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EIKON #117

EIKON #117

Artists | Iris Andraschek | Thomas Demand | Adji Dieye | Jana Hartmann | Anna Vasof |

Carl Aigner | Simon Bowcock | Jörg Colberg | Linda Conze | Nela Eggenberger | Christoph Fuchs | Matthias Gründig | Ramona Heinlein | Kathrin Heinrich | Christian Höller | Peter Kunitzy | Maren Lübbke-Tidow | Michaela Obermair | Gerald Piffl | Veronika Rudorfer | Jorge Sanguino | Michael Stoeber | Karen Van Godtsenhoven | Anna Karima Wane | Rebecca Wilton | Margit Zuckriegl

Languages | German / English
Dimensions | 280 x 210 mm
ISBN | 978-3-904083-10-2
100 pages

Price: € 15,00 (incl. 10% VAT)

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Jana Hartmann | Jörg Colberg
Thomas Demand | Karen Van Godtsenhoven
Iris Andraschek | Margit Zuckriegl
Adji Dieye | Anna Karima Wane
Anna Vasof | Christian Höller

A Work In Profile

Sanna Kannisto | Christoph Fuchs

Art Market

Woman Photographers in Focus | Kathrin Heinrich

Arts & Studies

Mira Klug | Michaela Obermair

In Focus: Lighting the Archive

From the Engine-Room of Art: Maren Lübbke-Tidow and Rebecca Wilton in Conversation | Linda Conze


In memoriam: Peter Weiermair | Carl Aigner


Shirin Neshat: Living in One Land, Dreaming in Another | Ramona Heinlein
Keith Piper: Jet Black Futures | Simon Bowcock
True Pictures? | Michael Stoeber
Fred Koch: Nature Photography of the 1920s and '30s | Peter Kunitzky
Out of the Box: Gordon Matta-Clark | Nela Eggenberger
Ludwig Wittgenstein: Photography as Analytical Practice | Gerald Piffl
History Matters / Konstellation Benjamin | Matthias Gründig


with Ramesch Daha

Collector's Edition

Jörg Sasse: Framed


Fotografie als Motiv | Veronika Rudorfer
The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930 | Jorge Sanguino
Matthias Hoch: BER | Michael Stoeber 


The pandemic restrictions that have been in effect since 2020 will take society many years to digest, even when the turning point that everyone has been longing for finally occurs. The arts have suffered particularly from the associated ups and downs experienced thus far—and continue to do so. For economic reasons, museums and art institutions have had to reintroduce closure days and cancel the longer opening hours into the evening from which many working people had benefited. Openings or other events can only take place, if at all, with a small (masked) audience and in compliance with a complex choreography; in general, everything that runs the risk of people coming too close to each other must be avoided at all times. In view of the lack of visitors, many arts professionals who have had to open large exhibitions online, produced catalogs for exhibitions that were then cancelled at short notice, or generally invested time and money in projects that were not (or could not) be perceived appropriately, ask themselves whether their actions make any sense at all.

The situation at EIKON is not very different; for example, an event at the end of 2021 to celebrate the magazine’s thirtieth anniversary fell victim to the persistence of the virus. For all these reasons, it is now more than ever time for a change of perspective, which we would like to undertake with the appearance of this new and re-designed issue #117. As can be seen not only from the new cover design, applied for the first time on the example of the work Daily #28 (2017) by Thomas Demand (together with Adji Dieye, Jana Hartmann, Iris Andraschek, and Anna Vasof, one of five artists in the “Portfolio” section), we are changing our use of images in the future by presenting photography from more flexible angles. “In Focus” also encourages a rethinking with regard to how we treat photographic archives. “Lighting the Archive,” a project by Maren Lübbke-Tidow, Rebecca Wilton, and others, interviews various protagonists behind the camera, literally shedding light on the practice of various photographers in the German-speaking world.

Nela Eggenberger
for EIKON, February 2022

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