Guided tour


“Friday at 1” – Espresso Tours

20-minute express guided tour of the exhibition. Quick guided tour of selected highlights. During your lunchbreak, on your own or with colleagues. Admission free. Every Friday except public holidays. Feel free to stay longer.

Every Friday between 4 October 2019 and 24 January 2020


Photo-Sound – Guided Tour with Musical Accompaniment

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 6.00 – 6.30 pm

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 6.00–6.30 p.m.

Friday, 8 November 2019, 5.00 pm (Christof Dienz with Christian Martinek, electronic instruments)
An event as part of “Premiere Days – Journeys to Art 2019”

Come straight after work. Three musical improvisations inspired by three photographs at the exhibition. Plus a short guided tour. Total length: 30 minutes. The well-known Tyrolean composer and zither virtuoso Christof Dienz will play a live improvised soundtrack to photographs at the exhibition. Admission free.


Photosynthesis – Dialogue Guided Tours

For each exhibition we invite people with an interesting specialist viewpoint to give a guided tour. For this exhibition, we have invited the following people, each of whom has a completely different perspective on the mountains:

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 6.00–7.00 p.m.

A walk through the exhibition with ethnologist Konrad Kuhn

How has the image of the mountains changed over the course of history? What do Melanie Manchot’s images tell us about our current relationship with the Alps? Konrad Kuhn, ethnologist at the University of Innsbruck, is a specialist in the cultural history of the mountains.


Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6.00–7.00 p.m

A walk through the exhibition with mountain films specialist Christian Quendler

Christian Quendler will discuss portrayals of the mountains in film in the past and present. How do portrayals of the mountains in German cinema differ from portrayals in American films? And how does that relate to the videos and photographs of Melanie Manchot?

Quendler is a film historian and specialist in portrayals of the mountains in the international history of film. He is Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck, where he teaches film and media studies.


Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 6.00–7.00 p.m.

A walk through the exhibition with tourism studies researcher Hubert J. Siller

Hubert J. Siller is University of Applied Sciences Professor and Head of the Department of Tourism and Leisure Management at MCI Management Centre Innsbruck. His current research is in the fields of leadership & management, tourism and destination development and international winter sports markets.


Meet the artist: Melanie Manchot

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 6.00–7.00 p.m.

At the conclusion of the exhibition, Melanie Manchot will hold an artist’s discussion with Hans-Joachim Gögl, Artistic Director of the INN SITU series. The discussion will focus on her development as an artist, the focal points of her work, and working conditions for photographers in the global art market.


Guided tours for children, groups or individuals are available by arrangement.

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All image rights are with the represented or the photographer: Melanie Manchot, Lukas Beck, Markus Brucker, Iris Krug, Christoph Walder, Helmut K. Lackner, Thomas Osl.