Austrian History Through Pictures

When it comes to visual history, Austria has a lot to show. Get filled with the historical knowledge of Austria and her history through the photographs of famed photographers of the 20th century to now in Photo/Politics/Austria in Mumok Museum, Vienna.

Lothar Rübelt Im Dianabad, 1926 Die Schwimmerinnen ruhen vor dem Rennen / The swimmers are resting before the race Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie / black-and-white photograph © Lothar Rübelt/ÖNB-Bildarchiv/picturedesk.com; (Anonym) Postkarte zum Justizpalastbrand am 15. Juli 1927 Palace of justice on fire, postcard, July 15, 1927 14 x 9 cm © Archiv Gerald Piffl/Imagno/picturedesk.com; (Anonym) Das Luftschiff “Graf Zeppelin” (D-Lz127) landet auf dem Flugplatz Wien-Aspern, 1931 Airship “Count Zeppelin” landing at the Aspern Airfield near Vienna, 1931 Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie / black-and-white photograph 23 x 17 cm © Austrian Archives/Imagno/picturedesk.com; Friedl Dicker Fürchtet den Tot nicht, verachtet das Geld, 1932–1933 Fotografie nach Fotocollage / Schenkung Oswald Oberhuber / donation by Oswald Oberhuber, 1979 © mumok;

The display aims to create a collective of photographs retelling the country’s history for the past 100 years, showcasing special events and highlights throughout the century. "Including Bauhaus educator and artist Friedl Dicker's collages of Austria's socio-politics, photojournalist and color pioneer Ernst Haas’ acclaimed shot Heimkehrer (1947), Seiichi Furuya’s State Border (1981 to 1983), the relevant Vienna Street Pictures by Kiki Kogelnik, and more.

Apart from history, this collection also studies Austrian photography history as well through the diversity of the formats which has been used. Here are some of the photographs previewing in the showcase:

(Anonym) Marshallplan, 1951 Verteilung von Luftballons mit der Aufschrift „Marshallplan 1951 – Friede – Freiheit – Wohlstand: „Marshallplan 1951 – Peace – Freedom – Wellbeing“, Vienna, Austria, March 15, 1951;: 1. APRIL 2000, A 1952 Regie: Wolfgang Liebeneiner; Mitwirkende u. a.: Josef Meinrad, Curd Jürgens, Hans Moser, Helmut Qualtinger © Filmarchiv Austria; Franz Votava Karl Schranz, 1972 Der österreichische Schifahrer Karl Schranz am Ballhausplatz; Empfang bei Bruno Kreisky nach dem Ausschluss von Schranz von den olympischen Spielen in Sapporo, 28. Februar 1972. Fotografie von Franz Votava / Austrian skier Karl Schranz at the Ballhausplatz; Gerhard Rühm Ohne Titel, 1959 (Untitled) 2007 © Gerhard Rühm; Österreichischer Staatsvertrag, 1955 Unterzeichnung des Österreichischen Staatsvertrages 1955, Empfang im Schloss Schönbrunn, 1. Mai 1955 / Signing the Austrian State Treaty 1955, reception in Belvedere Palace, Vienna, May 1, 1955 Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie / black-and-white photograph © Votava/imagno/picturedesk.com

Visit the exhibition which will be open until February 3, 2019.


Images are from the press kit.

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