For a whole month photography will be the focus at this years biggest photo festival in Vienna. The key themes will be Thin Lines and Borders, Processing Photography, Flash! Boom! Bang!, this Beast Called Beauty and Beyond the Time. As always there will also be lectures, workshops, performances, screenings, guides and talks with artists. The opening is on the 24. October at the MUSA.
The exhibition Looking for the clouds will be the kick off for eyes on. That's one part of the special topic Thin Lines and Borders chronologically and thematically linking the 9/11 incidents with the refugee movement and the visual surveillance. Photos and videos of international artists and journalists such as Hans-Peter Feldmann, Samuel Gratacap or Anna Jermolaewa will be exhibited.
The opening will be on 24th October at the MUSA at 7pm. Official welcome by Thomas Licek, Managing Director and Michaela Obermair, Co-Director. Exhibition period: 25th October 2016 - 4. February 2017, www.musa.at.
Like always the festival sujet is created by upcoming Austrian artists. This year it is Vinzent of Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek. In fascinating shots the photgrapher documented the acrobatic talents of falling cats and whitnessed astonishing discoveries on his many voyages in the last years:
"It is amazing how fast ordinary house cats can fly through the air when they think they're not being watched!"
This series will be exhibited in the line of Eyes on in the rooms of Collectors Agenda and the publisher for contemporary art Collectors Agenda (Salmgasse 4a, 1030 Wien) on the 11th November. Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek commutes between Vienna and Berlin and shoots for renowned magazines such as Vice, Vanity Fair, Financial Times or the ZEIT magazine.
Eyes On bietet eine Plattform, auf der sich neben Museen, Galerien und Kulturinstituten auch Künstlerinnen und Fotografinnen präsentieren können. Als Gründungsmitglied des European Month of Photography (EMOP) kooperiert Wien mit den Festivals in Athen, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxemburg und Paris. Ziel dieses Netzwerkes ist es, die europäische Fotoszene durch einen künstlerischen und kuratorischen Austausch zu vernetzen und zu stärken. Seit 2013 ist Thomas Licek, Managing Director von Eyes On, auch Präsident von EMOP.
Eyes on also offers a platform where artists and photographers can present their works besides at museums, galleries and art institutes. As founder member of European Month of Photography (EMOP) Vienna collaborates with Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubiljana, Luxembourg and Paris.The aim of this network is to strenghen the artistic and curatory exchange of the European photo-scene. Since 2013 Thomas Licek has been Managing Director of the Eyes On and President of EMOP.