(Points of) Views
Ole Frahm / Friedrich Tietjen
Photographic Control of the City
New contexts, new economies?
This place is indescribably beautiful: What a
pity you arent here! A brief phenomenology of
the picture postcard, November 2002.
The Urban Space
Biographies of the authors
Born in 1944 in Graz, art historian. Positions in
art at the scholarly level since 1969, director of
the Neue Galerie Graz 1993-1997. Since 1998 curator
in the culture departments of the Province of Styria
and the City of Graz. Professor of Recent Art History
at the University of Graz.
Favorite topics in his art projects and his research
include art in public spaces, photography, and contemporary
art that reaches beyond the traditional "white
cube" and makes social space the subject of its
focus, in order among other things to
pose the question of real meaning.
Ole Frahm / Friedrich Tietjen
Since 1992, this duo has produced articles and documentaries
on the theory of radio and the recent history of garbage.
Their most recent work together was: Kleine Theorie
der Plastiktüte / A Little Theory of the Bag,
in: Susanne Gerber (Ed.), Kunststofftüten / Plastic
Bags, Ostfildern-Ruit 2002.
In Hamburg, where he is a founding member of the
Arbeitsstelle für Graphische Literatur (ArGL),
Ole Frahm has occupied himself for several years with
the esthetics of comics. His dissertation "Genealogie
des Holocaust. Art Spiegelmans MAUS - A Survivor's
Tale is planned for this year.
Friedrich Tietjen is currently a researcher at the
Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht and is working
on his dissertation with the topic of photography
as a scientific visual medium in the 19th century.
In recent years, he has worked for the Austrian Broadcasting
Company, ORF, as a journalist and editor and at the
Vienna Secession as an exhibition organizer. In addition,
he writes art reviews and has written articles on
travel in Yugoslavia, as well as a number of contributions
Born in 1970 in Kranj, Slovenia. He graduated the
University of Cologne in art history, ethnology and
the history of Eastern Europe. Since 1996, he is the
artistic director of the kuc Gallery in Ljubljana
(www.galerija.skuc-drustvo.si). Amongst others, he
was the curator of the third U3 the Triennial
of Contemporary Slovene Art and co-curator of the
Information-Misinformation show at the 24th International
Graphic Biennial in Ljubljana in 2000. Since 2000,
he is a mentor of the curatorial course of the SCCA-Ljubljana,
Center for Contemporary Art.
Free-lance curator, author, and co-editor of "springerin
Hefte für Gegenwartskunst (springerin contemporary
art booklets). Curator of the Munich Kunstverein 1992-96.
Exhibitions: Translocation / (new)media art(s), Generali
Foundation, 1999; Erlauf erinnert sich ... (Erlauf
remembers), Erlauf/NÖ, 2000/2002; du bist die
Welt (You are the World), Wiener Festwochen, Künstlerhaus
Wien, 2001. Various publications. Lives in Vienna.
Born in 1967 in Bruck/Mur. Studied music, art history
and philosophy in Graz. Curator for modern and contemporary
art at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
in Vienna. University teaching at the Institut of
Art History in Graz. Publications on contemporary
art. Lives in Vienna.
Born in 1950, sociologist. Following studies at the
University of Vienna, academic and teaching work,
since 1976 including the universities Hannover, Osnabrück,
and Hildesheim. Since 1987 active in the Department
of Cultural Sciences at the University of Lüneburg.
In 1993, he was a co-founder of the Kunstraum (artistic
space) at the University of Lüneburg, which he
has co-directed with Beatrice von Bismarck and Diethelm
Stoller since then. In 1992 and 1994/95 he was a guest
professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Since 2001 he has been the First Chairman of the "halle_für_kunst"
in Lüneburg. Since 2002 he has been managing
director of the Institut für Kulturtheorie at
the University of Lüneburg. Research emphasis:
cultural theory, cultural sociology, sociology of
art, urban studies.