Since 2010 the FOTOGALERIE WIEN has put on an annual solo exhibition showcasing the work of a young, upcoming artist. This series of exhibitions, SOLO, functions as a platform and springboard for artists who are at the beginning of their career but who already have an extensive body of work that could be presented to a wider public with advantage. The aim is to achieve a sustainable level of public presence for the chosen artist and includes helping to organize cooperations and touring shows.
For SOLO VIII at the beginning of this years programme 2017 we invited the artist Christina Werner.
We are happy to take part at the Ostrava Photo Festival and to present Christina Werner with her most recent work Reflecting Pools.
In recent years Christina Werner has become increasingly concerned with the effects of globalisation and especially with current migration issues, the resurgence of nationalism and questions of representation.
Reflecting Pools is Werner’s most current project and it concerns the memorial culture at ground zero in New York. The images talk of a huge police presence, massive interventions in public space – like cordon barriers – and US American patriotism. The pictures and the photo book are combined with a video with Donald Trump (post 9/11), talking about a new building that has to be ‘huge and majestic’.
Susanne Gamauf, head of FOTOGALERIE WIEN
Futher info: www.christinawerner.com