Edward Weston, Cabbage Leaf, 1931 © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona, Foto: Hubert Auer
Margaret Bourke-White, Revival Meeting (Southern Revival), 1937 © Estate of Margaret Bourke-White
Carl Strüwe, Schuppen auf einem Schmetterlingsflügel (Admiral, Ala papilionis), 1928 © Carl-Strüwe-Archiv Bielefeld / Bildrecht, Wien, Foto: Hubert Auer
The FOTOGRAFIS Collection occupies a special position within the UniCredit Bank Austria Art Collection: From 1976 onwards, a collecting activity began that recognised photography as an artistic medium and has assembled a representative cross-section of the history of international photography. Central positions of artistic photography – from the beginnings of the medium in the 1840s to the 1980s – are brought together in the FOTOGRAFIS Collection.
The artist Christian Kosmas Mayer assumes the role of curator for the exhibition Christian Kosmas Mayer x FOTOGRAFIS and creates an individual narrative of the photographic medium – shaped by new forms of presentation and reception of photography – in the tresor at Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien.
Christian Kosmas Mayer, born 1976 in Sigmaringen, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and lives and works in Vienna.
Exhibtion run: 11.04. – 16.06.2019
Opening: 10.04.2019, 7 p.m.
Curator: Christian Kosmas Mayer with Veronika Rudorfer
Participating artists: Artists of the FOTOGRAFIS Collection
18.04.2019, 6 p.m.: Talk with Rainer Fuchs, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Veronika Rudorfer (DE)