Exhibitions at Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien
With the retrospective Helmut Newton Legacy, the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien will be celebrating the Berlin photographer’s hundredth birthday (1920–2004) – delayed because of corona, but all the more comprehensive, with 300 or more works that document Newton’s complete oeuvre.
Newton, a controversial figure who has never ceased to fascinate and provoke, is primarily renowned for his photos of women: powerful, aggressive, self-assertive – naked and dressed &ndash… more
Identität und Transformation in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
The exhibition deals with the subjects of identity, whose constructions and forms of transformation are central questions of contemporary art and society. New technologies, such as the Internet, gene manipulation or cloning, are additional cause to rethink the term identity in terms of subject generation and definition.
Based on Cindy Sherman's work, which is characterised by a consistent and critical to provocative questioning of the construction of identities, and whose visual world… more
James Welling (born in 1951, Hartford, Connecticut) is one of photography’s most influential pioneering artists worldwide. For more than forty years, Welling has been exploring the foundations of the medium, drawing from it the broad range of conceptual, aesthetic and technological options without restricting himself to a specific imagery or production form. His works oscillate between analogue and digital, colour and black-and-white, camera-less and camera-based processes, dark-room al… more
In spring 2015, the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is presenting a comprehensive exhibition showing positions in contemporary landscape photography. »Landscape in my Mind« is a mental journey through different imaged articulations of the concept of landscape. The focus will be on contemporary neo-Pictorialist strategies: painterly tableaus in monumental format are placed in contrast to the sober objectivity of conventional black-and-white photos.
Thus Elger Esser, for instance, does… more