BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck
Opening, March 28, 2022, 7 p.m
Innsbruck, an investigation
In 2018, INN SITU began its series by extending an invitation to one of the leading schools of contemporary photography. Students of Graphic Design and Book Design at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB) took a closer look at the setting in which our programme is embedded, the city of Innsbruck. This original investigation sprang from curiosity, from wondering how this young generation of artistic photographers would approach such an open but also exemplary subject. Using the photographic examination of a city as a practical example, we are able to contemplate current artistic strategies, their aesthetic patterns, the influence of theoretical discourses, and the addressing of the medium as a subject. A fertile ground of learning and experience as a space for contemporary photography.
Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Paris
Now, five years later, it is time to do it again: One of the most exciting European photography schools today is the Paris 8 University, where theory and practice are closely interlocked. Some of the most influential figures in twentieth-century European intellectual history have taught here, including Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, or Jacques Lacan.
One of the current lecturers is Arno Gisinger. The internationally renowned artistic photographer was born in Vorarlberg, studied in Innsbruck, and in resonance with this city has worked with Paris 8 University graduates to develop an exhibition and book.
Five different outside perspectives on Tyrol’s capital and five innovative approaches to the current practice of artistic photography by Florence Cardenti, Romain Darnaud, Gilberto Güiza-Rojas, Florian Schmitt, and Rachael Woodson.
A kaleidoscopic mirror that reveals deconstructed visual clichés and contemplates aspects of the city in poetic, political, or historical ways. Usually created in coproduction with institutions like the Brenner Archive, the Alpenverein, the Ferdinandeum, or the Tyrolean architecture center aut. architektur und tirol as well as with local individuals and archives.