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EIKON #100

EIKON #100

Artists | Katrín Elvarsdóttir | Susan MacWilliam | Gabriele Rothemann |

Thomas Ballhausen | Wolfgang Brückle | June Drevet | Thomas Edlinger | Nela Eggenberger | Lucas Gehrmann | Matthias Gründig | Patricia Grzonka | Manisha Jothady | Nikolaus Kratzer | Peter Kunitzky | Mia Laska | Katharina Manojlov | Michael Ponstingl | Matthias Reichelt | Uta M. Reindl | Uwe Schögl | Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir | Abigail Solomon-Godeau | Magdalena Vuković | Margit Zuckriegl

Special Issue (3 Covers)
Languages | German / English
Dimensions | 280 x 210 mm
ISBN | 978-3-902250-92-6
96 pages

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SUSAN MACWILLIAM — Thomas Edlinger
GABRIELE ROTHEMANN — Abigail Solomon-Godeau


The Language of Medicine. MATT MULLICAN — Patricia Grzonka


  ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ. Melancholic Tulip — Nikolaus Kratzer


HESSAM SAMAVATIAN. No Black in the Shadows — Katharina Manojlović

IN FOCUS: EIKON Award (45+)

Dissecting patriarchy in the intimacy of the archive through the work of RAMESCH DAHA, TATIANA LECOMTE, MIRANDA PENNELL — Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir 
EIKON Award (45+): Facts


RADICAL WOMEN. Latin American Art, 1960–1985 | Mia Laska
ROBERT F. HAMMERSTIEL. Home at Last. Werkschau XXII | Michael Ponstingl
WORKING ON HISTORY. Contemporary Chinese Photography and the Cultural Revolution| Matthias Reichelt
ALEXANDER KLUGE. Pluriversum | Matthias Gründig
TRACES OF TIME. Mladen Bizumic, Cäcilia Brown, Andreas Fogarasi, Sofie Thorsen, Kay Walkowiak, Anita Witek | Manisha Jothady
HAUNTOPIA / WHAT IF | Nela Eggenberger
GENERATION LOSS. 10 Years of the Julia Stoschek Collection | Uta M. Reindl
THE HOBBYIST. Hobbies, Photography and the Hobby of Photography | Wolfgang Brückle


Rainer Iglar, Michael Mauracher (Hg.): ÖsterreichBilder | Magdalena Vuković
ARBUS, FRIEDLANDER, WINOGRAND: New Documents, 1967 | Peter Kunitzky
GREGOR SAILER: The Potemkin Village | Margit Zuckriegl
ROSA BARBA: From Source to Poem | Thomas Ballhausen
ROBERT ZAHORNICKY: Art this Way | Uws Schögl
After the Fact. Propaganda im 21. Jahrhundert | June Drevet


It takes a long time to get to a hundred, especially as a self-published quarterly that has never been conceived as a commercially successful mass product but as a high-quality publication for photography and media-theory enthusiasts. This concept can be exemplified in the debate about the overall appearance of EIKON in the early 1990s: The landscape format caught on eventually; the editors at the time wanted to “physically” shake things up with this atypical layout, as the magazine did not fit into the ubiquitous IKEA bookcases and always irritatingly poked out (as the founder Carl Aigner put it). A total of 8,244 pages in this layout later, it gives us great pleasure to present the first of hopefully many triple-digit issues.
To celebrate this new era, and under the patronage of VALIE EXPORT, we initiated the EIKON Award (45+), a Europe-wide art prize for photographers and media artists aged 45 and over that includes a prize money of 5,000 Euros, and for which 273 submissions from twenty-five nations were made. EIKON #100 presents the recipients selected by Jürgen Klauke, Margot Pilz, and Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir and showcases their work in the “Portfolio” section. This issue is also the first to sport three different covers, each with an image by one of the award-winning artists: Susan MacWilliam (who received the first prize and the prize money), Katrín Elvarsdóttir, and Gabriele Rothemann. Due to the exceptional quality of the submissions, we have made the EIKON Award (45+) the general focus of this issue, with the juror Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir analyzing recent works by Ramesch Daha, Tatiana Lecomte, and Miranda Pennell, who also submitted works, concentrating on the aspect of their archival practice.
Given the political shifts currently taking place in this country and many others, we hope that this award and this milestone issue will help raise awareness, as de facto equality of men and women has not yet been achieved—not even in the arts.

Nela Eggenberger for the EIKON Team

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