Gregor Eggenberger, Claudia Larcher, Sinta Werner

The group exhibition ‘ab_bilden’ (de_pict) addresses the architecture of the Austrian Embassy in Berlin, which was designed by Hans Hollein and completed at the turn of the millennium. In their photo and video works, the artists invited by the magazine EIKON in cooperation with Jan Stradtmann describe the state of the building and trace the postmodern spirit of the 1990s in different ways.

Common to all three photographers is their decoding of architecture as an enclosed space. Hollein’s statement that ‘a real architecture of our time is [. . .] about to redefine itself as a medium and to expand the range of its means’ is transferred here to photography: the works presented go beyond their mere status as representative image and break new ground both in terms of medium and technique.