40 years of Fotohof Salzburg

In this exhibition, the title “one artist - one minute” is taken literally: an artist has the entire gallery at his disposal for one minute. During this time, he or she can show at least one picture and a maximum of 20 pictures in the form of a projection on four walls in the Stadtgalerie; the respective picture title is projected on another wall.

Fotohof is organising this exhibition on the occasion of its 40th anniversary at the invitation of the Stadtgalerie in its rooms. All artists who have had an exhibition at the Fotohof in the last 40 years were invited to participate in the concept. What was wanted was a work that was as up-to-date as possible and that could also be realised in the form of a projection. 175 participants made their work available; if a visitor wants to see the entire exhibition, he or she would have to spend almost 3 hours in the gallery.

This “visual overload” is part of the exhibition’s concept and alludes to the image consumption of contemporary net culture. As a counterbalance, an alphabetically ordered and analogue printed “score” of the projection is laid out on a desk in the exhibition room, where all the works shown can be looked up. And in an adjoining room, a cosy reading corner with books by all the participating artists, also marked alphabetically, slows down the pace of the exhibition.

The exhibition at Stadtgalerie provides a great overview of contemporary photography and unites Austrian and international photographers in a large visual panopticon.

23 Nov 2021 - 19 March 2022, Stadtgalerie Lehen   → fotohof → stadtgalerie

Voyage, voyage

Voyage, voyage. A journey through space and time. With works on the theme of travel from the museum’s collection by Johannes Muggenthaler, Thomas Struth, Stefan Huber, Matthias Hoch, Sophy Rickett, Anett Stuth, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Christian Schellenberger, and others. Curated by Marcus Andrew Hurttig. Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, July/August 2021, www.mdbk.de/voyage-voyage

„Ein Tafel-Bild im wörtlichen Sinn und ein Altarbild der zeitgenössischen Mobilität ist Brüssel #15, der Blick nach oben auf einen Ausschnitt der Anzeigetafel im Eurostar-Bahnhof Bruxelles-Midi. Nähe und Ferne, Raum und Fläche, Stillstand und Bewegung, Zeichenhaftigkeit und Abstraktion sind hier stark verdichtet.” Hubert Beck, aus: Blick eines Flaneurs - Neue Arbeiten von Matthias Hoch, FAZ, 12.09.2002 

“Brussels #15 is a panel picture in the literal sense and an altarpiece of contemporary mobility, showing a view upward across a section of the passenger information display at the Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar station. Near and far, volume and surface, stasis and movement, symbolism and abstraction are strongly compressed here.” Hubert Beck, from: Blick eines Flaneurs - Neue Arbeiten von Matthias Hoch, FAZ, 12.09.2002

Artist Talk

Florian Ebner (Centre Pompidou, Paris) in conversation with Matthias Hoch, on the occasion of Hoch’s solo exhibition »BER« at Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, June 19, 2021 (in German). Watch on Vimeo.

Video: Matthias Lindner; Installation views: Gerhard Kassner; Excerpts from the three-channel video Matthias Hoch »BER« 2021, Cinematography/editing: Philipp Hoch; Sound: Lena Meinhardt, Eva Dörr. All Photographs by Matthias Hoch © 2021 VG Bildkunst Bonn


BER 2017-2020. An airport with no planes, a terminal with no passengers, a train station with no trains, a marketplace with no market. Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (code: BER) was, for a long time, a major project that never came to an end: half-finished, devoid of function, perpetually suspended. Over a period of three years Matthias Hoch studied this stasis, looking at the site rather like an archaeologist: area by area, space by space — from the railway station to the boarding gate, from landside to airside — viewing it as a potential user might see it. The result is a series of photographs and videos showing a mysterious construct — a place in a state of eerie standstill, a place with a lost vision, somewhat fallen out of the linear order of time.

The exhibition consists of sixteen photographs (80x100 and 100x123 cm) and a three-channel video and sound installation, 4k, 13’39 min (cinematography and editing:
Philipp Hoch, sound: Lena Meinhardt, Eva Dörr). → teaser

Opening days: Friday through Sunday, June 18 – 20, from 12 noon to 7 pm daily as part of the Berlin Gallery Weekend Summer Special.
Artist talk: Matthias Hoch with Florian Ebner (Centre Pompidou), June 19, 5 pm.
Book Launch: Matthias Hoch “BER” with Spector Books, September 3, 6 pm.
Exhibition: June 18 – September 4, 2021, Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, → more


Freischwimmer. Photography of the Viehof Collection and the Museum Kurhaus Kleve. 2.10.202025.4.2021, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, www.museumkurhaus.de 

The exhibition Freischwimmer, named after a work by Wolfgang Tillmans, consists of 130 works by 30 international artists, and is arranged in 10 chapters: 

I. Natur and Still Life
II. Society and Attitude
III. Space and Construction
IV. Coincidence and Intention
V. Familiar and Alien
VI. Natur and Fiction
VII. Urbanity and Instability
VIII. Portrait and Series
IX. Things and Order
X. Illusion and Reality 

With works by Lothar Baumgarten, Laurenz Berges, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Fischli/Weiss, Ori Gersht, Dan Graham, Andreas Gursky, Matthias Hoch, Evelyn Hofer, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Jochen Lempert, Zoe Leonard, Sharon Lockhart, Josephine Meckseper, Boris Mikhailov, Peter Piller, Tata Ronkholz, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse, Cindy Sherman, Katharina Sieverding, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth, Wolfgang Tilmans, Jeff Wall, Christopher Wool and David Zink Yi. Initiated by Harald Kunde and Eugen Viehof, curated by Valentina Vlasic and Annika Forjahn.

An exhibition catalogue has been published, 24x17 cm, 172 p., de/en,
ISBN 978-3-934935-90-7.

Sky & Heaven. Der Himmel über Berlin.

»Sky & Heaven« eröffnet zwei unterschiedliche Sichtweisen auf den Himmel und damit sehr verschiedene Perspektiven auf die Welt. Der astrologische Himmel mit seinen Sternen und dem Mond, das Blau, kurz das Universum, das der Mensch als Materie erforscht, steht dem spirituellen Himmel gegenüber, dem Ort menschlicher Projektionen von Hoffnung, Frieden und Liebe. Wim Wenders‘ Film »Der Himmel über Berlin« hat dieses Doppelgesicht des Äthers schon vorgezeichnet: Die Engel Damiel und Cassiel treten in der damals noch zerrissenen Mauerstadt als Beobachter der Welt auf. Die Ausstellung zum 20jährigen Jubiläum der Guardini Galerie Berlin versucht, in unterschiedlichen künstlerischen Medien, die beiden Dimensionen des Himmels zusammenzudenken. 

Mit Werken von Dieter Appelt, Martin Assig, Anja Billing, Goran Djurovic, Lara Faroqhi, Dieter Goltzsche, Friedemann Grieshaber, Harriet Groß, Thomas Hartmann, Manfred Henkel, Matthias Hoch, Klaus Killisch, Barbara Klemm, Bernd Koberling, Jürgen Köhler, Ingar Krauss, Mark Lammert, Corinne Laroche, Maix Mayer, Jorges Molder, Loredana Nemes, Chris Newman, Uschi Niehaus, Antonio Panetta, Christian Pilz, Julian Röder, Artist Collective SCHAUM, Wolfram Adalbert Scheffler, Hans-Christian Schink, Annette & Erasmus Schröter, Malte Spohr, Micha Ullman, Ulrich Wüst, Filip Zorzor.

12.9. - 20.11.2020, Eröffnung am 11. September 2020, 19.30 Uhr. Guardini Galerie, Askanischer Platz 4, 10963 Berlin, www.guardini.de

Walking through the fields of history

The exhibition, originally planned for the opening of the new Jochen Hempel Gallery in Vienna, which was canceled due to the corona virus, can now be seen in Leipzig. 

It is a collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings – but also a collection of encounters, experiences and memories. A selection of significant artistic positions and works for the Dogenhaus/ Jochen Hempel Gallery: silkscreens from the opening exhibition with AR Penck in 1992 are on display alongside current works from 2020. 28 artists from 28 years of gallery history. 

With works by AR Penck, Ulf Puder, Frank Maibier, Klaus Killisch, Maren Roloff, Tilo Schulz, Matthias Hoch, Kaeseberg, Beat Streuli, Esko Männikkö, Albrecht Tübke, Peter Krauskopf, Stephan Balkenhol, Martin Kobe, Hartwig Ebersbach, Julius Popp, Rebecca Wilton, Imi Knoebel, Carsten Fock, Benjamin Bergmann, Jong Oh, Sven Kroner, Natalia Zaluska, Theun Govers, Harald Kirschner, Bastian Muhr, Horst Bartnig, Carlos Sagrera.

28.5. - 2.7.2020, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, www.jochenhempel.com

Moderne. Ikonografie. Fotografie.

Moderne. Ikonografie. Fotografie.
The book in two volumes was published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Magdeburg. Edited by Annegret Laabs and Uwe Gellner. Book design by Odine Pannet and Lisa Petersen, Bureau David Voss, Leipzig. 235 pages (I) + 108 pages (II), German/English, 29x19 cm each volume. ISBN 978-3-86502-433-6
Published by E.A. Seemann Verlag, Leipzig 2020, www.seemann-henschel.de

look into the book:  bureau-david-voss.de/moderne-ikonografie-fotografie

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