Contributors | Milena Dimitrova | Sandro Droschl | Margit Emesz | Marlene Gölz | Matthias Harder | Andreas Müller | Florian Rainer | Matthias Reichelt | Uta M. Reindl | Maria Rennhofer | Werner Rodlauer | Roland Schöny | Sally Stein | Maria Welzig
Languages | German / English
Format | 280 x 210 mm
ISBN | 978-3-902250-67-4
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ANNA MALAGRIDA | Matthias Harder
MARKUS GUSCHELBAUER | Maria Welzig
URSULA HENTSCHLÄGER | Roland Schöny
STÉPHANE COUTURIER | Sally Stein
KAMEN STOYANOV | Milena Dimitrova
A Visit to Fotoraum
In Conversation: Andreas Schett | Maria Rennhofer
Performa 11: New Visual Art Performance Biennial | Sandro Droschl
A Focus and Scholarship: Photoinstitut Bonartes | Andreas Müller
In Search of the Crisis | Werner Rodlauer
That’s Me, That’s Not Me: Cindy Sherman’s Early Works | Marlene Gölz
Vanity: Fashion/Photography from the F.C. Gundlach Collection
No Fashion, Please! Photography between Gender and Lifestyle | Margit Emesz
Douglas Gordon | Uta M. Reindl
Weegee: Retrospective 1932–1960 | Florian Rainer
Ai Weiwei in New York: Photographs 1983–1993 | Matthias Reichelt
No one wants to start right off with the crisis, not again. Don’t worry, that can wait until page 50. What does the financial crisis mean for art? Is there a reason for the art market to complain? The answer is no, according to our market researcher Werner Rodlauer.
This positive view sets a good mood for the start to an eventful and exciting year with EIKON. In this issue’s five artist portraits, we once again present the variety of the landscape of photography and media art, showing that art in itself knows no crisis.
Spanish-French artist ANNA MALAGRIDA directs her gaze on views through spatial settings, on windows, which above all signify an opening to the world. Her usually “veiled” images play with our perception of outside and inside and poetically explore the alternation between reality and illusion. KAMEN STOYANOV, recently honored with the Msgr. Otto Mauer Preis, also reflects realities in his art. His (video) works explore the relationship between high art and everyday culture, looking at art’s social, economic, and cultural conditions. STÉPHANE COUTURIER’s large format photography presents architectural landscapes, segments of the built in states of transition, seeking to evoke the desired representation of the uncanny space between reality and imagination by way of highly subtle interventions. For MARKUS GUSCHELBAUER the natural landscape forms the focus of his artistic interest. He rearranges it, cloaking trees and wild brooks in plastic, hiding or defamiliarizing them, or quotes art history, all (perhaps) to clarify restrictions and create a new idea of beauty.
In the work of URSULA HENTSCHLÄGER nature also plays a role. Here, it serves as a performer, bringing the level of visual communication into a relation with the level of linguistic communication. The artist seeks to expose the multilayered surfaces of perception that form our reality.
This issue also features an interview with Monika Faber on her remarkable Photoinstitut Bonartes, a tour through some of the most important recent exhibitions—from Ai Weiwei to Cindy Sherman to “Weegee the Famous”—as well as hits from the book market.Online Order >>>