MAK Exhibition Hall
A co-operation by photo::vienna and MAK

New Perspectives on Photography

Photography is one of the youngest and, at the same time, most exciting art forms: a pictorial language that draws on the tension between the two seemingly opposing poles of voyeurism and exhibitionism. It produces and leaves behind emotions; it moves, unsettles, and attracts. With its intense atmosphere, photography inspires, stimulates, and opens the way for critical dialogue.

 At the event photo::vienna 2014 art photography, architecture and portrait photography, and commercial, editorial, and journalistic photography are all gathered together under the heading “applied photography.” The event thus serves equally as a showcase for the general public and as a forum for professionals on the lookout for new trends and developments.

Sharpening Sensitivity in Seeing
As the first retrospective for contemporary photography from Austria, photo::vienna presents a wide overview of what makes photography so exciting and will thus be of great interest to galerists, curators, collectors, art buyers, agency art directors, photo editors, etc. The platform also provides a site for the exchange of interest and ideas amongst the community of photo fans at large.

Jury Members
A select jury serves as the guarantor for the high level of photographic work shown at photo::vienna:

Alex Wiederin | Creative Director Büro New York
Alfred Weidinger | COO Belvedere/ 21er Haus 
Elfie Semotan | Photographer
Heribert Corn | Photographer Falter; derStandard
Marlies Wirth | Curator MAK
Matthias Herrmann | Photographer
Petra Percher | Die Presse Edition
Rebekka Reuter | Chief Curator WestLicht/ OstLicht
Stephan Hilpold | Head Rondo, magazine derStandard
Tom Wallmann | Marketing Director, Marc O´Polo
Verena Kaspar-Eisert | Curator Kunst Haus Wien

A cooperation between photo::vienna and MAK



Mi, 14.10., 19:00 Uhr – departure Talk
MAK Vortragssaal, Eingang Weiskirchnerstraße
Eintritt frei

Junge Fotografie 2015 | Chancen zwischen Kommerz und Kunst
Andreas Wellnitz, visual consultant ZEITmagazin
Kozva Rigaud, Director Shotview Photographers
Martin Stöbich, Fotograf
Stefanie Moshammer, Fotografin
Moderation: Stephan Hilpold


Fr, 16.10., 19:00 Uhr
MAK Vortragssaal, Eingang Weiskirchnerstraße
Eintritt frei

Macht und Ohnmacht in der Bildsprache
Manfred Klimek, Fotograf/ Fotojournalist
Martin Hochleitner, Direktor Salzburg Museum
Nina Schedlmayer, profil-Kulturressort
Moderation: Thomas Kratky


Sa, 17.10., 17:00 Uhr – Marc O´Polo Tea Time Talk
MAK Vortragssaal, Eingang Weiskirchnerstraße
Eintritt frei

Fotografie am Kunstmarkt
Stephan Hilpold im Gespräch mit  
Elfie Semotan, Erwin Wurm & Gerald Matt

live photoshooting

So, 18.10.
MAK Vortragssaal
In Kooperation mit Hasselblad Österreich

The photo::vienna/MAK Combined Ticket gives visitors reduced admission to the exhibition Joel Mayerowitz – Retrospective at the Kunst Haus Wien >>>.