Curator’s Choice

  • Date -
  • 8 p.m.
  • Place
    Festival Centre
  • FW_Curators Choice_C_Claudia Rohrauer_Bildrecht 2019.jpg © Claudia Rohrauer, Bildrecht 2019
  • FW_Curators Choice_C_Claudia Rohrauer_Bildrecht 2019.jpg © Claudia Rohrauer, Bildrecht 2019
  • FW_Tatiana Lecomte_Schmidt 57205_2014_C_Bildrecht Wien Tatiana Lecomte, Schmidt 57205, 2014 © Bildrecht Wien
  • FW_Tatiana Lecomte_Ravensburger 62554037_2015_C_Bildrecht Wien Tatiana Lecomte, Ravensburger 62554037, 2015 © Bildrecht Wien

As part of the Curator's Choice exhibition project, three well-known curators from Switzerland, Finland and the Netherlands will present their selection of works by Austrian photographers. Marieke Wiegel, director of the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam/Netherlands, Nadine Wietlisbach, director of the Fotomuseum Winterthur/Switzerland, and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, artistic director of The Festival of Political Photography and professor of Exhibition Studies and Spatiality at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki/Finland, were invited to explore the Austrian photography scene. Their selection looks at the work of Austrian photographers with a fresh view from the outside. In addition to current artistic trends and positions, Curator's Choice focuses on the emergence of and exchange within international networks.

Exhibition run: 21.03. – 06.04.2019
Opening: 20.03.2019, 8 p.m.

Curators: Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (University of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finnland), Marieke Wiegel (Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Niederlande), Nadine Wietlisbach (Fotomuseum Winterthur, Schweiz)

Marieke Wiegel
Curator, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam/Netherlands
For more than 20 years she has worked in the cultural field as a manager and curator for institutions such as World Press Photo, Amsterdam, Magnum Photos, Paris and the Institut Néerlandais, Paris. She is currently head of the exhibition department at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. With its impressive collection of more than 5.5 million photographs, the Nederlands Fotomuseum is the leading national museum of photography in the Netherlands. The museum shows all facets of photography: documentary and experimental, contemporary and historical. In addition to exhibitions of major names in Dutch and international photography, the museum regularly presents works from its own collection. Specialising in photography, Marieke Wiegel also has extensive knowledge of contemporary art and graphic design. She has worked on exhibitions such as: Jacqueline Hassink – Unwired (2018), Bruce Davidson (2017) Ulay I Polaroids (2016), Viviane – UMBRA (2015), Irma Boom – Architecture of the book (2013), Charlotte Dumas – Anima (2012), Breitner – Pioneer of street photography (2011), Guido van der Werve, Minor pieces (2009), Erwin Olaf – Rain Hope Grief and Fall (2009), Sandberg – Graphiste et directeur du Stedelijk Museum d'Amsterdam (2007), Desiree Dolron / Exaltation – Gaze – Xteriors (2006), Ed van der Elsken – Bagara (2005).

Nadine Wietlisbach
Director of the Fotomuseum Winterthur
Since 2018, Nadine Wietlisbach has headed the Fotomuseum Winterthur, which was founded in 1993 and is today a leader in the presentation and discussion of photography. Through exhibitions, publications, events and its collection, the museum explores the diversity of photographic media and offers forums for exchange and critical discourse.
From 2015 to 2018, Nadine Wietlisbach headed the Photoforum Pasquart in Biel, prior to which she was deputy director of the Nidwaldner Museum in Stans for three years. Between 2007 and 2015, she initiated and directed the independent art space sic! Raum für Kunst in Lucerne. In 2015, she was guest curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Nadine Wietlisbach has conceived numerous exhibitions, publications and other formats in the fields of contemporary photography and art. As an author, she regularly contributes to publications, teaches at various universities in Switzerland and Germany, and is involved in international juries. In 2015 she received a Swiss Art Award from the Federal Office of Culture for her critical curatorial work.

Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger
Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, PhD, works as a Professor of Exhibition Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. She is an artistic co-director of The Festival of Political Photography. Recently she co-edited a book Why Exhibit? Positions On Exhibiting Photographies, 2018, , FW:books. Her special interests are exhibition as critical practice, feminist curation and running.

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