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EIKON #104

EIKON #104

Artists | Vasco Arajo | Rosa Barba | Mladen Bizumic | Anna Reisenbichler | Fritz Simak |

Thomas Ballhausen | Simon Bowcock | June Drevet | Nela Eggenberger | Elisabeth Falkensteiner | Synne Genzmer |Jana J. Haeckel | Jasmin Haselsteiner-Scharner | Michael Hofstätter | Ruth Horak | Herbert Justnik | Peter Kunitzky | Katharina Manojlović | Gerald Piffl | Matthias Reichelt | Werner Rodlauer | Veronika Rudorfer | Margareta Sandhofer | Steffen Siegel | Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir | Claudia Slanar | Magdalena Vuković | Manuel Wischnewski

Languages | German / English
Dimensions | 280 x 210 mm
ISBN | 978-3-902250-97-1
96 pages

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Anna Reisenbichler | Herbert Justnik
Fritz Simak | Gerald Pfiffl
Rosa Barba | Manuel Wischnewski
Mladen Bizumic | Ruth Horak
Vasco Araújo | Jana J. Haeckel

A Work in Profile

Carola Dertnig. everything's there already—Claudia Slanar


Karl-Heinz Ströhle. On the Lightness of Steel—Margareta Sandhofer


On the Trail of the Surroundings—Elisabeth Falkensteiner

IN FOCUS: Photography Studies

Theory and Practice—Steffen Siegel


Moriz Nähr: Photographer of Viennese Modernism—A Conversation with Sandra Tretter and Uwe Schögl

Hannes Wanderer (1958–2018)—Matthias Reichelt


Ana Mendieta. Covered in Time and History | Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir
Back to the Future. The 19th Century in the 21st Century | Peter Kunitzky
All I Know is What’s on the Internet | Simon Bowcock
Photo/Politics/Austria | Magdalena Vuković
Under Pressure. On Forms of Authority and Decision-Making Power | Werner Rodlauer
Artificial Paradise? Immersion in Space and Time | Jasmin Haselsteiner-Scharner


with Simon Baker


Eirik Johnson. PINE


Uriel Orlow: Theatrum Botanicum | Veronika Rudorfer
Barbara Lüneburg: TransCoding | Thomas Ballhausen
Stefanie Moshammer: Not just your face honey | Katharina Manojlović
PER/TRANS. Performing the Cube, Transforming the Cube. Works by Sandra Peters 1989–2017 | Synne Genzmer
Walter Niedermayr: Koexistenzen | Michael Hofstätter
Tony Cokes. The Vienna Guide | June Drevet


Regarding photography, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia has a lot to offer: photokina, which now takes place in Cologne every year, is a world-leading event for photographic and video technology, where most recently 800 exhibitors attracted about 180,000 visitors from all over the world. Quarter of a century after the founding of this important photo fair, Bernd and Hilla Becher drew international attention with their development of the Düsseldorf School of Photography and their unmistakable visual style; not a few of the former school leavers are now among the most successful photo artists, and of those a relatively large number—no doubt for good reasons—base their activities in the above-mentioned region. Currently, a potpourri of festivals (Düsseldorf Photo Weekend, Düsseldorf Photo, Photoszene Cologne), institutional exhibitions and the program of the galleries, located mainly in the cities of Cologne and Düsseldorf, ensure that photography is a fixed component of art events there.

About eighty years ago, such a wide range of opportunities to present photographic content was, of course, still remote, and yet, even then, with the foundation of the Folkwang University of the Arts in 1927 the first cornerstone for all this was laid. As a result, photography soon took on a leading role in Essen—while from the beginning the educational institution pursued the aim of coupling various approaches to art with each other in order to act in this interdisciplinary manner. Today, more than 1,400 students have music, theater, dance, design and scholarship available to them in the framework of 38 courses and programs. For EIKON Steffen Siegel as Professor for the theory and history of photography and director of the masters program Photography Studies and Research provides an insight into the history of the university; and further, with “In Focus: Photography Studies. Theory and Practice,” highlights of the exhibitions of current students, often interdisciplinary in design, are presented.

Nela Eggenberger
for EIKON, November 2018

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