‘ab_bilden’ – exhibition curating

The group exhibition ab_bilden (de_pict) addresses the architecture of the Austrian Embassy in Berlin, which was designed by Hans Hollein and completed at the turn of the millennium. In their photo and video works, the artists invited by the magazine EIKON in cooperation with Jan Stradtmann describe the state of the building and trace the postmodern spirit of the 1990s in different ways. Common to all three photographers is their decoding of architecture as an enclosed space. Hollein’s statement that ‘a real architecture of our time is [. . .] about to redefine itself as a medium and to expand the range of its means’ is transferred here to photography: the works presented go beyond their mere status as representative image and break new ground both in terms of medium and technique.

Gregor Eggenberger
Claudia Larcher
Sinta Werner

Austrian Cultural Forum
Austrian Embassy Berlin
Stauffenbergstraße 1
10785 Berlin

29th September 2020, 5 pm (only by pre-registration via office[at]eikon.at)

29th September 2020, 7 pm and 8 pm (only by pre-registration via office[at]eikon.at)

Exhibition dates:
30th September – 30th November 2020
Mo – Fri, 1 pm – 4 pm (by appointment only, registration via kulturforumberlin.at)

With friendly support of:
Land Vorarlberg
Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin

In collaboration with: 
Architekturzentrum Wien / Collection
EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art
EMOP Berlin – European Month of Photography
Q21 /  MuseumsQuartier Wien