Vienna has got a new centre for contemporary photography: OstLicht Gallery was opened on the premises of the Brotfabrik, Vienna’s latest, dynamically evolving cultural centre, in June 2012.
The loft offers approximately 500 m² of exhibition space for group and solo exhibitions of contemporary photo art, featuring both national and international positions.
The publicly accessible library of Galerie OstLicht comprises a collection of more than 20,000 books and magazines on the art and technology of photography as well as a selecion of photography magazines. Featuring also a bookshop and a bar, OstLicht intends to function as a meeting place and centre for everyone with an interest in photography.
The opening of OstLicht means that another art institution will be established at the still new cultural centre in the former Anker bread factory, where Ernst Hilger’s Brotkunsthalle, a branch of Lichterloh, artists’studios, and a Caritas workshop are located.
Architect Gregor Eichinger designed the rooms of OstLicht, taking the historical industrial architecture into consideration.
OstLicht is a new project by Peter Coeln, who has been successfully running the photo museum WestLicht since 2001; it shows high-quality international photo exhibitions alongside a permanent exhibition of historical cameras, and also hosts auctions of photographica which are well-known beyond the borders of Austria.
Galerie für Fotografie
From 1.8. - 14.9. OstLicht is on Summerbreak!
From 15.9. we show: Preview Ressler Auktion
Gallery: Wed–Sat 12–6 pm and by appointment
closed on Mo, Tue, Sun and public holidays
Library: Wed–Fr 12–6 pm
closed on public holidays
Cora Pongracz. Das fotografische Werk
edited by Marie Röbl and Peter Coeln / Fotosammlung OstLicht
With texts by the editors and also Carola Dertnig, Silvia Eiblmayr, Felix de Mendelssohn, Cathrin Pichler, Cora Pongracz, Reinhard Priessnitz, Ferdinand Schmatz and Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna: Schlebrügge Editor, June 2016
German, 200 pages, 348 black & white images
22,3 x 29,7 cm, bound
Available in the gallery or via our online bookshop.
Before They Pass Away was published 2013 as impressive photobook, which has sold more than 70.000 copies worldwide and was awarded with the Golden German Photobook Prize. The international bestseller is available as hardcover in two formats at the gallery or via email: email@example.com
Large Hardcover Edition, signed
€ 178,- ONLY FEW LEFT!