from 08.11.2004 to 08.12.2004

Susanne Gamauf, Robert Zahornicky, Ralf Hoedt, Moira Zoitl, Joerg Burger, Fiona Rukschcio, Helmut und Johanna Kandl

In the 19th century, Paris – Vienna – Berlin were considered both the metropolises and at the same time the laboratories of European modernity. Artists felt magically attracted to these rapidly growing cities.

Today, about 150 years later, these cities have not yet attained their full size. Artists’ research interest now lies in the examination of migrant structures, official national historiography, modern nomadism but also in the search for the association with urban structures, open space design as well as possibilities of recluse in the ‘big city jungle’.
And: how does the point of residence change artistic and self-reflective creation?

Through the awarding of grants and exchange programs cultural contacts between the three metropolises continue to be cultivated – nomadism encore!

Notes on the above can be viewed in the Month of Photography for the first time in Vienna at FOTOGALERIE WIEN !

FOTOGALERIE WIEN presents artists with photo, video and installation works who have relocated their life and work bases from Vienna to one of the other two cities temporarily or for longer.

Fiona Rukschcio (A) begins in her video work “Le Pantheon“ an unofficial intrusion into the national monument of French historiography. In her collages she asks herself/us: “Am I a Spice-Girl?“, but just as gladly steps into the shoes of a politician.
Ralf Hoedt (D) shows books / portraits of political discourses and their trails of usage.
Moira Zoitl (A) examines migrant structures in the eastern districts of Berlin: “Das Haus «Frankfurter Allee 16/0801» (The House, Franfurter Alley 16/0801) is the starting venue – the apartment from which I begin my regular shopping tours.“
Robert Zahornicky (A) defines himself as saunterer, who dedicates himself less to idleness but more to the search for perception patterns.
Susanne Gamauf (A) creates photographic citations on the characteristics of various garden and park architectures. “In the picture the production of the production takes place.“
Johanna und Helmut Kandl (A) relocated to Berlin immediately: Perhaps the partial absurdity and the contrast of the mood of awakening and the ‘eternal No Future mood’ was simply more pleasant than the feeling of a beginning ‘Neo-Biedermeier’ in Vienna.“
Jörg Burger (A) essentially deals with the recurring questions of perception and of creating something out of what is absent.