David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

23 July 2017

Theatre of the Actors of Regard presents Acting for the Camera

The Albertina, Vienna

With circa 120 works from the Albertina’s Photographic Collection, the exhibition Acting for the Camera examines the diverse ways in which models are staged or stage themselves before the camera. The featured photographic works, created between the 1850s and the present, represent a cross-section of photographic history as well as the diversity of the Albertina’s own holdings. The present selection is divided between six thematic emphases: motion studies, models for artists, dance, picture stories, portraits of actresses and actors, and Viennese Actionist stagings of the body.
Featured photographers (selection):
Ottomar Anschütz | Bill Brandt | Brassaï | Günter Brus | John Coplans | Hugo Erfurth | Trude Fleischmann | Seiichi Furuya | Eikoh Hosoe | Martin Imboden | Dora Kallmus | Rudolf Koppitz | Johann Victor Krämer | Heinrich Kühn | Helmar Lerski | O. Winston Link | Will McBride | Arnulf Rainer | Henry Peach Robinson | Otto Schmidt | Rudolf Schwarzkogler | Franz Xaver Setzer |Anton Josef Trcka | Erwin Wurm

Exhibition dates : 10 March - 5 June 2017


Hard to escape... 

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
Dr. Walter Moser, Kurator der Albertina spricht über unsere neue Fotografie Ausstellung ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
 Rudolf Koppitz
 Bewegungsstudie (Motion Study)
 Multicolor gum bichromate print
 Albertina, permanent loan of the Höhere Graphische Bundes-
 Lehr-und Versuchsanstalt, Vienna

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
 Actors of Regard at ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 
 The Albertina, Vienna

 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...