Das fotografische Werk
from Marie Röbl, Carola Dertnig, Silvia Eiblmayr, Felix de Mendelssohn, Cathrin Pichler, Cora Pongracz, Reinhard Priessnitz, Ferdinand Schmatz und Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
Publisher Schlebrügge Editor, 2016
29,7 x 22,3 inch
The book is based on the examination of the artist's estate that OstLicht Collection was able to acquire in 2015. Numerous illustrations, text contributions from companions, as well as a detailed essay and a documentation section, allow a representative overview of the photographer's complete oeuvre for the first time. All texts are in German.
Cora Pongracz (1943-2003) became famous for her photographs of protagonists of the artistic avant-garde in Vienna, such as Ernst Jandl, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Franz West and Arnulf Rainer. In her photographic work, however, she opposed the fixation on a single identity, meaning, or role assignment.
She understood the act of photographing as a communicative action that points beyond the boundaries of the image frame: into society, into psychology, and into politics. This is demonstrated not only by her conceptual series in which, for example, gender dispositives and performativity are questioned, but also by her lesser-known late work; approaches to this approach can already be discovered in her early oeuvre.