Vanishing Vienna – photo::vienna at the MAK 26-30.11.2014

 MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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Matthias Herrmann | Fotograf
Michel Mallard | Art Director
Petra Percher | die Presse Schaufenster magazine
Tom Wallmann | Marketing Director, Marc O´Polo
Verena Kaspar-Eisert | Kuratorin Kunst Haus Wien
Walter Moser | Sammlungsleiter, Fotografie der Gegenwart Albertina

Vanishing Vienna

On the ancient streets that lead in to Vienna such as Trieste Straße, Breitenfurter Straße and Kaltenleutgeben Straße, there exist single-story buildings that have character and beauty but are sometimes perceived as of little or no value. This work explores these buildings that may or may not survive like the many that were abandoned and allowed to deteriorate until demolished. The history and techniques of their demise together with their unique publicness and beauty are contemplated in these 2014 works.

These five works were in the exhibition at the MAK in 2014


James P Kinsella, 'Are We Dead, Vanishing Vienna'

‘Are We Dead, Vanishing Vienna’

James P Kinsella, 'I'm Not Sure, Vanishing Vienna'

‘I’m Not Sure, Vanishing Vienna’

James P Kinsella, 'I'm Ok, Vanishing Vienna'

‘I’m Ok, Vanishing Vienna’

James P Kinsella, 'Never Say Never, Vanishing Vienna'

‘Never Say Never, Vanishing Vienna’

James P Kinsella, 'We Can Survive, Vanishing  Vienna' (540x501)

‘We Can Survive, Vanishing Vienna’