Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Alfred Weidinger, managing director of OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, has chosen to collaborate with the artist and curator Maria Venzl.
The two have developed the following framework for your submissions: Identities in times of...
Photography is still - perhaps even more than ever - one of the central media in the visual representation of identities. But what does this mean today, when stable social positioning is less and less based on traditional social and cultural foundations?
1 project per submission
1 to 5 files per project
Allowed file types: JPG, GIF, MOV, MP4, MPG, M4V, M2TS
At least 1500px on the long edge
Videos: At least 1080px on the long edge, max 10 minutes
Alfred Weidinger, born 1961, studied art history and archaeology at the University of Salzburg. Since April 2020 he has been managing director of OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH. Before that, as director of the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, he focused his research and exhibition activities on East German art. In 2007 he joined the Belvedere in Vienna as Chief Curator and Deputy Director, having previously worked as Deputy Director for the Albertina. His research focuses on classical modern and contemporary photography and media art.
Maria Venzl is Artist and Curator of Photography and Media Arts at Francisco Carolinum and OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz.
Guest Room is a monthly online exhibition with open submissions curated in real-time by personalities from the international photography scene. Der Greif is an award-winning organization for contemporary photography. It is print-publication, online-publication, curatorial team and joint project all at once. Der Greif connects the digital and the analogue, exploring and expanding the borders and limits of image-distribution and -reception in the digital era.
After over a decade of serving the international photography community Der Greif is now finally a registered non-profit. We believe this organizational structure best reflects our artistic and cultural mission. As always, your artistic contribution makes our work on Der Greif possible.
Since starting Guest Room in January 2015, we’ve been working hard to invite a broad range of practitioners, from gallerists to editors and curators. We are convinced that this format is an interesting and low-barrier approach to help artists get their work in front of people who might be interested in working with them. For this reason, we are asking you to consider making a financial contribution as well. That’s why we’re suggesting a voluntary donation of 6 € as a submission fee. 100% of the funds we collect from your donations will go towards helping us continue providing interesting opportunities for the photography community through Guest Room, and thus expand Der Greif.
We believe in inclusivity. We don’t want this suggested donation to stand in the way of your submission. If you are unable to contribute financially, please send an email to email@example.com to receive a voucher code which will allow you to enter for free.