Artists | Ekaterina Anokhina, Lena Rosa Händle, Hanna Putz, Yulia Tikhomirova, Borjana Ventzislavova
Date | March 3 – June 18, 2017
Location | KUNST HAUS WIEN
The group exhibition I dreamed we were alive features five positions showcased by international artists which explore intimate moments and personal experiences through the medium of photography. The frequently serial works by Ekaterina Anokhina (*1987 Moscow), Lena Rosa Händle (*1978 Berlin), Hanna Putz (*1987 Vienna) and Yulia Tikhomirova (*1981 St. Petersburg) often suggest a strong immediacy and proximity. The photographs create a flow of images that appears to follow its own inner rhythm. Black-and-white photographs are combined with a mix of colour photographs, together with successions of still lifes and portrait photographs along with staged photographs and snapshots. Photography acts as a medium for remembering a particular period of time, individual emotions or group affiliations. Borjana Ventzislavova’s (*1976 Sofia) large-format (landscape) photographs formulate poetic statements which symbolise memories while replicating the emptiness and loneliness of the world. What remains are images which, in their aesthetic and sequencing, are like moments in a dream: I dreamed we were alive.
Co-Curator: Verena Kaspar-Eisert
A zine accompanying the exhibition with a text by Austrian author Friederike Gösweiner was published by Fotohof edition.