Travelling Eye

Travelling Eye in OstLicht

Nobuyoshi Araki, John Baldessari, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Bernhard Fuchs, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Richard Hoeck, Roni Horn, Jean-Luc Moulène, Gabriel Orozco, Jack Pierson, Gerhard Richter

As part of Eyes On – month of photography Vienna 2014 the medial art project "Travelling Eye" was being presented in Gallery OstLicht.

During the course of a year (1995/1996) the exhibition project "Travelling Eye" brought together international artists who find a new form of narrative in serial photography – stories of personal perception, reports of global movements, photography not as a means of distancing oneself from the world but as a medium of closeness. The curator of the project was Hans-Ulrich Obrist.

Each artist designed four double-page spreads in the news magazine, profil, the media location of the exhibition series which was realised in co-operation with profil and Stella Rollig – Curator of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art.

The project was a dynamic pause for breath between the surrounding news reports and brought artistic photography to a setting far removed from the art world. It inspired an unusually lively discussion around art in the medial sphere. Hubertus Czernin, then the magazine's editor-in-chief, even thought that "museum in progress was surely more hotly debated than many a feature that ran in Profil around that time."

Panel discussion on Monday, 24-11-2014, 7 pm
Theme: The travelling Eye. Artistic photography in open and medial space
Stella Rollig, director Lentos Kunstmuseum
Elke Krasny, curator and cultural theorist
Kaspar Mühlemann Hartl, director museum in progress
Bernhard Cella, Künstler und Kurator
moderation: Sophie Haslinger, Gallery OstLicht
location: Gallery OstLicht, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna