EXHIBITION | PHOTO::VIENNA
NOVEMBER 10 - 22, 2014
When: Monday, November 10, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Austria | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC, 20008
Please register for the opening at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exhibition-photovienna-tickets-13962810141
This special edition of young austrian photography 2014 is a short introduction to photo::vienna | werkschau 2014, which will take place from November 26th – 30th at the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna.
Photography is one of the youngest and, at the same time, most exciting art forms: a pictorial language that draws on the tension between the two seemingly opposing poles of voyeurism and exhibitionism. It produces and leaves behind emotions; it moves, unsettles, and attracts. With its intense atmosphere, photography inspires, stimulates, and opens the way for critical dialogue.
At the event photo::vienna 2014 art photography, architecture and portrait photography, and commercial, editorial, and journalistic photography are all gathered together under the heading “applied photography.” The event thus serves equally as a showcase for the general public and as a forum for professionals on the lookout for new trends and developments.
As the first retrospective for contemporary photography from Austria, photo::vienna presents a wide overview of what makes photography so exciting and will thus be of great interest to galerists, curators, museum designers, collectors, art buyers, agency art directors, photo editors, etc. The platform also provides a site for the exchange of interest and ideas amongst the community of photo fans at large.
A select jury has served as the guarantor for the high level of photographic work shown at photo::vienna.
The works shown at SENSITIVE VIEWING HABITS | a preview to photo::vienna 2014 is a selection of photographers who applied for photo::vienna.
— Mirjam Angerer-Geier & Felix Leutner (translated by Michael Huey)