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Pas de Deux: „Artist Talk“
Pas de Deux: „Artist Talk“
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EIKON Schauraum

With its own exhibition space, EIKON provides a unique opportunity beyond the printed medium to make art photography and media art accessible to the public. An extension of the magazine, this location becomes a presentation platform for Austrian and international art photographers and media artists, where art projects are developed on regular rotation—alongside the publication of the current issue of EIKON. The EIKON Schauraum was adapted by BWM Architekten in 2020. It is staffed on Thursdays and Fridays from 2pm to 6 pm and can be viewed twenty-four hours a day, even after the opening hours. Admission is free.

The Lying Lens: A Selective Glossary of Image Manipulation (am 01.06.2023)

An exhibition in conjunction with FOTO WIEN 2023 and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Art and Photography Studio, Professor: Yair Martin Guttmann), Friedl Kubelka School for Artistic Photography (Head: Anja Manfredi) and the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Institute of Fine Arts & Media Art / Photography, Professor: Gabriele Rothemann)

Since the invention of photography, we know about the diverse manipulation possibilities of the medium. The methods of image processing, for example, have since developed in parallel with advances in technology, from analog photo retouching in the darkroom to the digital diffuser of Photoshop. Due to new phenomena such as artificial intelligence, which is increasingly being used to generate images, questions about the authenticity of image content are more topical than ever.

The discussion about the veracity of the photographic image has actually become obsolete since the advent of postmodernism. With the end of the 1960s and the increasing “incredulity toward metanarratives” (Jean-François Lyotard), it became clear that there is no reality per se, but only a wide range of truths that are not controlled by a central authority, but by the plurality of the many.

On the occasion of FOTO WIEN 2023 and this year’s festival focus Photography Lies / The Lies of Photography, students from three important educational institutions for photography in Vienna are developing new works that deal with aspects of this topic.

Parallel to the exhibition, a festival catalog is published by Steidl Verlag with EIKON’s (intentionally subjective) glossary on image manipulation, which complements the show.

The Lying Lens: A Selective Glossary of Image Manipulation
With works by: Jamile Azadfallah, Costanza Brandizzi, Dominik Buda, Josefine Ehs, Anastasiia Fashchevska, Eginhartz Kanter, Minjae Kim, Matthias Köck, Katharina Liatskaia, Isabella Andrea Pacher, Ismael Picker-Schiebel, Valentin Schörghuber, Nicole Toferer, Peter Walde & Carlo Zappella, Lily Zlotover
Exhibition: June 2 – August 20, 2023, Thu and Fri from 2 pm to 6 pm
Opening: June 1, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Exhibition concept by EIKON | Thanks to: Michael Höpfner, Judith Pichlmüller


Photo: Jamile Azadfallah

Vuk Cuk: Everything (am 24.02.2023)

In cooperation with Eugster || Belgrade
Powered by the Ministry of Culture (Republic of Serbia)

Everything is an immersive multimedia installation, consisting out of prints, video works and kinetic and static sculptures. In recent years, the Serbian artist’s research was based on discovering and identifying absurd and mass-produced objects that have been sold internationally via AliExpress – the online selling platform that offers cheap and most often low-quality products. In this installation at the EIKON Schauraum he tries to expose and present all these discovered objects in one place, raising questions of their necessity and impact that their production has on our everyday lives.

Vuk Ćuk (born 1987) is a visual artist based in Belgrade, Serbia. He is interested in how capitalist logic, trends and technology shape both the human and natural world, examining new ways of living in the contemporary society. He works across various media, such as sculpture (kinetic and static), installations, drawing, digital art and painting. His work was shown at Sequence Art Festival, Marshall House in Reykjavik, Iceland (2019), 57th Belgrade Biennale, Serbia (2018), China Art Museum in Shanghai (2017), Sugarcube Festival in New York (2016) and Taiyuan Scultpure Symposium, Taiyuan, China (2016).

A main feature is dedicated to the artist in EIKON #121.

For further information see vukcuk.com

Vuk Ćuk: Everything
Opening: February 23, 2023, 7 pm
Exhibition: February 24 – May 14, 2023
Opening hours: Thu and Fri from 2 pm to 6pm | on view 24 hours a day
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo: VUK ĆUK


Markus Krottendorfer (am 08.11.2022)

Markus Krottendorfer's photographic practice moves at the interface between the documentary and the fictional, consistently exploring the boundaries to utilitarian photography. His current series Phantom of the Poles (since 2012) focuses on the conflict surrounding controversial narratives of historical realities and world views. The title refers to William Reeds' publication of the same name, published in 1906. In his book, Reeds assumes that the interior of the Earth is hollow and that within it is a world of its own with oceans, volcanoes, and waterfalls. Reeds assumes that the entrances to this "underworld" are at the two polar caps. Krottendorfer traces this hypothesis by seeking out various entrances at remote locations and documenting them photographically: glaciers, mountain peaks, underground waterways, and cave systems. By means of seductive aesthetics, the artist deceives, manipulates, and awakens our desires, misleading us as viewers. In doing so, he exposes the problematic nature of the documentary and its political dimension—who constructs our view of the world?

Markus Krottendorfer (born 1976 in Vienna), lives and works in Vienna. After completing his education at the Friedl Kubelka School of Artistic Photography Vienna, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the class of Eva Schlegel and Josephine Pryde. Since 2001 he has shown his work internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions and published several artist books. His new book Terminal will soon be published by FOTOHOF edition.

A main feature in the latest issue EIKON #120 is dedicated to the artist.

For further information see markuskrottendorfer.com

Markus Krottendorfer
November 8, 2022, 7 pm
November 9, 2022 – February 10, 2023
Opening hours:
Thu and Fri from 2 pm to 6pm | on view 24 hours a day
EIKON Schauraum, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo:  MARKUS KROTTENDORFER, Glacier Surface I, 2022, from the series Phantom of the Poles, C-print, 100 x 80 cm


Sinta Werner. Korrektur der Gegenbewegung (am 02.09.2022)

Korrektur der Gegenbewegung (Correction of Countermovement) deals with the spatial perception of the big city in motion. Impressions of the fragmentary and fleeting emerge, as they are familiar from transit situations. The view from a moving car through grid structures transforms the passing facades into rushing disturbing images. In passing, the view of blinds behind reflecting shop windows evokes images of urban flickering. The graphic structure of the Novotel in Vienna, shot on camera from a train, is translated into rhythmic architectural fragments. Repetitive sequences that evoke vibrating and pulsating patterns and overwhelm the eye are reminiscent of visual means of Op-Art. The spatial understanding of the specifically urban is characterized by the notion of flow and acceleration. Through the twisting of the stripes the flatness of the photographic medium is broken up and translated into a spatial and at the same time cinematic structure.
At the EIKON Schauraum, Sinta Werner has developed a site-specific work that responds to the special situation of the showcase-like exhibition space. Through the passage, the work is perceived as it passes by: The changing viewpoint activates the three-dimensional photographic work and makes it appear as a moving image. The movement of the spectator alongside the image responds to the strolling of the passer-by in the urban space and interprets the aggregate state of the city as flow and acceleration.

Sinta Werner was Q21-Artist in Residence at the MuseumsQuartier Wien in March 2020 and August 2022. A main feature in the latest issue EIKON #119 is dedicated to the artist.

Sinta Werner (b. 1977 in Hattingen, Germany) studied at weissensee school of art and design and UDK in Berlin, at Hunter College, New York, and at Goldsmiths College, London. She lives and works in Berlin.
Selected Solo Shows:
Bâtir en l’air (Tom Reichstein Contemporary, Hamburg, 2022), Anticipation of the Moment (alexander levy, Berlin, 2021), Somewhere or Other (Match Gallery, Ljubljana , 2019), Das Scheitern der Oberfläche (Christinger de Mayo, Zürich, 2013), Grey Areas (NETTIE HORN, London, 2008)
Selected group shows:
ab_bilden (Österreichisches Kulturforum, Berlin, 2020), nature in Art (MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, 2019), Ausbruch aus der Fläche - Das Origamiprinzip (Marta Herford, 2018)

Sinta Werner
Korrektur der Gegenbewegung
September 1, 2022, 7 pm
September 2 – October 30, 2022
Opening hours:
Thu and Fri from 2 pm to 6pm | on view 24 hours a day
EIKON Schauraum, Q21 Schauräume / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo: Sinta Werner, Korrektur der Gegenbewegung II, 2015


Anastasiia Yakovenko. Vanja was here (am 15.06.2022)

An exhibition in collaboration with Freiraum Ukraine

Since the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, more and more cases of rape committed by Russian soldiers have been recorded in the country—on social media, in the press and in NGO reports. Anastasiia Yakovenko dedicates her exhibition to this aspect of the current war, while exploring the questions of who is allowed to speak about sexual attacks, what remains unsaid and how the victims can deal with these crimes. Shaped by the performing arts, she uses the photographic medium as an instrument to translate difficult narratives into artistic images. In her imagery, Yakovenko refers to the feminist group FEMEN, but shows the visual protest of a new generation.

The title of the exhibition “Vanja was here” (Russian “Тут был Ваня”) is borrowed from an inscription at Liechtenstein Castle in Maria Enzersdorf. The building was located in the Soviet zone during the occupation of Austria from 1945 to 1955, when Russian soldiers scribbled “Petya/ Vasya/ Vanja was here” on the doors of the castle. Vanja—one of the most common male first names in Russia—is now synonymous with the perpetrators. With “Vanja was here”, Yakovenko not only wants to draw the attention of the European public to these war crimes, but also to motivate the victims to seek psychological help and support.

As part of the exhibition, donations for the recovery project Unbreakable mom by the Masha Fund will be collected. The project helps not only victims of sex crimes, but all women and kids in Ukraine who are suffering from a war trauma like losing loved ones, losing their homes or witnessing violence.

Anastasiia Yakovenko (b.1998 in Poltava, Ukraine) worked at the Theatre of Modern Dialogue (Ukrainian “Театр Сучасного Діалогу”) from 2015 to 2021 in Poltava, where she realized many projects in the fields of discrimination, migration and corruption as well as the annexation of Crimea. In 2021 she discovered photography as an artistic expression for herself. Anastasiia Yakovenko currently studies communication science in Vienna.

Anastasiia Yakovenko. Vanja was here
An exhibition in collaboration with Freiraum Ukraine
June 14, 2022, 7 pm
Exhibition: June 15 to August 21, 2022
Opening hours: Thu and Fri, 2 pm to 6 pm | visible 24 hours a day
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


Tomoko Kawai: Becoming Animals. It animates me, and I animate it (am 24.05.2022)

Tomoko Kawai is a Japanese artist living in Berlin. Kawai examines human nature through photographic acts, interdisciplinary activities and fieldwork in urban and natural environments. Kawai’s project evolved from her long-standing investigation of the human-nature relationship as well as photographing zoological gardens and the alienated spaces we humans build for animals. The exhibition “Becoming Animals. It animates me, and I animate it” focuses on animals, the self and images, seeking a way to reconnect with the natural world by evoking estranged relationships.

Tomoko Kawai graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. From 2017 to 2018, she participated in the International Studio Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. Her latest book Intimacy of Paradise, published in 2021 by Verlag für moderne Kunst in Vienna, received silver in German Photo Book Award (Deutscher Fotobuchpreis) 2021/22.

Read more about the artist here.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the exhibition is cancelled.
The launch of EIKON #118 nevertheless takes place at the EIKON editorial office on May 24, 2022 from 7-8 pm.

Tomoko Kawai
Becoming Animals. It animates me, and I animate it

Opening: May 24, 2022, 7 pm
Duration: May 25 to August 21, 2022
Opening hours: Thu and Fri, 2 pm to 6 pm | visible 24 hours a day
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

With kind support of Nomura Foundation | Nomura Art Prize, Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku), Schönbrunn Zoo and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Picturing Nature. A Spotlight on the SpallArt Collection (am 24.02.2022)

Depictions of landscape and nature have been inextricably linked to the medium of photography since its inception—from Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s Blick aus dem Arbeitszimmer (View from the Study) to Anna Atkins’ British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions and Karl Blossfeldt’s Urformen der Kunst (Archetypes of Art). Used both for scientific documentation purposes and in the visual arts as a means of artistic expression, the ambiguity of photography becomes particularly evident in the genre of nature representation.

Andra Spallart has been collecting photographs and video works since the 1980s, and her SpallArt Collection now includes over 2,500 works, ranging from historical objects to international icons to recent discoveries. The focus of the collection is on contemporary, photographic positions from Austria, which is set in relation to classics of American and European photographic art as well as to more recent works from the European environment. The themes of nature and scientific documentation form a major focus of SpallArt.   

On the occasion of FOTO WIEN, EIKON takes a look at the collection and makes selected treasures, most of them safely stored in the depot, now accessible to a larger audience. For “Picturing Nature. A Spotlight on the SpallArt Collection,” works by contemporary artists such as Elfriede Mejchar and Edgar Lissel are juxtaposed with classics, including Karl Blossfeldt, demonstrating the broad spectrum in which a photographic exploration of the fragile as well as vital relationship between humans and nature can take place.

With works by:
Ansel Adams, Herbert Bayer, Adrian Bischoff, Théodore Blanc & Antoine Demilly, Karl Blossfeldt, Robert Bodnar, Harry Callahan, Lucien Clergue, William Edward Dassonville, Constantin Ettingshausen & Alois Pokorny, Ernst Haas, Sanna Kannisto, Fabian Knecht, Hans Kupelwieser, Edgar Lissel, Elfriede Mejchar, Aaron Siskind, Thomas Struth, Wouter Verbeylen, Brett Weston, Hans Wetzelsdorfer, Minor White and Robert Zahornicky

Biographies of the participating artists: https://www.sammlung-spallart.at/en/artists/

Picturing Nature
A Spotlight on the SpallArt Collection

Opening: February 24, 2022, 7 pm
Duration: February 25 to May 8, 2022
Opening hours: Thu and Fri, 2 pm to 6 pm | visible 24 hours a day
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo: Karl Blossfeldt, Carex grayi. Riedgras, Segge. Fruchtform in 5-facher Vergrößerung from the book Wundergarten der Natur
around 1900/1928, heliogravure, 26,8 x 20,4 cm
Courtesy: SpallArt Collection



Library to go: 30 Years of EIKON (am 24.11.2021)

Once EIKON was founded with the hopeful goal of lasting not less than 5 years, but see what happened: Now we are 30! To carry the success of our persistance out into the world, we present an exclusive “library to go” in the EIKON Schauraum on the occasion of our anniversary. This not only offers an overview of our publishing activities to date—there is also a lot to win: Those who spin our wheel of fortune in the company of EIKON founder and “showmaster” Carl Aigner can look forward to various prizes from our publishing repertoire and thus take home a piece of EIKON history.

Library to go: 30 Years of EIKON
Soft Opening: 13.01.2022, 2-6 pm
: November 24, 2021 – February 13, 2022
: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 Schauräume / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien


Alan Butler: Ein Vorbild bildendes Abbild eines Bildes (am 03.09.2021)

In his new solo exhibition at the EIKON Schauraum, Alan Butler explores the materiality of digital objects from simulated worlds through modes of traditional photography and lens based media. This examination is build upon an existing body of work that combines photography and video games. The works features play with the different levels of image-making through moving image, sculpture, analog photography and machine learning algorithms. Each of the works attempts to transpose the flatness of computer simulations into three dimensional art objects and the physical architecture of the gallery space.

A main feature in the latest issue EIKON #115 is dedicated to the artist.

In 2020 Alan Butler (born 1981 in Ireland) won the Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize in cooperation with EIKON.

Participation in numerous international exhibitions, currently Refuge, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; How to Win at Photography. Image-Making as Play, Fotomuseum Winterthur; Open World. Video Games and Contemporary Art, Oklahoma Contemporary, et al. He is the co-curator of the Irish Pavilion at the 17th Biennale Architettura 2021, Venice, Italy.

Alan Butler. Ein Vorbild bildendes Abbild eines Bildes
Opening:  September 2, 2021, 7 pm | mask & 3G rule
Exhibition: September 3 – October 24, 2021, screening: Mo to Wed, 11am – 4pm | open: Thu and Fr, 2pm – 6pm
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 Schauräume / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Foto © Alan Butler


Susanna Flock (am 18.06.2021)

With a playful and associative approach, Susanna Flock investigates within the media photography, moving image, and installation the traces that technologies are leaving in every aspect of our lives.
In her recent work she focuses on the unholy triad of property, performance and accumulation, illuminating their interaction on contemporary, digital worlds.

A main feature in the latest issue EIKON #114 is dedicated to the artist.

Susanna Flock graduated 2015 from the Kunstuniversität Linz and 2017 from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien. She is a member of the artist collective Total Refusal.

Exhibitions (selection): Kunstraum Niederösterreich (Wien, 2021), Titanik Gallery (Turku, 2020), BB15 (Linz, 2020), Sporobole art center (Sherbrooke, 2019), EKA Galerii (Tallinn 2017) Neue Galerie (Graz 2017)

Scholarships (selection): Pixel, Bytes und Film scholarship (2020), Viktor-Fogarassy-Prize (2019), Residency at the Rote Fabrik Zürich (2019), starter scholarship for media art of the BKA Österreich (2018), scholarship of the Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart (2018)

Susanna Flock
June 17, 2021, 7 pm  | FFP2 mask & entry testing (tested, vaccinated or recovered)
Exhibition: June 18–June 22, 2021, open Thu and Fri from 2 pm to 6pm
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 Schauräume / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo © Susanna Flock


Markus Guschelbauer. Symbols & Signs (am 05.03.2021)

The theme of landscape and its representation in the visual arts as well as the theoretical discourse on nature, form the main concerns in Markus Guschelbauer's artistic practice. In his photographs, Guschelbauer places artificial objects—mostly simple graphic elements or geometric shapes—in natural landscapes, therefore creating a moment of abstraction and irritation in the perception of our environment. The basic forms of the resulting photographs double the monochrome center and thus become signs themselves, oscillating between index, icon and symbol. In the serial arrangement the photographs merge into a complex system of signs and debate landscape space, identity and the appropriation of nature.

A main feature in the latest issue EIKON #113 is dedicated to the artist.

Markus Guschelbauer (born 1974 in Friesach, lives and works in Vienna) studied at the Institute for Visual and Media Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He has been working as a freelance artist since 2009 with photography, video and installation works. His first monograph Territory was published by Fotohof in 2020.
Exhibitions (selection):
Photon Gallery, Vienna (2020), Galeria Posibila, Bucharest (2019), Kjerringoy Land Art Biennale, Kjerringoy (2018), MMKK Klagenfurt (2017), Volkskunde-museum, Graz (2016) ACF, London (2015), Strathmore Fine Arts, North Bethesda (2013)
Residencies (selection): Cultureland, Amsterdam (2018), Montello Foundation, Nevada (2017), 108residency, Upstate NY (2016), BaerArtCenter, Iceland (2015).

Markus Guschelbauer. Symbols & Signs
Exhibition: March 5, 2021 – May 28, 2021 | on view 24h a day
Opening Hours: Thu and Fri from 2pm to 6 pm
Artist talk: check out the artist talk here!
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 Schauräume / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


In Search of Lost Time. An anthology of Edition EIKON (am 13.11.2020)

What is left of the year 2020?  Hardly any other calendar year went by so fast and yet so slowly, hardly any other felt so eventful and at the same time so dilly-dallied. After drastic restrictions in both public and private life and constant planning uncertainty, it seems as if we were still in search of lost time.

Towards the end of the year, EIKON presents a selection of editions based on the literary universe of Marcel Proust. In the many quiet moments in times of a pandemic, it provides grand stories about love, illness, war, transience and death and invites us to contemplate about the subjective construct of temporality and memory. Art is conceived as a vital and veritable access to real life.

The selection of Edition EIKON aims to depict different facets of the current attitudes towards life: Thomas Florschuetz and Michael Strasser look out of their windows into the world, Juergen Klauke and Annabelle Fuerstenau celebrate the idleness, Eva Schlegel illustrates a (proverbial?) fall in a poetic way and Arnulf Rainer strengthens our urge for a wider, livelier outside. Full of hope, let’s venture into the unknown!

With works by: Georg Aerni, Christoph Dahlhausen, Peter Dressler, Thomas Florschuetz, Annabelle Fürstenau, Jürgen Klauke, Sigrid Kurz, Paul Albert Leitner, Ángel Marcos, Sissa Micheli, Gregor Neuerer, Klaus Pichler, Arnulf Rainer, Simona Rota, Eva Schlegel, Michael Strasser, Andrea Witzmann und Erwin Wurm

Edition EIKON comprise limited editions of signed and numbered original photographs by renowned and emerging artists. The aim of this initiative is to offer quality works of art at affordable prices, and to thereby familiarize more art lovers—particularly young generations—with photography and to encourage them to collect.

In Search of Lost Time
An anthology of Edition EIKON

Exhibition: November 13, 2020 – February 14, 2021 | on view 24h a day
Opening Hours: from Dec 10, 2020 Thu and Fri from 2pm to 6 pm
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo © Edition EIKON, Eva Schlegel, o.T., 2010


Laura Schawelka: Vicarious (am 05.08.2020)

With her film and photo installations, Laura Schawelka creates a captivating remix combining excerpts of our mediatized present. In the process of perpetually layering the virtual and the analog, she generates hybrids oscillating between moving and still image, between digital coolness and tactile sensuality, between commodity fetishism and food porn―a world so oddly satisfying one can hardly resist.

In her latest works, developed during her Q21-Artist-in-Residence in Vienna, the artist explores the “display,” analyzes the relation between interieur and exterieur (spaces) and questions passed on classifications of motifs, visual content and image carrier. The word “display” can be deduced from Latin (displicare: unfold): in Schawelka’s works shop windows and facades, but also flowers and materials evolve. After residencies in Los Angeles und Paris, she now focuses on Vienna’s retail architecture and shops: From Adolf Loos, who applied psychoanalytical knowledge in his design of the book shop front of Manz, to Hans Hollein’s retail stores for Marius Retti and Christa Metek, which are constructed as architectural images, Schawelka investigates the visual language of architecture―calculated for psychological effectiveness―and its relation to photography.

Laura Schawelka (b.1988, lives and works in Berlin) studied at the Städelschule Frankfurt in the class of Tobias Rehberger until 2013 and finished her Master’s degree in 2015 at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia near Los Angeles. In 2018, she was awarded a studio scholarship by Hessische Kulturstiftung at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2019, Schawelka won the Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize in cooperation with EIKON, enabling a two-month work stay at MuseumsQuartier Wien in 2020.

Laura Schawelka: Vicarious
Midissage: September 23, 6 pm (with reservations)
Exhibition: August 5 – October 20, 2020  | the exhibition can be viewed twenty-four hours a day
Opening hours:
from September 2020 every Thursday 2 pm to 6 pm
EIKON Schauraum, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

RSVP: office@eikon.at

Photo © Laura Schawelka


EIKON Schauraum (am 16.03.2020)

Due to the decisions of the Austrian Federal Government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the EIKON Schauraum will be open by appointment only from May 15 to July 23, 2020. Please contact us via mail: office@eikon.at!

Press on pictures to the left to visit the EIKON Schauraum and the exhibition Michael Höpfner. Von Ruthok nach Lhamo Latso virtually.

Stay healthy!




Michael Höpfner. Von Ruthok nach Lhamo Latso (am 10.03.2020)

Michael Höpfner walks; with his backpack, tent and minimal work utensils, preferably an analog camera and film: “It is the simplest medium – minimalist. I work with a Leica or a Hasselblad. I am interested in a direct access, no detours.” During his several months long travels in sparsely populated regions analog photography proved ideal for his purposes because of its independence from electricity. “On every trip, I have a maximum of 20 rolls of film with me. 750 photos, this must be enough for at least three months. It almost forces me to keep a calm line of vision.  In my pictures, I want to convey tranquility.”

The artist understands hiking as liberation from predetermined ways of life and artistic guidelines. The – partly overdrawn – photographs, drawings and written notes can be read as an attempt of situating the human being in nature and as a reflection on the relationship between the two.

A main contribution in the latest issue EIKON #109 is dedicated to the artist.

Michael Höpfner studied Painting and Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and at the Department for Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art. Currently, the artist is based in Berlin and Vienna, where he teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna together with Martin Guttmann.

Michael Höpfner. Von Ruthok nach Lhamo Latso
March 10, 2020, 7 pm
! CANCELLED ! Artist Talk: April 24, 2020, 3 pm (The conversation is published here)
Duration: March 11 – July 23, 2020
Location: EIKON Schauraum, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Photo © Michael Höpfner, Von Ruthok nach Lhamo Latso, Tag 10, Camp, 2020 

EIKON Schaufenster: Archive (am 09.02.2020)

Exhibitions (2008 - 2020)


280A, 03/01/2019 – 05/26/2019
Hanakam & Schuller, 06/05/2019 – 08/25/2019
Ivana Ivković, 09/13/2019 – 10/27/2019
Lauren Moffatt, 11/13/2019 – 02/09/2020

Luiza Margan, 03/13/2018 – 05/30/2018
Aníbal Catalán, 06/08/2018 – 08/19/2018
Caroline Heider, 09/05/2018 – 11/11/2018
Anna Reisenbichler, 11/16/2018 – 02/17/2019

LOOP DISCOVER Award (2016), 03/04/2017 – 04/05/2017
Edition EIKON, 04/10/2017 – 04/30/2017
Anna Fabricius, 05/12/2017 – 08/27/2017
Elisabeth Czihak, 09/06/2017 – 02/28/2018

Claudia Rohrauer, 02/26/2016 – 05/13/2016
Elisabeth Grübl, 05/25/2016 – 09/04/2016
Now and Tomorrow, 09/14/2016 – 10/30/2016
Orthochrome, 11/09/2016 – 02/28/2017

Michael Part, 02/27/2015 – 05/15/2015      
Barbara Kapusta, 05/29/2015 – 08/23/2015
Hans-Jürgen Poëtz, 09/04/2015 – 11/01/2015
Barthes, 100, 11/11/2015 – 02/14/2016

Markus Jeschaunig, 03/05/2014 – 05/23/2014
Jürgen Klauke, 06/05/2014 – 08/24/2014
BEZUGSRAHMEN, 09/05/2014 – 11/05/2014
Den Kompromiss mit der Wirklichkeit…, 11/14/2014 – 02/13/2015

Klaus Pichler, 02/22/2013 - 05/09/2013      
Sissa Micheli, 05/15/2013 – 08/30/2013      
Roberta Lima, 09/04/2013 – 11/03/2013     
Walter Niedermayr, 11/08/2013 – 02/28/2014

Markus Guschelbauer, 22.02.2012 – 03.05.2012
Schule Friedl Kubelka, 09.05.2012 – 29.08.2012
Martin Osterider, 05.09.2012 – 30.11.2012
Michael Strasser, 07.12.2012 – 15.02.2013

alien productions, 02/23/2011 – 05/09/2011      
Manfred Grübl & Werner Schrödl, 05/14/2011 – 09/08/2011      
Nilbar Güreş, 09/15/2011 – 11/12/2011     
Julia Müller-Maehner & Astrid Peterle, 11/18/2011 – 02/16/2012

Mathias Kessler, 02/18/2010 – 06/03/2010   
Timotheus Tomicek, 06/09/2010 – 09/09/2010
Micha Payer & Martin Gabriel, 09/15/2010 – 11/11/2010
Birgit Graschopf, 11/16/2010 – 02/16/2011

Norbert Brunner, 02/18/2009 – 05/22/2009     
Steffi Schöne & Pia Mayer, 05/28/2009 – 06/28/2009   
Ona B., 07/22/2009 – 09/04/2009     
Edgar Honetschläger, 09/09/2009 – 11/19/2009 
Roland Maurmair, 11/18/2009 – 02/12/2010

Anja Manfredi, 07/11/2008 – 09/10/2008
Marko Lipuš, 09/24/2008 – 12/04/2008


Lauren Moffatt. The Tulpamancer (am 13.11.2019)

A tulpa is a mental companion created through focused thought and recurrent interaction, similar to an imaginary friend. However, unlike an imaginary friend, tulpas have their own will, their thoughts and their emotions, allowing them to act independently.

The video installation The Tulpamancer tells the story of a person who creates a personal mythology and gives it life through automated workflows, hoping it will neutralise her anxieties about online and offline life. The central figure, known as the Tulpamancer, is a reincarnation of the artist Lauren Moffatt’s earlier self — like Lauren at age 17, the Tulpamancer is the host of five tulpas.

The Tulpamancer’s creation is a thought experiment, prompted by the ambivalence Lauren Moffatt feels today when considering positive and negative potential of web 2.0: what would have happened to Lauren Moffatt and her tulpas if she were 17 years old in 2019 rather than in 1999? Would the web, with its social media, avatars, self publication and fan fiction have given her and her tulpas a home and a community? Made her feel less lonely? Or would the depth and width of the internet, with its trolls and scammers and people traffickers lurking beneath the surface have magnified her fears and transformed her tulpas into monsters rampaging the web?

With video, performance and immersive technologies, australian artist Lauren Moffatt (b. 1982) explores contemporary subjectivity, networks and the blurring of borders between the real and the virtual world.

A main contribution in the latest issue EIKON #108 is dedicated to the artist.

Lauren Moffatt. The Tulpamancer
Opening: November 12, 2019, 7 pm
Duration: November 13, 2019 – February 9, 2020, daily from 10 am to 10 pm
Location: EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Vienna / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Photo © Lauren Moffatt

Ivana Ivkovic. I did it for you (am 12.09.2019)

I did it for you is inspired by the work of the English film director and author Derek Jarman, his famous film Caravaggio (1986) and the Brutal Beauty exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien from 2008. The architecture of MuseumsQuartier is associated with Caravaggio and his Baroque style, creating a flamboyant setting for the story about masculine identity in the contemporary context. Through a site-specific installation and a living-image performance (with Dan Vogt) prepared for the opening, I did it for you deals with poetics of intentional exposure and revealing one's own identity.

A main contribution in the latest issue EIKON #107 is dedicated to the artist.

Ivana Ivković (b. 1979), lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia. She holds an M.A. in Drawing from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Since 2002 Ivana has had solo and group shows in Montreal, Belgrade, New York, Beirut, Düsseldorf, Vienna, La Coruña, Bodrum, Basel, Calcutta and Copenhagen. Her works are part of the Telenor Collection of Contemporary Serbian Art, the permanent collection of the City Museum of Belgrade and of several private collections worldwide.

Ivana Ivković. I did it for you
Curated by Natalija Paunić
September 13–October 27, 2019, daily from 10 am to 10 pm
Opening and Performance (with Dan Vogt): September 12, 2019, 7 pm
Upcoming Performance (with Dan Vogt): September 28, 2019, 6 pm
EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Vienna / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Photo © Ivana Ivkovic

Hanakam & Schuller. Magazzino (am 04.06.2019)

Many of the artifacts of Hanakam & Schuller, an artist duo that lives in Vienna, are shapeshifters, changing their outer form and then reappearing in a variety of contexts. As artists and explorers, Markus Hanakam and Roswitha Schuller redesign the rules of the fine arts for their own purposes and create unconventional arrangements and new world designs in videos and objects. They also work with applied art forms.
With the installation Magazzino Markus Hanakam and Roswitha Schuller give an insight into their current artistic work: Various objects, which can be identified as industrially produced commodities after a closer look, are rearranged on a flexible screen with several levels – deprived of their initial function and alienated form their original context. Following previous works the duo focuses thematically on the parallel development and mutual influence of technology and culture and questions the naturalness of our technological present at the same time.

The work of Hanakam & Schuller have been shown in Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the Eyebeam art and technology Center in New York, Paris’ Palais de Tokyo, Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Culture, Vienna’s MAK, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and Tokyo’s National Art Center.

A main contribution in the latest issue EIKON #106 is dedicated to the artist duo.

Hanakam & Schuller. Magazzino
June 5–September 1, 3019, daily from  10 am to 10 pm
Opening: June 4, 2019, 7 pm
Location: EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Vienna / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Photo © Hanakam & Schuller

280A: VACANT DREAM STATE (am 28.02.2019)

A project in cooperation with FOTO WIEN

With VACANT DREAM STATE, the collective 280A sets approach to the complex challenge of seven artists documenting and reproducing a nine-day long stay on an island. In the interplay of creation and reproduction, the lines between reality and copy get blurred. The individual artists transform from creators to replicas of themselves—a world made of (self-) images emerges and reveals questions as “Why do we portray our reality and why do we repeat those portrayals?“.
Thus the group meets the ghosts of their own representation and its technological temptations within. The imperfection, accompanying the way to the perfect re-creation, puts this experiment inside a temporal circulation of origination and decay.

A main contribution in the latest issue EIKON #105 is dedicated to the artist collective.

280A is interested in the notion of intensity in contemporary art and culture as well as the significance of the collective in times of individualization, virtualization and on-going fragmentation of the individual radius of action. The international artists’ collective is based in Vienna and acts as production agency, presentation platform and independent publisher. Recent projects include exhibitions, publications, festivals, fairs and curated artists’ residencies.

Participating artists: Martin Bollati (AR/ES), Ernst Lima (AT), Christiane Peschek (AT), Phillip Pess (AT/DE), Michaela Putz (AT), Linn Phyllis Seeger (DE), Magdalena Zoledz (PL/UK)

March 1—May 26, 2019, daily from 10 am to 10 pm
Opening: February 28, 2019, 19:00
Special event: March 28, 2019, Performance at 7 pm
Location: EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo © 280A

Anna Reisenbichler: Anna & Anna (am 15.11.2018)

Referring to the British botanist and artist Anna Atkins (1799—1871), Anna Reisenbichler deals in Anna & Anna with the reality content of nature mappings. Anna & Anna reflects the contextual relevance and reliability of facts as well as the objectivity of knowledge visualization.

An important factor of Anna & Anna is the medial translation and content-related entanglement of information: The large-format cyanotypes were not created in the photographic process, but in slow, lengthy manual labor with colored pencil. Some of the documented things are kept in collection cases, but the compilation does not seem to follow any comprehensible logic. The book objects refer formally to Atkins' books, but in terms of content they remain ambiguous and personal by means of textual elements.

Anna Reisenbichler is a visual artist and art historian. She deals with processes of information generation, their documentation, visualization and factuality; She is particularly interested in the relation of individual-biographical and collective knowledge as well as the relationship between text and image.

Anna Reisenbichler. Anna & Anna
November 16, 2018—February 17, 2019, daily from 10am to 10pm
Opening: November 15, 2018 at 7pm
Location: Q21 at MuseumsQuartier Wien / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo © Anna Reisenbichler, Cyanotypie #8, 2017

Caroline Heider. Photography as a Pastime (am 04.09.2018)

Caroline Heider has been working on a dictionary of photographic terms since 2010. She is examining how analog photographic techniques are adopted by the digital world. Her work revolves around the visualization of photography as a successful instrument for constructing human communication. This long-term and ongoing project is titled Fotografie als Zeitvertreib (Photography as a Pastime), inspired by a instruction manual for photography from 1895.
At EIKON Schaufenster, Heider will show a part of her project: photographs of the equipment, that is normally used to create an image, but is not visible as such, for instance turning heads, effect foils, “Magic Arms”, c-stands, glass filters, “Kokolores”, the “Negro” and the “Indian”.

A main contribution in the latest issue EIKON #103 is dedicated to the artist.

Caroline Heider, b. 1978 in Munich, lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria. She studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, as well as at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has received numerous awards and prizes, e.g. the Austrian State Scholarship, the Outstanding Artist Award, the 32nd Austrian Graphic Design Competition and the Theodor Körner Prize for Photography. Heider has been participating in several solo exhibitions and took part in numerous group exhibitions.

Caroline Heider. Photography as a Pastime
September 5—November 11, 2018, daily from 10am to 10pm
Opening: September 4, 2018 at 7pm
Location: EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 at MuseumsQuartier Wien / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo: Caroline Heider © Bildrecht Wien

Aníbal Catalán. Babel: tomorrow was another day (am 07.06.2018)

The installation Babel: tomorrow was another day, which Aníbal Catalán drew for EIKON Schaufenster, suggests a cynic comment on the modernist concept. Trained as an architect and visual artist, Catalán revisited through his body of work the failures, utopias and heterotopias of modernism.

The title refers to Babel, built while being destroyed. It embodies the promise of a “tomorrow” that never will come.

Central point of the installation is a wall painting, that depicts a synthesis of the architectonical concepts of space and land. In the foreground, the video Babel, and the body of work compounded by collages and sculptures, enclosed within the display window, are related to the avant-gard movements of the 20th Century, and their formalistic concepts. The dynamic between wall and window is used by Catalán as an aesthetic proposal for the actuality of architecture and avant-garde.

Aníbal Catalán lives and works in Mexico City. He was born in 1973, studied Fine Arts at the National School La Esmeralda and Architecture at the School of Architecture/Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. He belongs to a new generation of Mexican artists that works with the link between architecture and arts. Among others, Catalan has been participating in several solo exhibitions in Mexico City, Tokio, Seoul and Los Angeles.

Aníbal Catalán. Babel: tomorrow was another day
10 years of EIKON Schaufenster | A project by wildpalms in cooperation with EIKON
Exhibition: June 8—August 19, 2018, daily from 10am to 10pm
Opening: June 7, 2018 at 7pm
Location: EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 at MuseumsQuartier Wien / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Luiza Margan. Visibility Reward (am 12.03.2018)

Luiza Margan is a visual artist that works with sculpture, photography and video, and does public space interventions and actions. Her works examine the relationship between the private and public sphere and critically examine the way history is inscribed in it. She investigates spaces of labor as well as the role of art in shaping cultural identity.

For EIKON Schaufenster Luiza Margan will use the framework of the space to explore the notion of (cultural) labor and it’s less visible aspects.

Luiza Margan, b. in Rijeka, Croatia and lives in Vienna, where she finished studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Austria and abroad, e.g. Chaux, Gallery Martin Janda, Vienna, 2017, Specular Windows. Reflections on the Self and the Wider World, 21 Haus, 2017, Migrations of Fear, Koroska Gallery, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia, 2017, Identification as Reapropriation, acb gallery, Budapest, 2017, Photo Kinetics. Movement, Body and Light in the Collections, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 2017 as well as Crises and New Beginnings at Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Ljubljana in 2015. She took part in artist-in-residence programs in Mexico City, Paris, South Korea, Albania, Italy and New York.

EIKON Schaufenster: Luiza Margan. Visibility Reward
Exhibition: 13.3.–30.5.2018 (daily 10am–10pm)
Opening: 12.3.2018, 7pm
Location: EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 at MuseumsQuartier Wien / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Photo © Luiza Margan, work detail, 2017

Elisabeth Czihak. Being in Limbo (am 05.09.2017)

“Elisabeth Czihak’s works talk about the transformation of a seeming constant, as well as of the duration and the perseverance of architectonic bodies, traces of life and memories. Holding on to the transient, the hidden and the no longer existing, is one of the comprehensive themes of her documentary photography and the mostly abstract paper and wall drawings.” (Annette Südbeck)

With the current wallpaper-installation “Add-on”, paired with photographs arranged across the room, Czihak’s interest lies in the construction of space and its appropriation, aiming for architectonic expansion and a new sense of already given circumstances.

Elisabeth Czihak, born 1966 in Tübingen, living and working in Vienna. Studied at the University of Art and Design in Linz and the University of Arts in Berlin. Numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad.

Elisabeth Czihak. Being in Limbo
: 6.9.2017 — 28.2.2018 (daily 10am–10pm)
: 5.9.2017, 7pm
: EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 in MuseumsQuartier Wien / Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Anna Fabricius. Desired Reveals the Planned (am 11.05.2017)

In her work, Anna Fabricius illuminates repeatedly the idea and concept of the group, how it is constructed and in which way the individual positions him/herself within it. For her video Desired Reveals the Planned, exhibited in the EIKON Schaufenster, children take on the role of working adults, respectively a presentation of their individual conception. The young protagonists present themselves in a freely produced pantomime in front of the camera with serious facial expressions and gestures – every step and act seems precisely and deliberate. The children are free to choose their interpretation of the desired future job profile; but still, the uniformly setting and the assumingly just subtle variations in the movement evoke a feeling of repetition and monotony. With this video, the artist creates a fictive scenario that shifts between childlike freedom and wishful thinking on one side and criticism of child labor which is still present to this day on the other side.

Anna Fabricius, born 1980 in Budapest. Media artist. Study i.a. Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design (Budapest). Various participations at international exhibitions and festivals, i.a. PHOTOESPANA (Madrid), Fotofestiwal (Lodz), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Rijeka), MÜCSARNOK Kunsthalle and Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Budapest). Living and working in Budapest. In 2012 Anna Fabricius was a guest in Vienna as Artist-in-Residence of quartier21.

EIKON Schaufenster: Anna Fabricius. Desired Reveals the Planned
An exhibition in frame of the MQ Summer of Movement
Exhibition duration: 12.5 – 27.8.2017 (daily 10am–10pm)
Opening: 11.5.2017, 7pm
Location: EIKON Schaufenster, Q21 in MuseumsQuartier Vienna / Electric Avenue, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

EIKON Schaufenster: Edition EIKON (am 10.04.2017)

The Austrian Institute for Photography and Media Art has been publishing Edition EIKON since 1995, which comprise limited editions of signed and numbered original photographs by renowned and emerging artists. The aim of this initiative is to offer quality works of art at affordable prices, and to thereby familiarize more art lovers—particularly young generations—with photography and to encourage them to collect. By carefully selecting the artists and limiting the print runs to 30 copies on average, Edition EIKON creates a solid investment base and ensures a long-term increase in the value of these works.
The exhibition presents selected artistic positions of the Edition’s portfolio and shows a curated cross-section of the past 20 years of Edition EIKON.

Norbert Brunner, Peter Dressler, Jürgen Klauke, Sigrid Kurz, Sissa Micheli, Ona B., Elfie Semotan, Michael Strasser, Sergei Sviatchenko, Jeanne Szilit, Andrea Witzmann, Erwin Wurm, Robert Zahornicky, Leo Zogmayer

EIKON Schaufenster: Edition EIKON

When: April 10, 2017 – April 30, 2017, daily 10am–10pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Anenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Image: © Elfie Semotan | Edition EIKON

EIKON Schaufenster: LOOP DISCOVER Award (2016) and launch of EIKON #97 (am 03.03.2017)

The exhibition is featuring the eleven finalist projects of LOOP DISCOVER Award 2016 and is a portrait of contemporary international video creation by artists committed on working in this field. The chosen films debate and dialogue on the theme set for the open call: the relation between cinema and art.
The LOOP DISCOVER Award 2016 has been given to Igor Simic (*1988 in Serbia) with the work Melancholic drone (2015). Furthermore, the jury comprised by Ferran Barenblit, Jaap Guldemond, Caroline H. Drake, David Armengol and Carlos Durán has also awarded an Honourable Mention to Ahold of Get the Things To (2014) by Daniel Jacoby (*1985 in Peru).
The award has been created with the aim to support and recognize the recent production of videos and films by international artists through an open call to the artistic community.

Daniel Jacoby, Daniel Monroy Cuevas, David Krippendorff, Igor Simic, Jani Ruscica, Lauren Moffatt, Louis Henderson, Paloma Polo, Pol González Novell, Stijn Demeulenaere, Johanna Reich.

At the evening of the opening, the new issue of EIKON (#97) will be launched.

EIKON Schaufenster: LOOP DISCOVER Award (2016)
When: March 4, 2017 – April 5, 2017, daily 10am–10pm
Opening: March 3, 2017, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Anenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Image: © Lauren Moffatt

EIKON Schaufenster: ORTHOCHROME. MOTIF - PHOTOGRAPHERS (am 08.11.2016)

Founded by Claus Prokop, Roland Rust, and Karl Ulbl in 2004, “ORTHOCHROME. Archiv für analoge Alltagsfotografie” collects, digitizes, and archives private occasional photographs and slides, primarily from the1950s and 1960s. The objective is to prevent this material in which people recorded their own lives from falling into oblivion.

In most instances, the archive has no information about the photographers. Conspicuously, the majority of shots do not show the author himself or herself: the very person whose life the private photographs were meant to document is missing from the picture.

This characteristic ambivalence between the photographer’s presence and absence is at the heart of the exhibition MOTIF – PHOTOGRAPHERS. Yet the author is not always excluded from the photograph: a few pictures from the archive feature the photographer himself of herself. They are brought face to face with a selection of ostensibly trivial standard-issue shots by unidentified authors. The sample from the collection on view in the show stands as a pars pro toto for ORTHOCHROME’s archive; recurrent motifs without immediately recognizable personal implications contrast with (sometimes unintended) evidence of individuality.

At the evening of the opening, the new issue of EIKON (#96) will be launched.

An exhibition in the frame of Eyes On – Month of Photography Vienna
November 9, 2016 – February 28, 2017, daily 10am–10pm
November 8, 2016, 7pm
EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Anenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

EIKON Schaufenster: NOW AND TOMORROW: Detached (am 13.09.2016)

The exhibition "Detached" explores a new possibility on the idea of reproduction—a process playing a key role in capitalism. The collage emphasizes the consecutive results of mass-production such as loss of originality, especially in art and is the method of choice of NOW AND TOMORROW. Simultaneously, the artists analyze newly formed, in other words, reproduced objects, and question the resurrection of their uniqueness after detaching them from their original context. In the unique space of the EIKON Schaufenster, the artists create a site-specific installation which separates the audience from the over-saturated, mundane environment of everyday life, while inviting us to have an innovative view on the correlation between everyday objects and ourselves.

NOW AND TOMORROW is an artist duo, founded by Sergei Sviatchenko (DK) and Noriko Okaku (UK/JP) in 2014. The artists met in July 2010 when Noriko Okaku visited Denmark. At their first meeting, the artists found out that both of them share the fascination for the magic of collage art, which naturally made them collaborate together.

At the evening of the opening, the new issue of EIKON (#95) will be launched.

EIKON Schaufenster: NOW AND TOMORROW: Detached

When: September 14–October 30, 2016, daily 10am–10pm
Opening: September 13, 2016, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Image: © Sergei Sviatchenko

EIKON Schaufenster: Elisabeth Grübl. Studio # (am 24.05.2016)

"Elisabeth Grübl layers, stacks, orders and compresses—she puts loose material together in new ways until it finally stands in the room as a cuboid and in this form poses questions to those who look at it. For her work series Studio, under construction since 2007, Grübl takes over artists’ workshops and the objects she finds in them: art works, tools used for making art works, models of art works, models of rooms for exhibiting art works, chairs, tables, computers, monitors, books, bric-a-brac and treasures. All the objects that help the host artist to meet his or her purpose are arranged by Grübl in a process of several days into a very present form in the room. She photographs this sculpture and turns it into her own work." (Franz Thalmair in EIKON #86, 32)

A main article on the artist and her work was published in
EIKON #86.

EIKON Schaufenster: Elisabeth Grübl. Studio #
When: May 25–September 4, 2016, daily 10am–10pm
Opening: May 24, 2016, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Photo: Pressefoto Edition EIKON Studio #10 Zhou Tiehai (Shanghai) © ELISABETH GRÜBL


The need to document things in order to understand them as well as photography which obliges this desire are the center of Claudia Rohrauer’s artistic work.
Based on these thoughts, in her work EXPECTED ENCOUNTERS a woodland in Northeast Finland is turned into an experimental ground, dealing with expectations facing the unknown. Rohrauer explored the woods as a “projection screen” on several snowshoe hikes with a plastic instant camera. By blending introspection, reflection on media and pseudo-scientific methods Rohrauer creates a situational analysis: the artist herself, the camera, the film footage, the weather conditions as well as the snow turn into contributors to the work of art.

In the EIKON Schaufenster the artist creates an installation processing her experiences in Finland. In addition to the installation she shows the work NEW TERRITORY: acting as a counterpoint, this work gives us an impetus to understand photography as a method of discovering the world around us visually.

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When: February 26–May 13, 2016, daily 10am–10pm
Opening: February 25, 2016, 7pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue / Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

A main article on the artist and her work is published in EIKON #93.

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Photo: © Claudia Rohrauer

EIKON Schaufenster: Barthes, 100 (am 10.11.2015)

In spring 1979 Roland Barthes died suddenly, his last book was Camera Lucida. The small book still holds its central role within the literature of photography, maybe because of this personal incident.

Due to the 100th birthday of Roland Barthes students from the Art and Photography Class read Camera Lucida again. The students react on aspects still fascinating 35 years after the book was published and after the radical change of the photographic medium in the 1970s.

This is a cooperation between EIKON and the Art and Photography Class, Academy of fine Arts, Vienna.

Concept by Ruth Horak, supervised by Michael Höpfner.

ˇarko Aleksić
Katarina Balgavy
Ulrike Bollenberger
Ana Paula Franco
Stefanie Guserl
Anna Hostek
Olesya Kleymenova
Ernst Miesgang
Doris Panholzer
Sophie Pölzl
Patrick Schabus
Nora Severios
Mathias Swoboda
Sophie Thun
Daniela Zeilinger

EIKON Schaufenster: Barthes, 100
November 10, 2015, 7 pm
When: November 11, 2015 – February 14, 2016, daily 10 am – 10 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, Q21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Photo: Sophie Pölzl 

EIKON Schaufenster: Hans-Jürgen Poëtz (am 03.09.2015)

For his site specific text-light-space-installation (12 Bytes, 2015) at EIKON Schaufenster Hans-Jürgen Poëtz transferred digital information into an analogue picture. In the opened magazine EIKON (proportionally four times enlarged) a lettering can be read in ‘computer language’. Binary code is the basis for digital information, the foundation of all electronic communication which happens by voltage change – via the opposition of two principles, while states are generated by applied and not available voltage. Information can be caught thus in the easy symbols of 0 and 1. The artist installs 96 rocker switches in the EIKON Schaufenster for this project.

Hans-Jürgen Poëtz (*12/1977) lives and works as media artist in Vienna. His artistic activity focusses on the engagement with interactions, frictions and spaces between different media types (sound, sculpture/ object, light, video, photography and architecture). He studied Intermedia Art with Sound-Art Pioneer Bernhard Leitner at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and History of Art at the University of Vienna.


A main article on the artist and his work is published in EIKON #91.

Opening: September 3, 2015, 7 pm
When: September 3 – November 1, 2015, daily 10 am–10 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, Q21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

EIKON Schaufenster: Barbara Kapusta (am 28.05.2015)

EIKON Schaufenster: Barbara Kapusta
When: May 29 –August 23, 2015, daily 10 am–10 pm
Opening: May 28, 2015, 7 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Exhibition as part of Destination Wien 2015 EXTENDED

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Photo: © Barbara Kapusta

EIKON Schaufenster: Michael Part (am 26.02.2015)

Michael Part’s work is created by becoming intensely involved in photo-chemical processes. The artist produces his monochromatic green pictures by the procedure of staining. In this project the stained gelatin is directly applied to the EIKON Schaufenster’s glass front, and is hereby subjected to light exposure. The malachite oxalate, which has not been commercially used now for some time due to its poor light fastness, changes constantly during the time of presentation. This creates new shades of color. The gelatin coating alters under the viewer’s very eyes.

EIKON Schaufenster: Michael Part
When: February 27–May 15, 2015, daily 10 am–10 pm
Opening: February 26, 2015, 7 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster , Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Photo: © Georg Petermichl

The compromise with reality is something I still need to find (am 13.11.2014)

For this year’s European Month of Photography, EIKON collaborates with LORIS, the Berlinbased producers’ gallery working on the methodological interfaces of photography, video, and installation art.

EIKON sends the art of two young Austrian photographers to the gallery’s space in Berlin; conversely, the artists behind LORIS will show
their work at the EIKON Schaufenster. The presentation in Vienna takes up the general theme of Berlin’s Month of Photography, “Upheavals and Utopias—The Other Europe,” with an exploration of the German capital.

The artists believe that “Upheavals and Utopias,” far from being purely contemporary phenomena, are pervasive in history. The title of their exhibition, The compromise with reality is something I still need to find, frames a similar idea: Can a process of profound change ever reach a conclusion? Might not the principle of social progress imply that every upheaval begets a new utopia—that after the transition is before the transition?

The works examine concrete instances of systemic change as manifest in international urban planning as well as the “coming of age” as a phase of profound change in the individual biography, and address questions of originality and derivativeness in performative experiments that deconstruct the utopian idea of an “integral whole.”

participating artists:
Sophie Aigner, Ulrike Hannemann, Andy Heller, Ruth Hommelsheim, Ulrike Kolb, Oliver Krebs, Julia Müller, Nina Wiesnagrotzki

EIKON Schaufenster: The compromise with reality is something I still need to find
When: November 14, 2014–February 13, 2015, daily 10 am–10 pm
Opening: November 13, 2014, 7 pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster , Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

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Photo: © Sophie Aigner

EIKON Schaufenster: BEZUGSRAHMEN (am 04.09.2014)

For topical reasons, EIKON Schaufenster—a presentation area for Photography and Media Art—transforms into an alleged blank space, where empty frames are shown. These (picture)frames offer the possibility to establish a connection between a presentation and exhibition space and the viewer. On the one hand, they are used to reference to UNFRAMED (September 9—19, 2014, Galerie Raum mit Licht), where unframed art will be made consumable. On the other hand, the blank space invites the spectator to create his own reference: They force him to combine different elements, because relation isn’t given beforehand. Not least, it deals with active interaction, which connects the small-format surrogates of Edition EIKON with the allocated frame.

About Edition EIKON
The “Austrian Insitute for Photography and Media Art” has been publishing the Edition EIKON since 1995. Signed and numbered original photographs by prominent and up-and-coming artists are offered in limited editions. The goal of this initiative is to offer quality art at affordable prices and, by doing so, introducing more and more people to photography and encouraging them to collect. By way of a cautious selection of the artist and limiting the editions to a run of around thirty, a good investment basis is created, ensuring an increase in value in the long term.

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Opening: Donnerstag, 4. September 2014, 19:00 Uhr
Duration: 5.9.2014 – 5.11.2014, täglich 10:00 – 22:00 Uhr
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Wien

With the kind support of Pass'Partout Bilderrahmen Wien

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Photo © Thomas Florschuetz

Jürgen Klauke. Experimentelle Neurose (am 04.06.2014)

On the occasion of MQ Summer of Sounds 2014, EIKON presents the performance and photographic artist JÜRGEN KLAUKE in the Electric Avenue. During the festival EIKON Schaufenster will be a satellite of the show “Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Works, Cable Sounds, Cables Everywhere” in freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL. Therefore, EIKON Schaufenster connects to the theme of the exhibition curated by Georg Weckwerth, where works of Klauke will also be shown. 

Jürgen Klauke. Experimentelle Neurose
An event in the course of MQ Summer of Sounds in cooperation with quartier21/MQ
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 5pm
Duration: June 5, 2014–August 24, 2014, daily 10am–10pm
Where: EIKON Schaufenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Vienna

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Here you find an interview from MQ Summer of Sounds.

Photo © Jürgen Klauke / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Markus Jeschaunig: Barrel You! (am 04.03.2014)

EIKON invites to the opening of Markus Jeschaunig's exhibition and presents the double issue EIKON #84–85!

EIKON #84–85 presents itself not only with new contents but in a new look. On more than 130 pages, it shows new categories, a specific focus in each issue and of course a new layout.

Markus Jeschaunig dealt with the direct materiality and the excessive consumption of fossil fuels. 

Petroleum installation, 2013

An installation in the form of a large hourglass that is filled with a resource we never see in its pure form, but strongly dominates our daily lives: petroleum.

The installation makes the resource of crude oil visible in its pure form, dropping towards the future and finite end of it. The volume of the upper glass bottle is two-tenths of a barrel (1 bbl. = 158.987294928 Liters), the international trading unit of petroleum. The drip interval is matching with the exhibition period and lets dropping down about 32 liters of the precious raw material continuously.

Further information: www.agencyinbiosphere.com

Opening: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7pm
Duration: March 5, 2014–May 23, 2014, daily 10am–10pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Vienna

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On November 14, 2013 EIKON presents Walter Niedermayr´s video work “The Replicants” at EIKON SchAUfenster.  

The change in alpine landscape through human activities is a permanent feature of Niedermayr`s artwork. In his work, Walter Niedermayr weakens the ideal of an untouched natural landscape, and brings the effects of winter tourism in focus.  Mostly done in polyptychs, his photographic series forbid the usual point of view of a landscape as a panorama and forces the recipient to a new perception. Niedermayr regards his work not merely as a criticism of the handling with landscape. It`s up to the recipients to express their criticism.

“The alpine space is a topography where society manifests itself in an exemplary way in the most diverse variations of our consumer world.”–Walter Niedermayr

More information on the artist and his work in EIKON #83. Furthermore EIKON offers a new limited Edition EIKON of Walter Niedermayr:

Walter Niedermayr
Hintertuxergletscher 55
Diptych, pigment prints, 2012/2013
each 33 x 43 cm
Installation Measurements: 68 x 43 cm
numbered and signed
Edition: 25 + V
Subscription Price until November 15, 2013: € 1.600,- (incl. 10% VAT)
Available from November 1, 2013! Advance Order possible!
Price: € 1.760,00 (incl. 10% VAT)

Opening: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7pm
Duration: November 15, 2013–February 2, 2014, daily 10am – 10pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ Vienna

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EIKON SchAUfenster: Roberta Lima (am 03.09.2013)

EIKON invites you to the Opening of Roberta Limas 2’20” on September 3, 2013!

The relationship between body and space is a main focus in Roberta Lima’s work – as well as the use of media as a reflection of the representation of art. This relationship leads to an examination of the function of galleries, which the artist not only use as a space for displaying artworks, but also as a site for production. Electrical appliances, such as computers, cameras, printers, etc. become co-performers to investigate mass media communication and reproduction.
In 2012 Roberta Lima also started to work up the traces and objects of her earlier performances in a sculptural way, adapting them to a new spatial context. At the EIKON SchAUfenster she shows a photographic reproduction that has been widely showed in other contexts: “The Rings” (2005), originally framed and hung on a wall, is now spread as simple print outs in the entire place. Produced every two minutes and twenty seconds during the opening, the prints fall in place, form new shapes, define the space, and evoke the “street-like” characteristic of the quarter21 passage. Construction and deconstruction, accessibility and restriction, contribute in this work for creating a dialectics of Photography, as well as of the (de-)personalisation of the artist.

More information on the artist and her work in EIKON #83.

With the kind support of Michael Sprachmann and Stadt Wien
Foto © Roberta Lima

Opening: Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 7pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ
Exhibition Duration: September 4 – November 3, 2013, daily 10am – 10pm


EIKON SchAUfenster: SISSA MICHELI (am 14.05.2013)

EIKON presents SISSA MICHELI'S ICE CREAM & POLITICS and invites you to the Opening on May 14, 2013!

The essence of the various medial realizations of Sissa Micheli's artworks—photography, film, installations and sculptural objects—is the complex and epic level of meaning. What you can see always refer to something else—to a continuation of the story, to an additional readability or one or more further interpretations. Micheli’s profound curiosity and innocent amazement—related to the ancient “wondering about”—is the philosophical base for questioning existence. She questions the familiar, common, and apparently obvious and turns it on its own axis, as to control their significance—always serious, generally with a desire for stories, for the visual (arts) and always with a hint of irony. Her strategy is to reveal and to hide respectively dress up likewise. (Christina Nägele)

More information on the artist Sissa Micheli and her work in EIKON #82.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21, MQ
Exhibition Duration: May 15, 2013 – August 30, 2013, from 10am - 10pm


EIKON SchAUfenster: Klaus Pichler (am 21.02.2013)

Klaus Pichler presents his latest series "One Third" at the EIKON SchAUfenster: According to a UN study one third of the world's food goes to waste - the largest part thereof in the industrialized nations of the global north. Equally, 925 million people around the world are threatened by starvation.
The series "One Third" describes the connection between individual wastage of food and globalized food production. Rotting food, arranged into elaborate still lifes, portrays an abstract picture of the wastage of food whilst the accompanying texts take a more in depth look at the roots of this issue.
"One Third" goes past the sell by date in order to document the full dimensions of the global food waste.

Please find further information on Klaus Pichler and his series "One Third" in EIKON #81!

In September 2013, Klaus Pichler´s series will also be exhibited at Anzenberger Gallery!

Opening: February 21, 2013 at 6 pm
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Vienna
Exhibition Duration: 22.02. - 09.05.2013


EIKON SchAUfenster: Michael Strasser: Reconfigured (am 06.12.2012)

Michael Strasser’s project “Solitaire” was realised in the Slovenian town of Serdica in 2012 and documents both the deconstruction of an abandoned house, unused for more than two decades as well as the process of arranging the material of the dismantled house back on its old foundations, creating an On-Site installation.

In the EIKON SchAUfenster, Strasser presents one possible version of history by using material from his large archive of remains, finds, documentation and research material.

More information on the artist Michael Strasser and his project “Solitaire” in EIKON #80.

Latest Edition EIKON: Michael Strasser, Look-out from the series "Woodworks".

EIKON SchAUfenster: Martin Osterider: inside clouds (am 04.09.2012)

Martin Osterider (*1964) converts the EIKON SchAUfenster into a space installation using photographs and other graphic materials. In doing so photographs and images from different cultural as well as local contexts are put in relation to one another and will be enmeshed in a collage formally as well as with regard to contents. In this way new photographic objects and pictorial worlds arise and open up a room for association and novel legibility.

More about Martin Osterider in EIKON #79

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 7pm
Exhibition Duration:
September 5 - November 30, 2012
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


EIKON SchAUfenster. Schule Friedl Kubelka: !! (am 08.05.2012)

Within the frame of the “MQ Summer of Fashion”, the EIKON SchAUfenster will be arranged with works by students of artistic photography and independent film under the direction of Anja Manfredi and Friedl Kubelka.

Under the title “!!” the up-and-coming artists will present current works on “Art and Fashion”. The content of the conceptual works embraces essential reflections to philosophical thought-provoking impulses. Questions concerning identification and individualisation of and through clothing accumulate critical contemplations about societal norms, constraints and liberties. By reference to cinematic and photographic contributions the presentation of the human being as the main actor of our consumer society is addressed as well as the self-reinforcing phenomenon fashion itself, fashion as an expression of personality as well as tool of self-staging.

For further information on School Friedl Kubelka please visit: www.schulefriedlkubelka.at


EIKON SchAUfenster: Markus Guschelbauer. disco nature (am 13.02.2012)

EIKON SchAUfenster: Markus Guschelbauer. disco nature

detailed information on the exhibition in German only

BUT please find further information about the artist Markus Guschelbauer in EIKON #77

Opening: Tuesday, February 21 2012, 7pm
Exhibition Duration: February 22 - May 3, 2012 
Where: EIKON SchAUfenster, Electric Avenue, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


EIKON SchAUfenster: Julia Müller Maenher & Astrid Peterle. Poundbury (am 17.11.2011)

EIKON SchAUfenster: Julia Müller-Maenher & Astrid Peterle. Poundbury

Julia Müller-Maenher und Astrid Peterle question with their work the anachronism, which the colony Poundbury, an urban expansion of Dorchester which is based on basic principles of the British heir apparent Prince Charles and his Prince’s Foundation, underlies. Which tradition will be reinstalled here through the denial of recent paradigms? Where is the desire for old values and forms arising from? How utopian is the idea of a resurrection of last ways of living and rooming?Poundbury

When: November 17, 2011, 6pm
Where: Electric Avenue, quartier21, Museumsquartier, 1070 Vienna
Exhibition duration: November 18, 2011 – February 16, 2012

Further information on the artist Julia Müller-Maenher in EIKON #76!

Friendly supported by Stadt Wien (City of Vienna)

EIKON SchAUfenster: Nilbar Güres . Undressing (am 14.09.2011)

In her video performance „Undressing“ the young Turkish artist Nilbar Güres who lives in Vienna now reflects the situation of Muslim women living in Austria. Güres shows that veiling is a personal statement incorporating a biographic element: different forms of putting the veil on or the conscious choice of the fabric´s pattern refer to a self-governed individuality and identity of the respective women.

Opening: Wednesday, September 11, 2011 at 7 pm
Where: Electric Avenue, quartier 21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Exhibition Duration: September 15 - November 12, 2011

Read more about Nilbar Güres in EIKON #75

Further information: www.nilbargures.com, www.rampaistanbul.com



EIKON SchAUfenster: Manfred Grübl & Werner Schrödl (am 13.05.2011)

Manfred Grübl und Werner Schrödl widmen das EIKON SchAUfenster zur Plakatfläche um: Anhand einer überdimensionalen, fotografischen Momentaufnahme zeigen Manfred Grübl und Werner Schrödl ihre aktuelle Rauminstallation in der Galerie Momentum, wodurch die Verschränkung zweier Räume – der Decken-Lichtinstallation von Martin Vesely als Original auf der einen und dessen zertrümmerte Kopie auf der anderen Seite – eine vom Besucher begehbare und dadurch sich permanent transformierende Raumsequenz, ein COPY DISASTER, entsteht.

Im Gegensatz zu ihren meist nur für einen relativ kurzen Zeitraum bestehenden Installationen bzw. Interventionen, zeigt die im EIKON SchAUfenster präsentierte Momentaufnahme wie sich die beiden Künstler selbst als Akteure in ihre Installation eingebracht haben und so auf Dauer in das Bild eingeschrieben und fixiert wurden.

Ausstellungsdauer: 14.05. – 08.09.2011

Besuchen Sie uns:
QDK - quartier für digitale Kunst
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien


EIKON SchAUfenster: alien productions (am 22.02.2011)

Alien City Window

Alien City ist alien productions virtuelle Stadt im Cyberspace. Sie existiert seit 1999 unter alien.mur.at/aliencity, befindet sich in einem Zustand permanenter Veränderung, ihr Aussehen ein ständiger Morph-Prozess von Elementen verschiedenster Städte dieser Welt. Von Zeit zu Zeit materialisiert Alien City an konkreten Orten in Installationen, Performances und Interventionen, um Elemente dieser Orte aufzusaugen und in ihr Erscheinungsbild zu integrieren.

Für das EIKON SchAUfenster öffnen alien productions ein reales Fenster auf die virtuelle Stadt.

Ausstellungsdauer: 23.02. – 09.05.2011

Besuchen Sie uns:
QDK - quartier für digitale Kunst
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien

EIKON SchAUfenster: Birgit Graschopf (am 16.11.2010)

Neue Ausstellung von Birgit Graschopf im EIKON SchAUfenster (Ausstellungsdauer: 17.11.2010 bis 16.02.2011).

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QDK - quartier für digitale Kunst
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien


EIKON SchAUfenster: Micha Payer & Martin Gabriel (am 15.09.2010)

Neue Ausstellung im EIKON SchAUfenster, diesmal bespielt von Micha Payer & Martin Gabriel (Ausstellungsdauer: 15.09. bis 11.11. 2010).

Besuchen Sie uns:
QDK - quartier für digitale Kunst
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien

EIKON SchAUfenster: Timotheus Tomicek (am 09.06.2010)

Neue Ausstellung im EIKON SchAUfenster, diesmal bespielt von Timotheus Tomicek (Ausstellungsdauer: 09.06. bis 09.09. 2010).

Besuchen Sie uns:
QDK - quartier für digitale Kunst
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien


Exhibition - EIKON SchAUfenster: Mathias Kessler (am 18.02.2010)

"Nowhere to be found" von Mathias Kessler im EIKON SchAUfenster

Dieter Buchhart hat in den Artist Pages der EIKON Ausgabe #69 über dessen Arbeit geschrieben:

Kessler markiert die schwere Unterscheidbarkeit zwischen kultiviertem Naturvorbild und dessen Repräsentationen und entblößt zugleich das häufige Scheitern dieser Repräsentationsversuche von Natur, die trotz perfekter Darstellungen nicht authentisch wirken. Denn die ideale Landschaft, die unberührte Natur hat nie existiert, war stets Fiktion.“

18.02.2010 - 03.06.2010
Eröffnung: 17.02.2010, 18:00-21:00 Uhr

EIKON SchAUfenster: Roland Maurmair - Rabbitism (am 11.11.2009)

EIKON SchAUfenster: Roland Maurmair - Rabbitism

Zeitgleich mit der Präsentation von EIKON #68 eröffnen wir die neue Ausstellung „Rabbitism“ von Roland Maurmair im EIKON SchAUfenster. Seiner Arbeit ist auch ein ausführlicher Beitrag im Heft gewidmet.

Mit "Rabbitism" meint Maurmair "jede Person oder Sache, deren Handeln, Erscheinen, Verhalten und Instinkte nach ihrer Art und Form durch und durch und völlig unzweideutig hasenhaft sind."

Ausstellungsdauer: 18.11.2009 bis 12.02.2009
Eröffnung: 17.09.2009, 18:00 Uhr

EIKON SchAUfenster: Ona B. (am 21.07.2009)

EIKON SchAUfenster - Ona B.

Die Künstlerin Ona B. arbeitet mit den verschiedensten Medien,–von Malerei und Fotografie bis zu Performance und Installation – wenn sie sich mit Rollenmustern und Methoden der Gesellschaft auseinandersetzt oder der Frage nach Realität und Fiktion nachgeht.

Ort: EIKON SchAUfenster


SchAUfenster: Steffi Schoene, Pia Mayer (am 28.05.2009)

EIKON SchAUfenster | Steffi Schöne & Pia Mayer:  "Kunst, Kultur und Krise" | 27. Mai – 23. Juni 2009

Am 27.05.2009 eröffnete EIKON die neue Ausstellung im EIKON SchAUfenster, Wiens neuer Präsentationsplattform für österreichische Foto- und Medienkunst, mit Steffi Schöne & Pia Mayer.



EIKON SchAUfenster: Norbert Brunner (am 17.02.2009)

EIKON SchAUfenster | Norbert Brunner| 18. Februar – 22. Mai 2009

Am Dienstag, 17.02.2009 eröffnet EIKON die neue Ausstellung im EIKON SchAUfenster, Wiens neuer Präsentationsplattform für österreichische Foto- und Medienkunst, mit Norbert Brunner, dem ausgewählten Künstler des diesjährigen Wiener Opernballs.

Mit seinem für den Opernball entworfenen Taschenobjekt "Wiener Blut" zitiert Brunner nicht nur den berühmten Walzer von Johann Strauß, sondern reflektiert auch die Verschmelzung der verschiedenen Kulturen, die Kraft der Multikulturalität, von der sowohl die Wiener als auch die österreichische Kultur in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart so stark profitiert haben.
Nach dem Opernball am 19. Februar sind die limitierten und handsignierten Objekte im Shop der Wiener Staatsoper sowie bei EIKON erhältlich.

Im Anschluss an die Ausstellungseröffnung präsentieren wir die druckfrische Ausgabe EIKON #65 und laden Sie herzlich ein, mit uns darauf anzustoßen.
Wir freuen uns schon auf Ihr Kommen!

Eröffnung: 17. Februar, 18 Uhr
Ort: Electric Avenue/quartier21/MQ Wien


EIKON SchAUfenster - Marko Lipus, from 24.09. (am 23.09.2008)

EIKON SchAUfenster / Markus Lipuš: Kratzungen – Verfotografierungen

Es freut uns besonders den Künstler Markus Lipuš für die nächste Ausstellung im EIKON SchAUfenster gewonnen zu haben. Eröffung des neuen SchAUfensters ist am Dienstag, 23. September um 19 Uhr.

Im Rahmen der Eröffnung präsentieren wir auch gleichzeitig die neue Ausgabe EIKON #63 mit einem Südosteuropa - Schwerpunkt.

Feiern Sie mit uns die Eröffnung, die Kunst, den Sommerausklang!

Eröffnung: Dienstag, 23.09.2008, 19.00 Uhr
Ausstellungsdauer: 24.09.–04.11.2008, 10.00-22.00 Uhr
Ort: Electric Avenue/quartier21/MQ Wien, 1070 Wien

Opening: EIKON SchAUfenster (am 09.07.2008)

EIKON SchAUfenster: Die neue Präsentationsplattform für österreichische Foto- und Medienkunst im Museumsquartier.

Als frischgebackenes Mitglied des QDK (Quartier für digitale Kultur) laden wir Sie herzlich zur Eröffnung unserer brandneuen Präsentationsplattform in das Museumsquartier Wien ein. Das EIKON SchAUfenster bietet ab sofort österrreichischen KünsterInnen die einmalige Gelegenheit ihre Arbeiten in einer Schaufenstersituation rund um die Uhr zugänglich zu machen.

Ab Juli 2008 wird dieser Ort zum Schauplatz für Österreichs Fotografie- und Medienkunst, indem EIKON mit regelmäßig wechselnden Kunstprojekten die Printausgabe EIKON in Szene setzt. In diesem permanent öffentlich zugänglichen Schauraum in der electric avenue des quartier21 werden im 3-monatigen Rythmus Kunstprojekte realisiert.

Für die Premiere am 10.7.2008 freut es uns Anja Manfredi gewonnen zu haben, die wir in unserer aktuellen Ausgabe EIKON #62 vorstellen.

Feiern Sie mit uns die Eröffnung, die Kunst, den Sommer!

Eröffnung: Donnerstag, 10.07.2008, 19.00 Uhr
Ausstellungsdauer: 11.07.–10.09.2008, ganztägig
Ort: Electric Avenue/quartier21/MQ Wien, 1070 Wien