In his “The Stereoscope and the Stereograph” (The Atlantic Monthly, June 1859) Oliver Wendell Holmes famously calls the newest reproduction medium of his era “mirror with memory”.
gmunden.photo understands its mission in the same way. It tries to reflect the most actual contemporaneity through lenses of diverse views, belief systems and strategies of expression. In the sense of being thoroughgoing witness of its times, this year gmunden.photo just has to react to an imminent state of urgency and invites Ukrainian artists in a dialogue with Austrian photographers and video-makers.
gmunden.photo's exhibition containers play a role of the transfer of confronting aspects of the experience of turbulent existential circumstances Ukrainian artists face during ongoing war.
gmunden.photo 2022 is happening under curatorial leadership of Yana Barinova (Kyiv, former Director of the Department of Culture Kyiv City) and Boris Ondreička (Bratislava, Artistic Director of viennacontemporary).