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Artists | Ed Kowalski Produktion | Lorenz Estermann | Roland Maurmair | Ryan McGinley | Judith Pichlmüller | Sara Rahbar | Fabio Zolly |

Authors | Johanna Hofleitner | Lucas Gehrmann | Florian Halm | Nina Schedlmayer | Elisabeth M. Gottfried | Peter Kunitzky | Shaheen Merali | Walter Seidl | Olga Kronsteiner | Andrea Winklbauer | Georg Schiemer | Claudia Marion Stemberger | Robert Ayers | Petra Noll | Dieter Buchhart | Georg Oberhumer | Manfred Fassler | Johan Swinnen | Martin Jaeggi


Feature | Videorama
| german/english
| 210 x 280 mm
| 978-3-902250-51-3
104 pages

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RYAN McGINLEY Robert Ayers
JUDITH PICHLMÜLLER Claudia Marion Stemberger
SARA RAHBAR Shaheen Merali
FABIO ZOLLY Lucas Gehrmann


Art Clips from Austria


Ed Kowalski Produktion


EIKON SchAUfenster: Roland Maurmair Manfred Faßler
Majority World Photography Johan Swinnen
GAMA: A Metanetwork for Media Art Georg Oberhumer
ART MARKET Olga Kronsteiner


Darkside II, Fotomuseum Winterthur Martin Jaeggi
Thomas Ruff, Kunsthalle Vienna Alexandra Matzner
A Piece of Water, Künstlerhaus Vienna Andrea Winklbauer
In memoriam Zelko Wiener, Brucknerhaus Linz Georg Schiemer
Interstices, La Colección Jumex, Mexiko, MUMOK Vienna Walter Seidl
Thomas Demand, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin Peter Kunitzky
India 3: New Delhi, Krinzinger, Vienna Nina Schedlmayer
Olga Chernysheva, BA/CA Kunstforum, Vienna Johanna Hofleitner
Performance II, Fotogalerie Wien Petra Noll


Our day consists of images: those that play out in front of our windows, and those that our imagination produces, fed by experience, sensations, states of mind. At the end of the day we have an overall image of the world before our eyes that we have created. Who defines reality?

Videorama is the title of an exhibition that is currently on view at Kunsthalle Wien. It deals with a panoramic omnivision, and with this aim it is far more than an exhibition in the usual sense of the word. From an archive of over 2,500 videos—Ursula Blickle Videoarchiv—works were selected for the show that are intended to provide an overview of recent video art in Austria.

We have joined in this effort, which is why we are pleased to be able to present to you this sixty-eighth edition of EIKON with a comprehensive series of images on Videorama, the result of a close collaboration with the two cooperation partners of the Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Universität für angewandte Kunst and Kunsthalle Wien.

In our Artist Pages, we present once more five artists who in various ways engage with the roles and worldviews that currently influence our everyday life. For example, Iranian artist SARA RAHBAR in her theatrical use of national props creates images that seek to suspend the ambivalence of mourning and confidence. We are pleased to have gained Shaheen Merali for this contribution: Merali was the curator of the sensational exhibition on art from Iran recently shown at Hilger BrotKunsthalle in Vienna, with an extensive catalog published by EIKON/ ÖIP.

In her video work, JUDITH PICHLMÜLLER (see also EIKON # 66, p. 56) makes provocative links between insects and the lives of migrants. She is concerned—like Rahbar—with the issue of violence, but especially is interested in the question of weighting: violence against animals versus violence against humans. LORENZ ESTERMANN is a photographer, painter, and architect, and unites all of this in his visual implementation of utopian sites with which he creates a fantastic prospect of new life forms. In his contribution, Dieter Buchhart spans the gap to our current society of consumerism and luxury, which Estermann artfully reflects in his work. FABIO ZOLLY, in contrast, does not construct anything: but rather explores the world in the age of industrial and digital reproducibility. Using his copyright, “branded” over the decades, he breaks the limits between objectivity and subjectivity, between being and appearances. Zolly’s works are currently on view at Viktor Bucher in Vienna, his writings can be found in a charming volume that is being published parallel to this edition of EIKON at Schlebrügge.Editor.

RYAN McGINLEY is the name of a shooting star on the American art firmament, even if his most recent series leads to the “real” underworld. Known primarily for unselfconscious nude photographs of his friends, encounters with the death of his friend Dash Snow, who died this summer of an overdose, have been important for his new image of “hip innocence” and “forever young.”

Read also in our Forum about Roland Maurmair and his work Rabbitism, which will be on view until February 2010 at EIKON’s SchAUfenster, and will open with a performance by the artist. Performance is incidentally also the artistic medium to which Fotogalerie Wien is dedicating this year’s cycle of exhibitions: EIKON reports on pp. 91.

Furthermore, you learn about the research of Johan Swinnen in Bangladesh, which reveals a new view of photography (his spectacular volume Majority World Photography will appear in June 2010), about GAMA, the new platform for networking media art databanks, a large scale auction of contemporary photography at Westlicht, the Mexican Colección Jumex at MUMOK, India in Vienna, Darkside in Winterthur, and… much more.

Enjoy EIKONrama!

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