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EIKON #116

EIKON #116

Artists | Julien Creuzet | Omer Fast | Oliver Laric | Margot Pilz | Barbara Proschak |

Gregor Auenhammer | Thomas Ballhausen | Wolfgang Brückle | June Drevet | Nela Eggenberger | Andrea Gnam | Jana Johanna Haeckel | Ramona Heinlein | Kathrin Heinrich | Max Florian Kühlem | Peter Kunitzky | Katharina Manojlovic | Karin Pernegger | Uta M. Reindl | Abigail Solomon-Godeau | Sabine Weier | Margit Zuckriegl

Languages | German / English
| 280 x 210 mm
| 978-3-904083-09-6
108 pages

Price: € 15,00 (incl. 10% VAT)

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Julien Creuzet | Jana Johanna Haeckel
Margot Pilz | Nela Eggenberger
Omer Fast | Ramona Heinlein
Oliver Laric | Karin Pernegger
Barbara Proschak | June Drevet


 Margit Zuckriegl | Gregor Sailer


Kathrin Heinrich | Diana Barbosa Gil

IN FOKUS: Happy Birthday, EIKON!

EIKON-Founder Carl Aigner in Conversation with Gregor Auenhammer
Long time no see...


Christoph Schlingensief | Uta M. Reindl
Rebecca Horn | Katharina Manojlovic
Taysir Batniji | Abigail Solomon-Godeau
Time Without End | Sabine Weier
Earth Beats. Naturbild im Wandel | Wolfgang Brückle


with Kristina Lemke


Gilles Perress—Whatever You Say, Say Nothing


Die Kunst der Zukunft | Peter Kunitzky
Legacy Russel. Glitch Feminismus | Thomas Ballhausen
Katharina Gruzei. Mir Metro | Andrea Gnam
Arno Gisinger, Pierre Rabardel. HK Schicksale | Max Florian Kühlem


The fact that a thirtieth birthday can conjure up an identity crisis has been sufficiently well known at least since Ingeborg Bachmann. The associated uncertainty of continuing to reinvent oneself despite numerous traditions cultivated over the years makes the transition into this new decade—intensified by the broadscale irritation in the face of unprecedented global restrictions—no stroll in the park, even for a close-knit editorial team. However, thanks to the constantly evolving issues associated with lens-based media, EIKON seems to have managed to achieve a balance between continuous new discovery and invention (of content) and recognizability (of its own brand) well enough over the decades to continue to look ahead optimistically.

The focus of this issue, which concludes our anniversary year, is thus both a retrospective and a preview: To these ends, protagonists connected with the photographic medium in various ways were invited to share their views on its future and past. This is preceded by a detailed conversation between Gregor Auenhammer and our founder Carl Aigner about the initial idea behind EIKON, which has its roots in the humanities, as well as the visions of the future at the time. A potpourri of past EIKON events concludes this anniversary instead of celebrations that can hardly be planned at present, and thus awakens the anticipation of future gatherings as soon as these are permissible again.

Although publishing the magazine remains the center of all our activities to this day, EIKON has in the meantime become much more than just a publication—as a platform for photography and media art, special publications and prints (since 1992), art editions (since 1995), exhibitions in the Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien (EIKON Schaufenster, 2008–2019 and EIKON Schauraum, since 2020), various national and international cooperations (e.g. with art fairs), and the ongoing expansion of our specialist library are far from covering the full spectrum of our current tasks. We would be pleased if you would continue to appreciate our diverse activities and if, in our commitment to photography, we can continue to surprise you (and ourselves) in the future. Thank you very much!

Nela Eggenberger

for EIKON, November 2021


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