Wim Wenders. Frühe Photographien

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    METRO Kinokulturhaus / Filmarchiv Austria
  • 206_Wim Wenders_Liquor store_1973_C_Wim Wenders Wim Wenders, Liquor store, 1973 © Wim Wenders, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern London/Berlin
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  • 206_Wim Wenders_Alice in Instant Wonderland_1973_C_Wim Wenders Wim Wenders, Alice in Instant Wonderland, 1973 © Wim Wenders, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern London/Berlin
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  • 206_Wim Wender_On the way to the circus_1977_C_WIm Wenders Wim Wenders, On the way to the circus, 1977 © Wim Wenders, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern London/Berlin
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  • 206_Wim Wenders_Dusk in Coober Pedy_1978_C_Wim Wenders Wim Wenders, Dusk in Coober Pedy, 1978 © Wim Wenders, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern London/Berlin
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  • 206_Wim Wenders_Abandoned Drive-in_1983_C_Wim Wenders Wim Wenders, Abandoned Drive-in, 1983 © Wim Wenders, Courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern London/Berlin
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Photography, painting, film and narrative: these are the cornerstones of Wim Wenders’ artistic work between 1963 and 1983, and he has moved freely between them. Filmarchiv Austria presents 70 photographic works by Wim Wenders dating from his youth to the early 1980s. During his extensive travels around the world, he produced an extensive body of work, mostly black-and-white photographs in 35mm format, but also colour photographs and large-format panoramas, most of which show abandoned places and landscapes. However, from 1973 on his preferred photographic medium for the following decade would be the Polaroid camera. It became a tool, a visual notebook and an everyday companion. Regardless of the photographic medium or place where his photographs were taken, Wenders’ gaze displays, on the one hand, a decidedly documentary “outlook” penetrating and elevating existing situations with his rigorous aesthetics. At the same time the images open up an emotional and narrative dimension – as if they were the first take of a film narrative that is about to begin.

The exhibition has been realized in collaboration with the Wim Wenders Foundation and Blain|Southern, and was curated by Anna Duque y González (Wenders Images).

Exhibition run: 11.01. – 09.06.2019
Opening: 10.01.2019, 7 p.m. Wim Wenders is present

Curator: Anna Duque y González
Participating artist: Wim Wenders

METRO Kinokulturhaus
Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna
www.filmarchiv.at
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T +43 1 216 13 00
Daily 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission:
Regular 7.50 Euro
Reduced 6 Euro

29.03.2019, 5 p.m.: Guided tour (DE)
Guided tour with director of exhibitions Anna Högner and film curator Florian Widegger
Registration requested: kulturvermittlung@filmarchiv.at

23.03.2019, 4:30 p.m.: Screening and guided tour (DE)
Screening of Alice in den Städten (Wim Wenders, BRD 1974) with subsequent (short) tour through the exhibition
Registration requested: kulturvermittlung@filmarchiv.at

07.04.2019, 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Photo of the Day with Anna Högner

19.04.2019, 5:30 p.m.: Guided tour and workshop (DE)
Guided tour through the exhibition and Polaroid workshop with Eva Mühlbauer
Registration requested: kulturvermittlung@filmarchiv.at