A Trip Through Time – between lived tradition and cliché

Historical photographs of the Salzkammergut are reinterpreted by contemporary photo artists.

The Salzkammergut region in particular has marked by clichéd presentations as a backdrop for the tourism and recreation industry from the 19th century until today.

(Original title: Zeitreise – zwischen gelebter Tradition und Klischee)

Subject to change
© Historischer Fotograf - Michael Moser, Altaussee - drei Rekruten um 1890; Zeitgenössische Künstlerin: Yukimi Akiba (JAP) - aus der Serie ’Timeless Knots’ 2023

Yvonne Oswald (Curator)
Michael Moser, Wilhelm Burger, Friedrich Simony, Erich Bährendt, Albert Rastl, Konrad Mautner, Friedrich Ernst Brandt, Alois Eisenwenger, Hans Gilge, Heinrich Schuhmann, Victor Angerer u.a. (Historic Photographers)
Yukimi Akiba (JP), Kim Boske (NL), Tamas Dezsö (HUN), Pawel Jaszczuk (POL), Zhang Kechun (CHN), Marco Lanza (IT), Stefanie Moshammer (A), Yvonne Oswald (A), Zuzana Pistaiová (CZE),  Patrick Lambertz (CH), Yvonne Oswald (A)  (Contemporary Artists)
Narzissendorf Zloam (Project Leader)
Simone Barlian (Project Management Salzkammergut 2024)
Teresa Kranawetter (Assistance Visual Arts)

May - September 2024

About the project

Historic photographs of the Salzkammergut region, either visual documentation of everyday life, various celebrations or landscape photographs by well-known and unknown photographers will be collected. In doing so, it is not only a matter of works from a variety of archives (e.g. Trautenfels/Johanneum); the inhabitants of the Salzkammergut region will also be asked to make private historical photos available.

The historical motifs presented are intended to serve international artists as inspiration for the current era to work with the Salzkammergut region of today in photographic-artistic form as a geopolitical space. Photography will be used as an artistic means of expression to create new interpretative, sociocritical, comparative or ideological-political works with an eye on the historical motifs.

Photography is used as a means of artistic expression to recreate interpretative, socio-critical, comparative or ideological-political works with a view to the historical motifs. Special attention is paid to the works’ relation to the region and its inhabitants.

Subsequently at the Mozarteum Salzburg September until the end of the year 2024.