RIGHT HERE! Innsbruck: Seven First Encounters



Exhibition
until 26.01.2019
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 11.00 AM - 18.00 PM
Saturday: 11.00 AM - 15.00 PM
BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck, FO.KU.S
free admission



Exhibition
until 26.01.2019
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 11.00 AM - 18.00 PM
Saturday: 11.00 AM - 15.00 PM
BTV Stadtforum Innsbruck, FO.KU.S
free admission

Seven artists from Leipzig

German photographic artist Joachim Brohm nominated seven students from his class to put together an exhibition that would demonstrate their range of perspectives and artistic strategies. The idea was to both examine the city and demonstrate the potential embodied by photography today, as reflected by young artists on their way to carving out their own niche in this field.

The Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB Leipzig) is unique in Germany thanks to its four areas of specialisation: painting, new media art, book design and photography. Founded in 1764, photography was added to the Academy's teaching programme back in 1893.

Six professors have been teaching aspects of artistic photography at the Academy since the 1990s. In many fields, former students from Leipzig have since become leading voices in discourse on artistic photography in teaching and artistic practice.

 

The Class for Photography and Media led by Professor Joachim Brohm

The Class is dedicated to the city in all its complexities – both as a space for artistic projection and a site for research and investigation of different artistic strategies and content. The students are receiving hands-on guidance as they develop their individual works based on a range of different strategies in terms of content and aesthetics. Programmatic exhibitions and international projects and collaborations are an integral part of the teaching programme.

The project

The artists Eva Dittrich, Florian Merdes, Julius-C. Schreiner, Mihai Sovaiala, Moritz Zeller, Nea Gumprecht and Sophia Kesting paid their first visit to Innsbruck at the beginning of November 2017. In addition to getting to know their host and the exhibition spaces, their primary goal was to discover the city and find the right angle from which to approach their work.

The concepts and themes were then finalised in Leipzig, and subsequently photographed during three working visits to Innsbruck this spring. The majority of the works for the exhibition was produced in Leipzig due to the excellent facilities offered by the Academy (workshops, laboratories, etc.).

 

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