Josef Dabernig (AT)

Special edition

Josef Dabernig graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 1981. His sculptural discourse successively dissolved into different media such as photography, text and construction. In 1996, he started to make short films, which were presented at festivals such as those in Locarno, Oberhausen, Rotterdam and Toronto. His film “Hypercrisis” was nominated for the European Film Awards at the Venice Film Festival in 2011. Recent exhibitions include: Josef Dabernig: 14 Films; MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow (2013), FORMER WEST: Notes from Berlin; BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (2013), Monday Begins on Saturday; Bergen Assembly, Bergen (2013), Leisure, Discipline and Punishment; 6th Contour Biennial, Mechelen (2013), Josef Dabernig: Panorama; Kunsthaus Graz and Neue Galerie Graz (2013). He participated at the Gwangju Biennale in 2012, the Venice Biennial in 2003 and 2001 and Manifesta 3, Ljubljana in 2000.

Monographs on the artist have been published by Kerber PhotoArt (2013), JRP|Ringier, Zürich (2008) and by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König (2005). Dabernig lives and works in Vienna.

07.11.2013 / 17:00 / VŠVU H135 / Public lecture
Travelling is a cinematic affair… / Discussion of Josef Dabernig with Christian Kravagna, Daniel Grúň and Judit Angel

Daniel Fairfax, ‘Dein Muff makes me drunk’: The Films of Josef Dabernig, available at:

Christian Kravagna, Panorama, Stage, Arena: Views of Society and History in the Photographic Work of Josef Dabernig, published in: Dabernig, Josef. Film, Photo Text Object, Construction. Texts by Silvia Eiblmayr, Christian Kravagna, Matthias Michalka, Barbara Steiner and Igor Zabel. Barbara Steiner (ed.). Leipzig: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, 2005. Cracow: Bunkier Sztuki, Innsbruck: Galerie im Taxispalais, 2006. Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, 2005.

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