EVENT LANGUAGE: GERMAN.
WERKSCHAU XXVIII is the continuation of the annual exhibition series of the FOTOGALERIE WIEN, which presents contemporary artists who have contributed significantly to the development of artistic photography and new media in Austria. The 28th edition is now dedicated to Andrea van der Straeten; the exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue and an edition. Born in Trier, Germany, the artist has lived and worked in Vienna since 1987.
“Her work is representative of the changes that have taken hold of the medium of photography since the 1980s and ushered it into the art world, where it was welcomed with open arms. As part of this movement, she conceived photographs for the wall, blew up the formats, presented her photos on room-sized displays or lying on the floor, made use of the new large paper formats or pre-inked special papers that came on the market. Since then, she has been moving around the edges of the media, sometimes sabotaging technology and material. Her works are political, feminist and cultural-historical, her visual language is vivid, rich in form and memorable.” (Ruth Horak).
Andrea van der Straeten’s website provides information on her exhibition activities at home and abroad, art-in-architecture projects, publications, prizes and the presence of her works in collections: www.andreavanderstraeten.net
Opening with catalogue presentation: Monday, 23 October, 7.00 p.m.
Artist Talk with ANDREA VAN DER STRAETEN "burning down the house"
16 Nov 2023/19:00-20:00H
Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Wien, Österreich
Andrea van der Straeten, M. aus: W.H.M.,1991, 3-teilig, analoge s/w-Vergrößerung auf monochromem Fotopapier, 170 x 190 cm.