Reflections

11 CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATIONS OF OLD MASTERS
20.9.2017 to 25.2.2018

Almira Avdyli Vincent Forstenlechner Peter Grießer Ira Grünberger Ronja-Elina Kappl Nilo Klotz Lena Kuzmich Robert Lösch Liam Achim Strasser Mercan Sümbültepe Valentin Zelger

»a careful look rather than a passing glance
taking one’s time rather than walking on
research rather than waffle
active exploration rather than passive enjoyment
subjective experience rather than objective explanation
affectionate and playful rather than desperately rational«

For over thirty years young artists studying to become photographers at the Graphische (Höhere Graphische Bunde-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt) have used the paintings in the Picture Gallery as inspirations for their own works. The main aims of the project »Bilder nach Bildern« (paintings after paintings) are encouraging an intellectual confrontation with a selected Old Master artwork, and learning to use the Picture Gallery both as a pool of ideas for contemporary solutions and as an impulse for one’s own creative production. Initially the focus was on the photographic reconstruction of a painting but during the last few years students were encouraged to develop a more comprehensive concept and focus on a specific aspect of their chosen Old Master painting.

Thanks to the initiative of Stefan Zeisler, creative director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and himself an alumnus of our photography class, a group of dedicated graduates has further developed this school project supervised by Wolfgang Vogg, who teaches art history and media studies, for this exhibition. Eleven contemporary positions by young photographers will be on show in the Bassano Hall. Selected by a top-level jury, these works offer a wide spectrum of different approaches and their execution in the photographic - or some other artistic - medium.

Almira Avdyli
»I would like to look like!«

ALMIRA AVDYLI
*1986 in Vienna

Website (Photographs): almiraavdyli.com
Instagram: @almiraavdyli

Vincent Forstenlechner
»Kopf oder Zahl«

VINCENT FORSTENLECHNER
*1996 in Salzburg

Instagram: @anders.rum

Peter Grießer
»Jagd«

PETER GRIESSER
*1989 in Innsbruck

Website: petergriesser.com
Instagram: @peter_griesser

Ira Grünberger
»Paradies«

IRA GRÜNBERGER
*1997 in Klagenfurt on Lake Wörth

Website: iragruenberger.com

Ronja-Elina Kappl
»Objektives Subjekt«

RONJA-ELINA KAPPL
*1997 in Amstetten

Instagram: @ronjakappl

Nilo Klotz
»Campus der Moderne«

NILO KLOTZ
*1990 in South Tyrol (I)

Website: niloklotz.com
Instagram: @nilo_klotz

Lena Kuzmich
» A place beyond«

LENA KUZMICH
*1998 in Vienna

Website: lenakuzmich.com

Robert Lösch
»Hernieder«

ROBERT LÖSCH
*1985 in Offenbach/Main (D)

Instagram: @rl_rightlight

Liam Achim Strasser
»Innehalten«

LIAM ACHIM STRASSER
*1995 in Draßmarkt

Website: www.photograli.com
Instagram: @leopardenschnee

Mercan Sümbültepe
»Turnus«

MERCAN SÜMBÜLTEPE
*1990 in Wien

Website: maylanour.com
Instagram: @mayla_nour

Valentin Zelger
»Der Weg ins Paradies«

VALENTIN ZELGER
*1991 in Hallein

Website: valentin-zelger.com
Instagram: @zerlegerv

 

An exhibition organised by the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Graphische (Höhere Graphische Bunde-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt).

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