Our association is actively preparing 2019, the seventh edition of the festival schedules the opening days during the second week of May ( 15-18th ). Key topic to be considered at this point is the representation of the body in contemporary photography featuring mainly female artists / photographers who question the traditional models.
A majority of exhibitions is located again in the capital, including the Mudam, Casino Forum for Contemporary Art, MnHA and Cercle-Cité, Villa Vauban, Abbaye de Neumunster and Luca.
We are happy to see the French Institute return with an exhibition at Abbaye de Neumunster and the Camoes Institute as the Portuguese representative renew it participation.
Our Vienna partner changed name and concept for a renewed version of their initial photo festival in 2019. Called these last years Eyes-On – European Month of Photography, the festival got a name change and the city opted for FOTO WIEN Festival. The aim of this major event is to showcase not just photography as an art medium but also the local photography scene. During four weeks, photography will be the city’s main theme. FOTO WIEN can rely on more than 100 partners in their programming – museums, exhibition venues, galleries, art universities, artists’ initiatives, and off-spaces. They will offer new insights into both the local and the international photography scene. In order to delve even deeper into the photography theme, FOTO WIEN has set up its very own Festival Headquarters, also a first. Over 19 days the Otto Wagner Postal Savings Bank in the capital’s first district is to become the hub of Vienna’s photography scene. The Festival Headquarters provide space for photo exhibitions, a Photobook Market; it is also a venue for international discussions on the big topic of photography. The exhibitions are complemented by workshops, portfolio reviews, lectures and much more.[/lang_en
KUNST HAUS WIEN was designed by Friedrich Hundertwasser and today houses the museum of this visionary artist; its temporary exhibitions are dedicated to photography of the 20th and 21st centuries.Starting spring 2019, the institution is managing the new edition of the photo festiva, Foto-Wien.
Based on Hundertwasser’s forward-looking ideas regarding ecology and society KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna’s first “green museum”, provides a new space for artists and creative minds who deal with topics such as sustainability, climate change, recycling, urbanistics, or cross-generational responsibility in a critical and visionary way from a contemporary point of view.