WEDNESDAY JUN 18 - TUESDAY SEP 8, 2014

Presented by the
Austrian Cultural Forum New York

>> OPEN DAILY, 10 AM - 6 PM. FREE ADMISSION.


Artists:
AA Bronson, Renate Bertlmann, Katrina Daschner, Carola Dertnig, VALIE EXPORT, Sharon Hayes, Matthias Herrmann, Birgit Jürgenssen, Friedl Kubelka, Roberta Lima, Anja Manfredi, Dorit Margreiter, Michaela Moscouw, Laurel Nakadate, Lilo Nein, Carolee Schneemann, Peter Weibel, Hans Weigand, Martha Wilson,
Francesca Woodman

Curator: Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein
Exhibition Design: Dorit Margreiter

This group exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, titled Selftimer Stories, shows works from the Federal Austrian photography collection – situated in the Museum der Moderne Salzburg - in interplay with international positions from the field of extended photography.

The leitmotif of this exhibition is the creation of a self-portrait via self-timer. This practice, popular both in everyday life and in art, reciprocates with technical developments and shows itself in the release cables appearing in the compositions, the digital remote-control release, or the extended hand. In the moment of the camera’s clicking (which is even artificially reproduced in digital photography) the “I as autotimer” becomes prevalent and thus marks the relationship of subject and world, which has always been inseparably linked with the media.

The choice of the medium for publishing self-portraits – mere photography, slide show, or as a book – makes the private matter shown therein public. In contemporary social media intimate and personal matters, which people wish to present and put on display, ultimately are only staged and performed for the camera. The publication of the private, also in autobiographies, harbors a moment of fictionalization.

Therefore, the exhibition demonstrates how discourses on identity and photography in de-fixation mode, which do not necessarily focus on the subjects but rather the relationship between image and gaze, can be used as an emancipatory artistic tool to intervene in visual politics.

The exhibition will be presented in an adapted version at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria, in November 2014.

[Image: Michaela Moscouw, Kenwood, 2000, Courtesy Austrian Federal Collection]


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RENATE BERTLMANN
From the series Verwandlungen (Transformations) (1969)
50 black & white photographs
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

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RENATE BERTLMANN

RENATE BERTLMANN
Renée ou René 1 (1977)
Black & white photograph
92 1/2 in x 50 in
Courtesy of the artist

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RENATE BERTLMANN

KATRINA DASCHNER
Wanting Sweet #2
(2000)
Photo collage
4 in x 12 in
Unique print
Courtesy of Galerie Krobath, Vienna/Berlin

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KATRINA DASCHNER

CAROLA DERTNIG
Dancing with Remote (1997)
Video, color, sound
6 min
Courtesy of Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna

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CAROLA DERTNIG

VALIE EXPORT
Aufbeugung (Curve Up) (1973)
From the series Körperkonfigurationen (Body Configurations)
Black & white photograph
23 1/2 in x 30 3/4 in
Courtesy of Museum der Moderne Salzburg

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VALIE EXPORT

VALIE EXPORT
Zustützung (Lean Up) (1979)
From the series Körperkonfigurationen (Body Configurations)
Black & white photograph
23 1/2 in x 30 3/4 in
Courtesy of Museum der Moderne Salzburg

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VALIE EXPORT

SHARON HAYES
The Interpreter Project, Mexico City (2001)
Video installation
Courtesy of the artist

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SHARON HAYES

MATTHIAS HERRMANN
WHICH PART OF NO (1999)
Analog C-print
3/8 in x 31 1/2 in
Courtesy of Museum der Moderne Salzburg

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MATTHIAS HERRMANN

AA BRONSON & MATTHIAS HERRMANN
Untitled
(2000)
6 analog prints
11 in x 13 3/4 in
Courtesy of the artists

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AA BRONSON & MATTHIAS HERRMANN

BIRGIT JUERGENSSEN
Untitled (1973/2006)
Color prints, polyptych
18 7/8 in x 15 in
Courtesy of SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna

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BIRGIT JUERGENSSEN

FRIEDL KUBELKA
Selfportrait (1973)
Black & white photograph
9 in x 6 in
Courtesy of Museum der Moderne Salzburg

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FRIEDL KUBELKA

ROBERTA LIMA
RNA Chips and Butterflies (2008)
2 C-prints on Diasec
47 1/4 in x 78 3/4 in
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Charim

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ROBERTA LIMA

ANJA MANFREDI
Verbeugen & Applaus (Bow & Applause) (2006)
Video, audio
4 min 20 sec total
Courtesy of the artist

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ANJA MANFREDI

ANJA MANFREDI
Selbstportrait mit Graukarte (Self-Portrait with Gray Card) (2013)
Black & white analog baryta print
15 3/4 in x 11 3/4 in
Courtesy of the Federal Austrian Photography Collection

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ANJA MANFREDI

DORIT MARGREITER
Case Study House #22 (2001)
C-print
36 1/2 in x 48 1/2 in
Courtesy of the Federal Austrian Photography Collection

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DORIT MARGREITER

DORIT MARGREITER
Jock (2001)
Video, sound
1 min 28 sec total
Courtesy of Galerie Krobath, Vienna

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DORIT MARGREITER

MICHAELA MOSCOUW
From the series Kenwood (2000)
Book
224 color photographs, compact camera
12 in x 8 in
Courtesy of the Federal Austrian Photography Collection

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MICHAELA MOSCOUW

LAUREL NAKADATE
February 9, 2010
From the series 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears (2011)
Four type C-print
8 1/2 in x 11 in
Edition of 15 with 5 APs
Courtesy of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

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LAUREL NAKADATE

LILO NEIN
Performance-Partitur für eine Fotokamera (Performance Score for Photo Camera) (2010)
Screen printing on polystyrene board
39 6/16 in x 50 3/4 in
Courtesy of the Collection of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna - MUSA
Photo by Anja Manfredi

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LILO NEIN

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN
Correspondence Course (1980-83)
Triptych, self-shot silver prints mounted on silkscreened text
54 in x 30 inches
Courtesy of the artist and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York

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CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN

PETER WEIBEL
Selbstportrait als Frau (Self-Portrait as a Woman) (1967)
Black & white vintage photograph
17 in x 13 in
Courtesy of the Federal Austrian Photography Collection

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PETER WEIBEL

HANS WEIGAND
Disco Boys (1977)
24 C-prints
37 6/16 in x 40 2/16 in
Courtesy of the Federal Austrian Photography Collection

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HANS WEIGAND

MARTHA WILSON
Self-portrait (1973)
Color photograph and type on card
20 1/2 in x 37 1/2 in
Courtesy of the artist and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York

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MARTHA WILSON

FRANCESCA WOODMAN
Self portrait at thirteen (1972)
Gelatin silver estate print
6 3/4 in x 6 2/3 in
Courtesy of Betty and George Woodman

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FRANCESCA WOODMAN

credits

Curator Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein
Exhibition Design Dorit Margreiter
Exhibition Coordinator Natascha Boojar
Exhibition Assistants: Anna Gutmann & Barbara Blaha


Supporting and Partnering Institutions of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York: AirBerlin, Artisanal Cellars, Arts Division of the Federal Chancellery, Esterházy Winery, RB International Finance (USA) LLC, Stiegl.

 

 

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