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EIKON #113

EIKON #113

Artists | Markus Guschelbauer | Claudia Larcher | Rosa Rendl | Claudius Schulze | Hito Steyerl |

Carl Aigner | Thomas Ballhausen | Philippe Batka | Pia Draskovits | Nela Eggenberger | Carla Susanne Erdmann | Jana Johanna Haeckel | Sophie Haslinger | Maren Lübke-Tidow | Katharina Manojlović | Danièle Perrier | Gerald Piffl | Michael Ponstingl | Uta M. Reindl | Alexandra Schantl | Walter Seidl | Magdalena Vuković | Margit Zuckriegl

Languages | German / English
| 280 x 210 mm
| 978-3-904083-06-5
100 pages

Price: € 15,00 (incl. 10% VAT)

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Hito Steyerl | Magdalena Vuković
Claudius Schulze | Sophie Haslinger
Rosa Rendl | Pia Draskovits
Markus Guschelbauer | Nela Eggenberger
Claudia Larcher | Philippe Batka


Elfriede Mejchar | Alexandra Schantl


Huda Takriti | Katharina Manojlović

IN FOCUS: Resistant Faces

The Photographic Portrait in the Digital Age | Jana Johanna Haeckel


Katharina Sieverding. Photographs, Projections, Installations 2020–1966 | Carla Susanne Erdmann
The Physiognomy of Power. Harun Farocki & Florentina Pakosta | Margit Zuckriegl
Slow Life. Radical Practices of the Everyday | Danièle Perrier
Christina Werner: The Street. In the Rhythm of the Workforce | Walter Seidl
Traces and Masks of Refugees | Gerald Piffl
Hanne Darboven. The Rainmaker | Uta M. Reindl


mit Sandro Droschl


Peter Hauser—ANGST


Seiichi Furuya & Christine Gössler. Face to Face | Maren Lübbke-Tidow
Rotes Wien publiziert. Architektur in Medien und Kampagnen | Michael Ponstingl
Vilém Flusser. Einhundert Zitate | Carl Aigner
Jane Bennett. Lebhafte Materie – Eine politische Ökologie der Dinge | Thomas Ballhausen


Not only because of its unusual start, which was accompanied by a whole series of restrictions due to the still ongoing Corona pandemic (and which will accompany us for quite a while), it seems as though 2021 is going to be an extraordinary year. A glance at the calendar reveals that it also promises to be a very special year for EIKON, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year. It is obvious that this date is associated with a degree of uncertainty due to the prevailing situation—celebrating in grand style, as we have otherwise enjoyed doing, will be denied us for a while yet. For the time being, until the editors can once again gather all companions and associates around them, the party will be shifted to the magazine itself: The entire year will thus be exceptionally vibrant, as the connoisseur can already surmise with a glance at the paper of our black-and-white section.

As Covid-19 continues and contact restrictions accompany the global health crisis, professional and personal lives are shifting into digital space to an ever-greater extent. Meetings take place online, school-age children learn via home schooling—instead of face-to-face, communication partners increasingly sit across from each other as virtual images. How artists will reflect this massive change currently taking place remains largely to be seen. The 1990s and the invention and spread of digital photography at that time (which, among other things, also gave this journal its impetus) and the simultaneously emerging possibilities of manipulating these images have since then inspired numerous artists to completely new concepts of the classic genre of the “portrait,” as guest editor Jana Johanna Haeckel explains in the “In Focus” section with “Resistant Faces” (also the title of the exhibition she curated at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich). It thus remains to be seen what parallels will open up within artistic production in the near future as a result of the aforementioned transformations in further consequence. We’ll keep you posted!

Nela Eggenberger

for EIKON, February 2021

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