auch die Zeitschrift EIKON, welche von der Geburtsstunde an Teil des Projektes ist.

Am 14. September 2007 wird deshalb der 5. Geburtstag gefeiert. Das Geburtstagsprogramm ist so vielseitig wie das quartier21 selbst. (Mehr Information unter: quartier21.mqw.at)


Unser Programm:

EIKON präsentiert zu diesem Anlass das neue Schwerpunktheft "Belgien im Blick!" und lädt zu einer Release-Feier in seine Büroräumlichkeiten.

Zusätzlich gibt es einen großen Lagerabverkauf und somit die Möglichkeit, ältere und seltene EIKON Exemplare, welche vielleicht noch in Ihrer Sammlung fehlen, zu unverschämt günstigen Preisen zu ergattern.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen!

Ort: quartier21
Kulturbüros, 1.Stock (Eingang Innenhof, neben Haupteingang)
Datum: 14. September 2007
Dauer: 17-22h

P.S.: Besuchen Sie uns am 14. September auch auf unserem Präsentationsstand im Foyer der Ovalhalle des quartier21.

EIKON FotoTalk #6 (am 05.06.2007)

EIKON FotoTalk #6

MedienkunstpreisträgerInnen des Landes Niederösterreich 2006 in Zusammenarbeit mit FLUSS (www.fluss.at)

Die PreisträgerInnen 2006 - Gerda Lampalzer (Würdigungspreis), Gue Schmidt und alien productions (Anerkennungspreise) - präsentieren ausgewählte Arbeiten.

Für kleine Erfischungen wird gesorgt!

Wann: 05.06.2007, 19 Uhr
Ort: Freiraum, quartier 21, Museumsquartier, 1070 Wien

Mehr Information unter:
office@eikon.at, +43 1 597 70 88


EIKON Charity Auktion: Das Ergebnis (am 14.05.2007)

Die EIKON Charity-Auktion im WestLicht.Schauplatz für Fotografie war ein voller Erfolg! (Veranstaltungsbilder unter: News/Fotos)

Insgesamt konnten 25.000 Euro an Spendengeldern (Auktionsergebnis und Spenden-Einnahmen am EIKON Jubiläumsfest) für das Wiener Integrationshaus übergeben werden.

Der Abend wurde von Barbara Rett moderiert und von Willi Resetarits, Roland Neuwirth und Gerald Preinfalk musikalisch begleitet. Die Auktion leitete Christof Stein. Der Reinerlös kommt dem Integrationshaus zu Gute.

Wir danken allen Beteiligten und Spendern für Ihre großartige Unterstützung!

Über das Projekt:
Das Integrationshaus ist seit seiner Gründung ein vorbildhaftes Projektzentrum für die Aufnahme und Integration von AsylwerberInnen, Flüchtlingen und MigrantInnen - auf nationaler wie internationaler Ebene. Um ihre Anerkennung und Unterstützung dieser wichtigen Institution zu zeigen, haben sich 19 Persönlichkeiten der Kunst- und Kulturlandschaft Österreichs, darunter Christian Ludwig Attersee, Maria Bill und Elfie Semotan, im Rahmen der 15-jährigen Jubiläumsfeier von EIKON fotografieren lassen. Diese Portraits wurden nun gemeinsam von WestLicht und EIKON versteigert. Die 50 x 60 cm großen Unikate wurden mit der weltgrößten Polaroidkamera gemacht, einem beeindruckenden Apparat, von dem es weltweit nur noch zwei funktionierende Exemplare gibt. Da die Firma Polaroid noch heuer die Produktion des benötigten fotografischen Materials einstellen möchte, ist die Zahl dieser riesigen Polaroids stark begrenzt. Jedes Portrait ist datiert und sowohl vom Fotografen Jan Hnizdo als auch vom Portraitierten signiert.

Fotos der Veranstaltung finden Sie unter: EIKON Fotos


EIKON Charity Auktion im WestLicht (am 16.04.2007)

EIKON und WestLicht laden ein zur

Charity Auktion zu Gunsten des Integrationshauses
am Montag, den 14. Mai 2007, 19 Uhr, im WestLicht

Das Integrationshaus ist seit seiner Gründung ein vorbildhaftes Projektzentrum für die Aufnahme und Integration von AsylwerberInnen, Flüchtlingen und MigrantInnen - auf nationaler wie internationaler Ebene.

Um ihre Anerkennung und Unterstützung dieser wichtigen Institution zu zeigen, haben sich 19 Persönlichkeiten der Kunst- und Kulturlandschaft Österreichs, darunter Christian Ludwig Attersee, Maria Bill und Elfie Semotan, im Rahmen der 15-jährigen Jubiläumsfeier von EIKON fotografieren lassen. Diese Portraits werden nun gemeinsam von WestLicht und EIKON versteigert. Die 50 x 60 cm großen Unikate wurden mit der weltgrößten Polaroidkamera gemacht, einem beeindruckender Apparat, von dem es weltweit nur noch zwei funktionierende Exemplare gibt. Da die Firma Polaroid noch heuer die Produktion des benötigten fotografischen Materials einstellen möchte, ist die Zahl dieser riesigen Polaroids stark begrenzt.

Jedes Portrait ist datiert und sowohl vom Fotografen Jan Hnizdo als auch vom Portraitierten signiert.

Der Abend wird von Barbara Rett moderiert und von Willi Resetarits, Roland Neuwirth und Gerald Preinfalk musikalisch begleitet. Die Auktion leitet Christoph Stein.

Der Reinerlös kommt dem Integrationshauses zu Gute.

Die Fotografien sind von 20. April bis 4. Mai bei UNVERKÄUFLICH (Breitegasse 11, 1070 Wien) und vom 8. bis 14. Mai zur Vorbesichtigung in der Galerie WestLicht im Rahmen der Ansel Adams Ausstellung Classic Images ausgestellt.

Portraits von:
Carl Aigner, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Gerald Bast, Maria Bill, Elisabeth M. Gottfried, Hubertus Hohenlohe, Elke Krystufek featuring Gerd Gerhard Loeffler, Gerald Matt, Jürgen Messensee, Robert Meyer, Christian + Wolfgang Muthspiel, Roland Neuwirth, Ferry Radax, Willi Resetarits, Klaus Rott, Elfie Semotan, Gerhard Trumler, Wolfgang Waldner.


15 years of EIKON (am 15.03.2007)

"15 Jahre Belichtungszeit - 15 Jahre EIKON"

15 Jahre EIKON - Gibt es einen besseren Anlass für eine unvergessliche Feier? Unter dem Motto "15 Jahre Belichtungszeit" laden wir Sie herzlich ins Museumsquartier.

Erleben Sie ein LIVE-Fotoshooting mit der weltgrößten Polaroid-Kamera (50 x 60 cm!!!) mit Portraits bekannter Persönlichkeiten, eine amerikanische Versteigerung zugunsten des Wiener Integrationshauses, Gerald Preinfalk live am Saxophon, Projektionen (Angewandte), DJ´s, VJ´s, u.v.m.

Datum: Do. 15.3.2007

Ort: Museumsquartier/q21, Ovalhalle

Start: 19 Uhr




Eikon FotoTalk #5 (am 21.11.2006)

Am 21. November veranstaltete EIKON bereits zum fünften Mal einen EIKON FotoTalk. Als Gesprächs- und Diskussionspartner begrüßten wir dieses Mal den Künstler Lukas Maximilian Hüller, dem EIKON in seiner 54. Ausgabe einen Hauptbeitrag gewidmet hat, und die Kunsthistorikerin Anna Stuhlpfarrer.


Eikon FotoTalk #4 (am 31.05.2006)

Der Künstler Edgar Lissel im Gespräch mit Gabriele Jutz, Film und Medienwissenschaftlerin.

In seinen Arbeiten untersucht Edgar Lissel die Prozeßhaftigkeit der Bildentstehung. Indem er lichtsensible Bakterien und Nachleuchtpigmente einem direkten Belichtungsvorgang aussetzt, macht er nicht nur die Körperlichkeit des Mediums selbst sichtbar, sondern begibt sich an der Schnittstelle zwischen Archäologie, Biologie und Kunst auf die Suche nach neuen Bildern.

EIKON FotoTalk #3 (am 15.02.2006)

3. EIKON FotoTalk mit dem Künstler Paul Kranzler und Ulrike Matzer.

EIKON FotoTalk #2 (am 25.10.2005)


Celebration: 50th issue of EIKON (am 31.05.2005)

Am 31.5.2005 lud das Össterreichische Institut für Photographie und Medienkunst ins WestLicht um sich bei allen Unterstütztern, Künstlern und Wegbegleitern für die gute Zusammenarbeit zu bedanken, und gemeinsam auf die 50. Ausgabe der Zeitschrift EIKON anzustossen.


EIKON FotoTalk #1 (am 28.04.2005)

Der EIKON FotoTalk versteht sich nicht nur als eine Plattform für die offene Auseinandersetzung mit österreichischer Foto- und Medienkunst, sondern soll auch denjenigen Menschen, welche weniger an den hochtheoretischen Diskursen teilhaben, einen Einblick in diesen faszinierenden Bereich der zeitgenössischen Kunst geben.

Eingeladen waren Robert F. Hammerstiel und Ruth Horak.