>Gallery >Exhibitions >Wahre Begebenheiten

Wahre Begebenheiten


Rolf Aigner, Walter Berger, Heinz Cibulka, Peter Dressler, Dörte Eißfeldt, Johannes Faber, Seiichi Furuya, Verena von Gagern, Ilse Haider, Robert F. Hammerstiel, Maria Hahnenkamp, Dieter Huber, Rainer Iglar, Tamarra Kaida, Leo Kandl, Klaus Peter Knoll, Sigrid Kurz, Rupert Larl, Erich Lazar, Paul Albert Leitner, Wilfried Mayrus, Inge Morath, Michaela Moscouw, Hanns Otte, Andrew Phelps, Ruth Klara Schlatter, Otmar Thormann, Christian Wachter, Manfred Willmann


“Wahre Begebenheiten” (True Events), the title of the exhibition, refers to the authenticity of the images that is commonly attributed to the medium of photography. Based on a photographic method directly related to the reality of the image, which has an unbroken tradition alongside more conceptual or deconstructivist approaches, especially in the 1980s, the content was about showing everyday things, even private things, as photographs. Despite the diversity of the artistic positions, the collected pictures are characterised by a continuous narrative attitude. The works tell stories of incidental occurrences and objects that are only detached from their original context through the photographic process and become images of everyday life. This selection is not about a return to idylls of the private sphere. On the contrary, many of the pictures deal with the abysses, offsides and empty spaces of human existence.