Les nuits blanches
Essence 10
Diplome Sommersemester 2010
Oskar Peters

Les nuits blanches 

Duration: 10. - 27. November 2010 
Tue - Sat from 8 p.m. - 0.30 a.m.
Place: das weisse haus
Geigergasse 5 - 9
1050 Wien   
Les nuits blanches: summer nights during which the sun sets late only to rise again soon. In Saint Petersburg, they became at some point a summer-night festival in need of a French name, and that name came to be synonymous with nights spent in carefree revelry, but also an image of despondent insomnia. This new convolute is making the rounds, caring little for its internal contradictions. It carries in its guts the beautiful and unfulfillable promise of timeless nights, a construct that has already been found indigestible. And there, inside the convolute, these false promises, with their surfeit of nostalgia and sentimentality, turn into their opposite, a feeling of involuntary disillusionment. In light of the insomniac's demoralizing awareness of time, wistful ideas of timelessness look decidedly ridiculous; a newfound nocturnal clear-sightedness remains impassive to any somnambulistic romanticism. Yet perhaps precisely now that such impassiveness has become the initial attitude of default can we enter again into wistful images of twilight realms. At least for a moment. Until this indulgence, too, becomes an object of examination and someone comes up with the perfidious claim that the wrong life cannot be lived rightly. It is perhaps in this backward and forward movement that we can identify a smallest denominator of collective experience in the creative arts of the sort that was sought for this group exhibition. Perhaps the urge to blindly pursue the phantom of artistic intention similarly collides, and sometimes allies itself, with the urge to remain awake and to face our own sentimentalities. The white of the nuits blanches, the lulling enraptured light, thus turns into a blank, a system error in the happy image, and then soon into barefaced insanity that, with its renewed imaginary appearance, too beautiful for its own taste to perish altogether, somehow fits quite well with those shimmering midsummer nights.
(Text: Julian Tapprich 2010)
(Installation view: das weisse haus, Installation: Olivia Jaques, Photo: Michael Hassmann)



The Essence 10

Annual Exhibition of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Exhibition opening:
23rd June 2010, 7 pm
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna
24th June 2010 – 18th July 2010
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna
The Essence 10: Photography
The essence, a distillate, a residue.
The works and exhibitions of six artists at the photography student’s Degree Show could be
loosely described as room-installation, photography and video.
Ani Asvazadurian; Jürgen Böheimer; Franz Dobnig; Eva Engelbert; Peter Hoiß; Barnabas Huber;
Ernst Koslitsch; Paul Schneggenburger; Konrad Strutz; Karin Uebelbacher
(Photo: Michael Hassmann)


Photography Degree Show Summer 2010

Eva Engelbert

23rd – 29th June, 3-7 pm

Barnabas Huber

23rd – 29th June, 3-7 pm

Ernst Koslitsch

23rd – 29th June, 3-7 pm 

Karin Uebelbacher


23rd – 29th June, 3-7 pm

Expositur Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 1030 Vienna
Room EG 10 und 10A

Jürgen Böheimer

University of applied Arts Vienna
Department of Photography
23rd – 29th June, 12 – 5 pm 

Paul Schneggenburger

Exhibition space Hildebrandgasse 9, 1180 Vienna
23rd – 29th June, 11 am – 7 pm 
Expositur Vordere Zollamtstraße
Expositur Vordere Zollamtstraße (Photo: Michael Hassmann)




new positions
Opening: 11th June 2010, 6:30 pm
Exhibition: 12th – 18th June 2010
Quellenstrasse 149 / 1100 Vienna
Una Magrét Árnadóttir, Melanie Ender, Johanna Folkmann, Catharina Freuis, Peter Hoiß, Yuko
Ichikawa, Mahir Jahmal, Christian Kurz, Bianca Larch, Julia Rohn, Clemens Schmiedbauer,
Bastian Schwind, Rudolf Strobl, Konrad Strutz
Curator: Anna Lehmann-Brauns
Developed within the semester project “Fake, Attrappe und Illusion” or fake, mock and illusion in
collaboration with the Berlin artist Anna Lehmann-Brauns, this exhibition contains works by the
students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Fine Art / Photography). Since the introduction of the medium of photography, over a hundred years ago, there has been a lingering debate questioning the validity of a photographic or filmic record, as well as the aspiration of image-objectivity that the medium seemed to promise.
The discussion continues with the introduction of digital techniques and its almost boundless
possibilities of subsequent image editing. It is becoming ever more difficult for the individual to
judge if it “really was so” or if he is witnessing a fake. There is a deeply rooted desire to “get the
picture”, thus attempting to assess the content of “truth” within an image.
Although current media theories are agreed that photographic and filmic records only portray a
purely subjective and selective extract of a stream of events, the need for clarification is still
legitimate. Thus, the desire for an objective record - beyond the question of what “objectivity” even
is - will never be appeased.
The discussion around the issues original, forgery and plagiarism or the protection of one’s own,
individual ideas is especially pertinent in times of the internet, which enables constant and
comprehensive access to all information available on the web. Will everything in the WWW be
communalised in the data-stream? What is real / what is false / is the alleged picture really a
picture or just pure construct? Many artists refer precisely to these questions in their practice and
in doing so apply different strategies in approaching the medium of photography.
Reconstructing the represented world from one’s own perspective, and subsequently 
photographing it, such as Thomas Demand or Oliver Boberg, is a highly provocative way of
making subjectivity transparent. Another possibility is to attack already existing artistic approaches
or artworks and to reuse them within a different context, as seen in Appropriation Art or even Pop
The works shown here by the students are in many different ways also concerned with these
issues. Some of the positions represented here, for instance, accentuate the creative, skilled and
visionary aspects of fakes and constructions. Other works pay reference to the magnificent
individual world of images or languages being shaped – even if unintentionally – anew. They have
chosen to construct their own hypotheses from their own unique position towards pictorial spaces
and as a result, each student has obtained his or her own individual engaged response to the
issue fake mock and illusion.
The fictitious character of the colourful artistic personality Oskar Peters was chosen as the title for
the collective exhibition. Simultaneously, his invention pays homage to all ingenious forgers of this

Diplome Sommersemester 2011
BLUE BANANA Vitirinen-Display
My dear Cargo
Diplome Wintersemester 2010/2011

Photography Degree Show, Summer Semester 2011

Ani Asvazadurian

Anonyme Rituale
2011, photography

Amin Hak-Hagir

2011, photography, installation

Yuko Ichikawa

2011, multimedia installation

Olivia Jaques

2011, work series and installation
22nd – 29th June 2011, 2 – 6pm
Opening: 21st June, 7 pm
Tour round the exhibition: 28th January, 4:30 pm - stimmt das?
Expositur Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 1030 Vienna
Room EG 10 and EG 16
Ani Asvazadurian, 2011, Holzbretter an Baum, Photography, mounted, framed, 120 x 80 cm



Blue Banana






My dear Cargo,

so there will be this opening at the Kunstverein Bremerhaven. 15th of May. 11 a.m. Not sure what
to think about it. It seems to be rather far ahead and also quite far from here. You know I´ve never
been good at picturing something that is further ahead than two days. I´m a bit like a squirrel in
that respect.
Maybe you prefer letters with a real story. But aren´t these the moments when you feel closest to
somebody - when you just want to say “oh, look up there through the leaves, there is the sky"?
all the best
P.S.: When you arrive in Bremerhaven, don´t forget to read the local newspaper.
My dear Cargo. The students of the photography class of the Vienna University of Applied Arts will
be showing their work at Kunstverein Bremerhaven. From May 15 - June 19, 2011, Tue-Fr: 11:00
a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sat-Sun: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Opening ceremony on May 15, 2011 11:00 a.m.
My dear Cargo
Exhibition: 15. 5. – 19. 6. 2011
Students of the photography class
Univ.-Prof. Gabriele Rothemann,
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Opening: 15. 5. 2011, 11:00 am
Introduction: Gabriele Rothemann und Thomas Trümper

Logo Kunsthalle Bremerhaven

>> Exhibition poster
>> Article: Punkt. 2011/1
>> Announcement: Nordseezeitung.7/5/2011
>> Announcement: Nordseezeitung.14/5/2011
>> Article: Nordseezeitung.17/5/2011




Exhibition: 9th – 12th March 2011 from 10 am - 7 pm
Photography, Neubau, 1. Stiege, 2. Stock
The exhibition features current work by the students of the photography class, created during the
course of the seminar “Expanded Photography” held by Guest Professor Joerg Auzinger.
>> Leporello on the exhibition NO PHOTO


Photography Degree Show  Winter 2010/2011

Catharina Freuis

2010, Photographs
19th - 28th January 2011, 3 – 7 pm
Opening: 18th January, 7 pm
Tour round the exhibition: 25th January, 6 pm
Expositur Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 1030 Vienna
Room EG 10
‘Raum-Konstruktionen’ or room constructions result from the preoccupation with sociological
structures, particularly those that manifest themselves within public spaces or communal
situations, such as the working environment.
Artistically, an attempt is made here to draw attention to implied yet not defined structures and
habits. This also applies to habits in viewing photographic images, within which archetypal spaces
are intended to cause provocation. These archetypal spaces evoke recognition yet evolve within
the sequence of the image, thus challenging the familiar and trusted.
(Catharina Freuis, Büro-Raum, 2010, pigment print, 115 x 170 cm)

Diplome Sommersemester 2012
Happily Ever After
Konsens ist keine Meinung
Diplome Wintersemester 2011/12



Exhibition: 13th – 29th November 2012
Heiligenkreuzer HofSchönlaterngasse 5, 1010 Vienna
actual works by students of the photography class, University of Applied Arts Vienna

During the Month of Photography, in November 2012, students of the photography class at the University of Applied Arts Vienna present their works at Heiligenkreuzer Hof. A brace structure holds cell-like cubs set into the baroque living rooms; modules become exhibition spaces the students work with. Each takes one of these parcels as the point of departure for the evolution of his or her own work of art. Drawing boundaries while also opening these constructed spatial structures is an essential aspect of the project.








>> exhibition slideshow
>> invitiation (PDF)
>> Handout  (PDF, 1,9 MByte)


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Photography Degree Show Summer 2012


Pia Mayer

2012, Photographs

University of applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2,1010 Vienna, 2nd Floor,  Department of Photography
Exhibition: 20th - 27th June 2012











Pia Mayer „16 Geweihschilder für das Reh“, 2012



Julian Tapprich


University of applied Arts Vienna
Heiligenkreuzer Hof, 1010 Vienna, Sala Terrena
Exhibition: 20th - 27th June 2012













Julian Tapprich „Ben“, Detail, 2012



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Happily Ever After

Exhibition: 29.2. - 23.3.2012
Fotoraum, Theresiengasse 25, 1180 Vienna
Alumni works of the photography class, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Curator: Mag. Ruth Horak

opening hours Mo, We, Fr 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. , Do 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
appointment upon agreement:  +43 (0) 676 517 5741




Einladungskarte zur Ausstellung - Vorderseite


>> Invitation PDF (hea.pdf - 541 KB)
>> exhibition slideshow




Exhibition: 19.1. - 17.2.2012
Fotoraum, Theresiengasse 25, 1180 Wien
actual works by students of the photography class, University of Applied Arts Vienna

opening hours: Mo,We, Fr 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thr 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
appointment upon agreement: +43 (0) 676 517 5741



Einladungskarte zur Ausstellung - Vorderseite
>> Invitation PDF (Einladung.pdf - 131 KB)
>> exhibition slideshow
>> Text Ruth Horak 
>> Booklet zur Ausstellung (PDF, 1,3 MByte)



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Photography Degree Show 2012


Benjamin Eichhorn


University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2,1010 Vienna, 2nd Floor,  staircase and class of photography 

18.-25. January, Mo 4:00-7:00 p.m., We/Fr/Sa 9:00-12:00 a.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m. 

Benjamin Eichhorn „Big Business“, 2011


Johanna Therese Folkmann


University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2,1010 Vienna, ground floor, areway A 
18.-25. January, Mo-Fr 2:00-6:00 p.m., Sar/Sun 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Performance daily 4:00 p.m.


Johanna Therese Folkmann „Eine Reihe Fenster“, 2012


Maximilian Pramatarov


Expositur Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 1030 Vienna
grund floor, Room EG 16
18.-24. January, daily 2:00-6:00 p.m., 
appointment upon agreement:  0699/81503415



Maximilian Pramatarov „In Between“, 2012


Berivan Sayici


Opening: 17. January  2012, 7:00 p.m.
Expositur Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 1030 Vienna
ground floor, Room EG 10 
18.-25. January, daily 2:00-6:00 p.m.
appointment upon agreement: 0699/11776587

Berivan Sayici „I am just a memory, you were just a thought“, 2011

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Degree Show Summer 2013


Melanie Ender

Räumlicher Re-Konstruktivismus
oder die Instabilität des Raumes

Offspace Spenglerei
Kranzgasse 24, 1150 Vienna

Opening: Wednesday, 19th June 2013, 7 pm
Laudatio: Günther Oberhollenzer (curator Essl Museum)
Exhibition: 20th - 30th June 2013, Mon - Fri 4 - 8 pm, Sat 2 - 6 pm

Melanie Ender - Raumkörper, (drei Variationen) 2013, Skulpturen: ca.50x50x200cm

Melanie Ender „Raumkörper" (three variations) 2013, sculptures: approx.50x50x200cm


Jonas Feferle


Gallery Raum mit Licht, raum2
Kaiserstrasse 32, 1070 Vienna

Opening: Thursday, 20th June 2013, 6 - 9 pm
Exhibition: 21st - 29th June 2013, Tue - Fri 2 - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 2 pm

Jonas Feferle - SPIECE 1, 2013, Installationsskizze, 141 x 94 cm










Jonas Feferle „SPIECE 1", 2013, installation sketch, 141 x 94 cm


Maximilian Hochstätter

Alte Sachlichkeit

Offspace Spenglerei
Kranzgasse 24, 1150 Vienna

Opening: Wednesday, 19th June 2013, 7 pm
Laudatio: Günther Oberhollenzer (Curator Essl Museum)
Exhibition: 20th - 30th June 2013, Mon - Fri 4 - 8 pm, Sat 2 - 6 pm

Maximilian Hochstätter - Hanne Negård, (Ausschnitt), 2013, Pigmentdruck, 100 x 75 cm









Maximilian Hochstätter „Hanne Negård“ (detail), 2013, Pigmentprint, 100 x 75 cm


Konrad Strutz

Das lückenlose Nebeneinander

Offspace Spenglerei
Kranzgasse 24, 1150 Vienna

Opening: Wednesday, 19th June 2013, 7 pm
Laudatio: Günther Oberhollenzer (Curator Essl Museum)
Exhibition: 20th - 30th June 2013, Mon - Fri 4 - 8 pm, Sat 2 - 6 pm

Konrad Strutz - Zwei Tische, 2013, C-Print, 160 x 110 cm









Konrad Strutz „Zwei Tische", 2013, C-Print, 160 x 110 cm



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We celebrate:


Fotografie an der  Angewandten | Photography at the University
of Applied Arts Vienna  2007 – 2014
ed. Gabriele Rothemann
Published within the Series Edition Angewandte

Book Release:

10-14-2015, 6:30 p.m.

Offspace Spenglerei
Kranzgasse 24 
1150 Vienna



Gerald Bast, President of the University of Applied Arts  Vienna
Gabriele  Rothemann, Head of Department of Photography

The book  presents an overview of the artistic output during the last eight years of students in the Department of Photography headed by Gabriele Rothemann. Individual artistic concepts and strategies, and experimentation with neighboring media, open free creative spaces and new visual languages of photography.


Degree Show Summer 2016


IAA A Sense of Where You Are

Wednesday June 22th 2016, 7 p.m.
June 23th - 28th 2016, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m
Expositur Vordere Zollamtsstrasse 3, 1030 Wien
ground floor, Foyer
University of Applied Arts Vienna

Das heißt:
Wenn ich die Augen schließe, kann ich fliegen.
Und wenn ich die Hände öffne, liegt Gold darin.
Alles hängt miteinander zusammen.




Andere Dimensionen der Schönheit

Exhibition: June 23th - 28th 2016
3 - 7 p.m.

Expositur Vordere Zollamtsstrasse 3, 1st Floor,1030 Vienna
Department of Photography
Fine Arts and Media Arts
University of Applied Arts Vienna

 Petra Jansova - o.T., 2016, Gelatin silver print, 30 x 30 cm

 www.petrajansova.com | Image: untitled, 2016, Gelatin silver print, 30 x 30 cm