RETHINKING Nature

RETHINKING NATURE

RETHINKING LANDSCAPE


Rethinking Nature/Rethinking Landscape focuses on the key role of photography in the perception of nature and landscape and reflects on the relationship between humans and nature.

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Rethinking Nature

Since the invention of the medium, the photographic image has played a decisive role in the perception of nature and landscape. This exhibition brings together five young, outstanding European positions that critically reflect on the current relationship between man and nature, make ecological changes visually tangible and thereby explore the possibilities of photographic representation.

In cooperation with the European Month of Photography network.


Artists

Vanja Bucan, Maria-Magdalena Ianchis, Inka & Niclas Lindergård, Anastasia Mityukova, Danila Tkachenko

Slideshow: Rethinking Nature

Based on the festival's Open Call and the resulting submissions, works by 111 international artists were selected and arranged into an immersive audiovisual experience. Contemporary nature and landscape photography is expressed in its diversity, as are different perspectives on the concept of nature.

In cooperation with Mois européen de la photographie Luxembourg and Imago Lisboa.

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Artists

Renate Aller, Anita Allyn, Rui Delgado Alves, Regina Anzenberger, Natascha Auenhammer, Sophia Ausweger u.v.m

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Hypothesis: Everything is Leaf

Hypothesis: Everything is Leaf

Conceived as a kind of cabinet of curiosities, the Hungarian photographer's latest series is an investigation of the human condition. As a metaphor or analogy, he refers to plants and vegetal structures, whose composition and structure he translates into images full of detail and poetry.

A cooperation with the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest.


Artist Tamás Dezsö

Curator István Virágvölgyi

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The Petunia Carnage

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The Petunia Carnage

A story about murdered petunias, told from the perspective of an investigator. On his way to solving the case, he encounters forensic scientists, scientific experiments, connections to the past and a mysterious caller who finally gives him the decisive clue. The project is based on a true story that came to be known as the "Petunia Crisis" in flower-growing circles .

Artist Klaus Pichler

The Arsenic Eaters

The Arsenic Eaters

The historical myth surrounding the consumption of arsenic, that high-grade poison said to have positive effects on health, forms the starting point of the project. Yet, how can a legend for which there is hardly any evidence and whose existence is even doubted be portrayed? The artist pairs his own photographs with archival images and research material to offer us a semi-fictional quest for clues.


Artist: Simon Brugner

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Blue Sky Monument

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Blue Sky Monument

A glance at the sky, a click, a moment of pause. Blue without any disturbances due to the globally reduced air traffic, and an extraordinary weather constellation. During the first lockdown, the artist collected a wide variety of sky images and used them to create a monument-like poster and wall collage.

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Artist: Judith Huemer

Universal Thoughts – Economy and Materials

Universal Thoughts – Economy and Materials

The capitalist economic system is characterised by surplus production. The artist understands this phenomenon, known as surplus, as an opportunity to investigate the relationship between man, matter and the force of nature. An example of this is Glass Beach near Ford Bragg in Northern California, where rubbish has been dumped in the sea for 50 years. Nature has eroded the glass into pearls popular with tourists.

Artist: Georg Petermichl

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Mountain Pieces. Reflecting History

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Mountain Pieces. Reflecting History

Both the beauty of the South Tyrolean Dolomites and their past role as a theatre of war come into focus in these photographs. For instance, the Alpine wall in the massifs of the Hochpustertal and other contested zones. The artist hunts for traces and intervenes subtly with mirrors and stones, with smoke (signs) and flags. At times she appears as the protagonist herself. These are touching photographic and cinematic memorials against war.

An exhibition of the LUMEN Museum for Mountain Photography, Bruneck, South Tyrol, Italy.

Artist: Sissa Micheli

Zoology

Zoology

In a photo series begun in 2020, the Austrian photographer Stefan Oláh shows new views of the collection and exhibits of the Zoological Institute of the University of Vienna. He not only looks at the specimens, but also at their historical display boards from close up and reinterprets many a sensory organ with his special view of close-up "zooming in".


Artist Stefan Oláh

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Unseen Wien

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Unseen Vienna

Photographs reveal individually discovered non-sites and hiding places in Vienna and the surrounding areas, exploring the architectonic structures of the city as well as its unique urban and suburban features.


Artists: Dorian Janauer, Paola Komanek, Ania Mookenthottam, Lea Mühlhauser, Franzi Rauscher, Viola Voldrich, Leila Winkler, Lara-Sophie Zielinger

Curator: Walter Roschnik