Humans have a multi-facetted apparatus at their disposal to express themselves. One of the very first means of articulation – the body – has been continuously supplemented (and in some areas replaced) by systems of symbols or images. In addition to images it has been (and is) language together with its graphic forms that provides the main structures of communication, agency and depiction. For that reason the semiotic analysis of the stimulating and exciting interrelationships of these two specific codings is a field that repeatedly surfaces in art. This is concerned with its social surroundings, special characteristics and own position within this nexus. The art works have to be continuously re-assessed in the light of their connections with questioning the media specifics within this context. The FOTOGALERIE WIEN will be presenting art works connected to this year’s special focus Text:Image / Image:Textwhich are concerned with these complex inter-relationships and their conditions at the same time as the curatorial collective guides the emphasis towards three sub-topics: Transformation, Symbiosis and Inspiration.

(textual support: Annika Lorenz)


    12. May 2015 — 13. June 2015

    The initial exhibition of the trilogy Text:Image / Image:Text presents the most radical translation of the subject: the Transformation. The trans-medium character of the classic picture format with elements of writing or language is a seminal moment that repeatedly appears during the artists’ engagement with the subject. [...]

    3. September 2015 — 3. October 2015

    Artists´ Photo Books by: Caroline Böttcher (DE), Magda Buczek  (PL), Heinz Cibulka (AT), Olivier Cornil (BE), Emina Djukić (SI), Zsolt Ficsór (HU), Luisa Hübner (AT), Maria-José Jongerius (NL), Jung A Kim (KR), Bella Logachova (UA), Rafal Milach (PL), Markus Oberndorfer (AT), Johannes Raimann (AT), Claudia Rohrauer (AT), Fiona Rukschcio (AT), Kata Száraz (HU), Éva Szombat […]

    24. November 2015 — 16. January 2016

    After Transformation and Symbiosis – as they apply to the mutual influence of textual and image systems – this year’s special focus comes to a close with the subject of Inspiration. In this show the artists employ various approaches to engage with direct connections between text and image. [...]