Selected Exhibitions

Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2018-2019)

Camera Austria International. Laboratory for Photography and Theory
Salzburg. Austria

Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2018-2019)

Curator: Christiane Kuhlmann, Curator Photography and Media Art, with Christina Penetsdorfer, Assistant Curator
Guest Curator: Christinge Frisinghelli
In cooperation withCamera Austria

For over forty years, Camera Austria has been an artists’ run photography space in Graz, a forum for debates, a gallery, a publishing house, an archive, a library, and a platform for workshops and symposia. In this exhibition, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg spotlights Camera Austria’s influence on the Austrian photography scene and the networks and relationships its initiatives have helped foster. (…)

The exhibition is organized in eight chapters that present artists associated with Camera Austria in its early years side by side with recent positions. Visual discourses on photography come into view that emerged in the club’s orbit since the 1980s and have lost none of their relevance today. Rather than a retrospective, the show is an opportunity to reconsider aspects of Camera Austria’s history in a contemporary perspective. “Topography & Landscape,” “Image & Identity,” “Living Environment & Representation,” “Composition & Deconstruction,” “Picture & Politics,” “Research & Archive,” “Visual Politics & Science,” and “Privacy & Public Image” are the thematic fields in which dialogues between thirty-nine artists from eleven nations unfold. Audio and video recordings from the symposia organized by Camera Austria set the ideas and art promoted by its activities in Austria and abroad in their larger context.


With works by Robert Adams, Nobuyoshi Araki, Lewis Baltz, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Anna und Bernhard Blume, Petar Dabac, William Eggleston, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Seiichi Furuya, Luigi Ghirri, David Goldblatt, Nan Goldin, Sanja Iveković, Sven Johne, Lamia Joreige, Annette Kelm, Josif Király, Joachim Koester, Zofia Kulik, Darcy Lange, Tatiana Lecomte, Susan Meiselas, Zanele Muholi, Peter Piller, Walid Raad, Einar Schleef, Jörg Schlick, Michael Schmidt, Michael Schuster & Hartmut Skerbisch, Allan Sekula, Ahlam Shibli, Lieko Shiga, Jo Spence, Christian Wachter, Manfred Willmann, Tobias Zielony

A publication accompanying the exhibition will be released by spector books.