Daguerre’s Soup: Christian Kosmas Mayer x Fotografis at Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, April 4 – June 16, 2019

“The Fotografis Collection is assuming a special place within the UniCredit Bank Austria art collection. Starting its activities in 1976, it treated photography as an artistic and creative medium and developed a representative cross-section of the history of international photography. The key formations of artistic photography – from the cradle years of the medium in the 1840s through to the 1980s – are compiled in the Fotografis Collection.

The artist Christian Kosmas Mayer (born in 1976 in Sigmaringen) slips into the role of curator for the exhibition “Daguerre’s Soup: Christian Kosmas Mayer x Fotografis”, and in the setting of the tresor in the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien produces an individual narrative of the photographic medium – characterised through new forms of presentation and critical response to photography.” — Kunstforum Wien

Edward Weston. Cabbage Leaf, 1931. Collection FOTOGRAFIS, Bank Austria Kunstsammlung, Wien © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona, Foto: © Hubert Auer

Margaret Bourke-White. Revival Meeting (Southern Revival), 1937. Collection FOTOGRAFIS, Bank Austria Kunstsammlung, Wien © Estate of Margaret Bourke-White

Marcel Broodthaers. La soupe de Daguerre, 1975. Colour photography, Collage. Collection FOTOGRAFIS, Bank Austria Kunstsammlung, Wien © Bildrecht, Wien, 2019

Raoul Hausmann. L’Énigme, 1946. Silver latine print with glued-on photo extracts. Collection FOTOGRAFIS, UniCredit Bank Austria kunstsammlung, Wien

Exhibition in cooperation with Foto Wien and curated by Christian Kosmas Mayer and Veronika Rudorfer (Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien).

Images courtesy Collection Fotografis, Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien.