20 March – 5 July 2015
KUNST HAUS WIEN opens its photography focus with the impressive work of the Japanese artist Rinko Kawauchi (b. 1972). The exhibition is the first comprehensive mid-career retrospective of the photographer in Europe. In large-scale cycles, she presents a universal memory and archetypical recollection, enabling reflection upon human existence.
16 October 2014 to 08 March 2015
KUNST HAUS WIEN, in cooperation with Haus der Photographie at Deichtorhallen Hamburg, is devoting a comprehensive retrospective to an exceptional American couple, the photographers Lillian Bassman (1917–2012) and Paul Himmel (1914–2009). In this exhibition, two lives are united in an extraordinary artistic symbiosis.
18 June to 5 October 2014
The topic of “shoes“ opens up an entire cosmos of stories, personal experiences and preconceptions. Shoes symbolise passion, fetish, sensuality, and the search for perfection. They represent trivial needs and at the same time are an attractive medium for artistic exploration. The subject of this exhibition is the contemplation of shoes not only as transient fashion projects but as design objects that make their own autonomous statements.
27 February to 9 June 2014
The Austrian star photographer Andreas H. Bitesnich was celebrating his 50th birthday in 2014 and looked back on 25 years of photography. In a major retrospective at KUNST HAUS WIEN, he provided unprecedented insights into his personal photographic universe.
17 October 2013 to 16 February 2014
The Swiss photographer Michel Comte, born in 1954, is a master of spontaneity and transformation who is constantly in search of new challenges. In the more than 30 years of his career, he has photographed film stars, supermodels and greats of the jazz and music scenes as well as people at scenes of crisis across the globe. Comte’s photographic eye is as sharp and alert on the red carpets of film festivals and luxury hotels as among the ruins of war zones.
6 June to 6 October 2013
KUNST HAUS WIEN is holding a retrospective devoted to the oeuvre of Linda McCartney, one of the most interesting photographers of the 20th century. The exhibition, which is the first comprehensive retrospective of McCartney’s works worldwide, presents 190 of her iconic photographs of sixties rock and roll, her family life and nature. It has been produced by KUNST HAUS WIEN in cooperation with Linda Enterprises Ltd.
31 January to 26 May 2013
10 October 2012 - 13 January 2013
When the first booths produced by the Photomaton company appeared in Paris in 1928, artists, too, were fascinated by the possibility of obtaining automated self-portraits within minutes for very little money. The Surrealists, among them André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Max Ernst and Salvador Dalí, were the first to recognise the artistic potential of photo booths. Many other artists were to follow, for example Andy Warhol, Arnulf Rainer and Cindy Sherman.
14 Juni - 30 September 2012
The photographer Elliott Erwitt delights in focussing his gift of observation on animals as well as humans – and, especially, on all-too-human situations. In his often humorous photos, he combines irony with insight, lightness with profundity. This comprehensive retrospective presents a highly active and versatile photographer who has also been called the “Woody Allen of photography”.
8 March - 3 June 2012
Politicians wrestle with crises as well as with their own public images. By presenting themselves effectively to the public, they hope to gain the voters’ trust and retain political power. However, the importance of political leaders in comparison with the CEOs of multinational corporations – which often have turnovers higher than the budgets of entire nations – is, on the whole, diminishing.
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