March 29, 2002 - Camera Austria - March Issue
March 29, 2002

March Issue

Camera Austria 77: March Issue


Cover: Alexandra Vogt, smile away the parties and champagne, 2001

The cover of the March issue of CAMERA AUSTRIA International is from Alexandra Vogt’s new project, published for the first time ever in this magazine (and on show at Camera Austria Gallery, beginning April 20). In an essay discussing her works, Jan Verwoert observes that they are determined by a tension between two aesthetics of photography: exaggerated enactment and plain photographic representation. Yet it is precisely such an oscillation between reality and fantasy that characterizes the world of teenagers and horse farms described by Alexandra Vogt in her photographs and video works. Other artists’ projects in CAMERA AUSTRIA 77 include Manfred Willmann’s work in progress “Das Land”, accompanied by Martin Prinzhorn’s essay entitled “Ideology critique”; Takashi Homma’s first publication outside Japan and a commentary by Shino Kuraishi on his “Tokyo Suburbia” project; and Manuel Olveira’s analysis of the cultural and critical backdrop underlying the project “MondophreneticT! ! M” by Belgian artists Herman Asselberghs, Els Opsomer and Rony Vissers. Krystian Woznicki’s essay, “Rhetoric of loss of control”, examines the semiotic consequences of September 11 that enable the West to criminalize anti-globalizationists and have brought on a new stage in the militarization of the economy of signs.

EXHIBITION and BOOK REVIEWS: Ruth Noack writes on “CTRL-Space” at ZKM Karlsruhe; Anne Bertrand on William Eggleston at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; Sandra Wagner on Liz Larner at MOCA Los Angeles; Reinhard Braun discusses “Televisions” curated by Joshua Decter, Kunsthalle Vienna; Margaret Regan looks at “The Garry Winogrand Game of Photography” at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; Sven Lütticken reviews Jeff Wall’s outdoor installation “Lost Luggage Depot” in Rotterdam; Soenke Gau writes on Dorit Margreiter at Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck; Thilo Koenig reviews “Hans Danuser: Frost” at Winterthur Fotomuseum; Rainer Metzger reviews Terry Eagleton’s new book The Idea of Culture; Marie Röbl writes on the recent monograph by Austrian photographer Cora Pongracz; and Sigrid Adorf writes on Linda Hentschel’s Pornotopische Techniken des Betrachtens, a response to Jonathan Crary’s Techniques of the Observer.

CAMERA AUSTRIA International magazine is published quarterly, in German/English. Dedicated to the artistic and theoretical examination of contemporary image production, Camera Austria gives special attention to works dealing with the dispositifs of photography and recent image technology, and their effects and reception in the context of all aspects of contemporary culture.

CAMERA AUSTRIA is a non-profit institution, founded by artists. Activities focus on publishing CAMERA AUSTRIA International magazine, artists’ editions and book projects; conceiving and organizing exhibitions featuring international contemporary artists; a study library; symposiums. Camera Austria is supported by its members and subscribers as well as funded by the City of Graz, BKA Vienna and the federal province of Styria.

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