Current exhibition:
Michael Höpfner – FÜNF WEGE ZU FUSS

Exhibition run: 7 February − 4 April 2020
Opens: 6 February, 7 pm

Michael Höpfner – Von Gramsh nach Sheper (2016) Silbergelatineprint, 50x60cm, 2019

The photographer and conceptual artist Michael Höpfner is regarded as one of the few contemporary exponents of Land Art in Austria. His drawings, diary sketches and, first and foremost, his analogue photographs were created as he hiked and trekked for weeks on end, often in very remote regions of the world such as the high plateaus of Tibet or the valleys of the Alps.

In a slow process the artist then transforms his creative output into wall-mounted auratic artefacts defined by a multi-layered materiality. His artistic approach is a search for mankind’s relationship with nature and characterised by his apprehension of the world as an existential experience.

"His search for minimization is realised first and foremost in his travels to distant countries and regions. In his photographs and installations, not only does he separate the essential from the unimportant ballast, but he also firmly trains his entire focus on that essence as a narrative counterpart. No sentence, no information is too much. All that is useful is stated; all else remains unstated." (Carola Leitner)

Michael Höpfner was born in Krems/Donau, Austria, in 1972; he lives and works in Vienna. Michael Höpfner studied painting and graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the Department for Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art. He teaches art and photography at the Art and Photography Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1995 he has travelled extensively in Ukraine, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, northern India, Nepal, western China, South Korea, Senegal, Libya, Iceland, Scotland, Albania, Greece and Italy.



FOTOHOF archive:
Works by Heidi Harsieber

Exhibition run: 28 November 2019 − 4 April 2020

Heidi Harsieber, Hermann and Rita Nitsch,2009, from the series „Einblicke. Künstler und ihre Partner“

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 7 pm

Exhibition Opening: Einblicke. Künstler und ihre Partner
Heidi Harsieber in conversation

Analogue Slide Show Projection: trash
Musical accompaniment by Franz Koglmann (flugelhorn) and Peter Herbert (bass).

FOTOHOF archiv / Sparkassenstraße 2 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria


Between 2004 and 2014 the Viennese photographer Heidi Harsieber took photographs of artists and their partners during at times elaborate and long drawn-out portrait sessions. The photo book Einblicke [Insights] (published in the FOTOHOF edition) collated some of this work in book form. The FOTOHOF archiv has now been given the negatives and many of the originals from this sizeable group of works and, as part of this exhibition, offers an insight into this body of work. The exhibition takes a look ‘behind’ the individual photographs used to produce the book and showcases examples of the original series of photographs in the form of groups of photos. These photo groups are largely originals by Heidi Harsieber, who used series such as these to address her topic.

Another group of works by Heidi Harsieber entitled Trash dates from the early 1970s and features abstract colour photographs that were first shown at the Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts in Vienna in 1975 as part of a slide show; they have rarely been on display since.

FOTOHOF archive
Sparkassenstraße 2, 5020 Salzburg
Opening hours: on appointment only



BOOK TALK: 4 Artists in Conversation

Thursday, 12 March, 7 pm at FOTOHOF

Matthias Herrmann – Mantua Mantua

Book presentation at Traklhaus, 25 January, 11 am

Erwin Polanc – Mago Über Verritt

Book Presentation in Graz: 17 December, 6 pm

Inge Morath in Rome

Exibition run: 30 November – 19 January, Museo di Roma in Travestere

Book Talk: 4 Artists in Conversation

22 November, 7 pm at FOTOHOF

Book Presentation: Hanns Otte – Quartier Riedenburg

7 November, 5:30–8 pm, Architekturhaus Salzburg

Polycopies Paris

Book Fair 6 – 10 November 2019

Long Night of Museums

5 October, starting 6 pm at FOTOHOF

Book Launch: Andreas Mader – "Days Life 1988–2018"

26 September, 7 pm. SK-Stiftung Cologne

Inge Morath "Portraits" in Prague

Opens 19 September, Exhibition until 9 January 2020

Photobook Drop-In Session

Saturday, 10 August, 11 am – 1 pm


Opening and Artist Talk:
8 August, 7 pm at the archive

Gerti Deutsch – Life in Japan

Exhibiton opening and reading: 27 June, 7 pm


9 April − Talk at FOTOHOF

Katharina Gruzei − Bodies of Work

6 April − Book presentation in Vienna

It's a book

Book fair in Leipzig

photobook market

FOTO WIEN − 23 + 24 March

3 Artists in Conversation

FOTOHOF talk: 14 March 2019, 7 pm

Inge Morath − La vita. La Fotografia.

Exhibition in Treviso, Italy

Lisl Ponger. Professione: fotografa

Book presentation at Rupertinum, Salzburg: 23. February

Liebhaberei der Millionäre Der Wiener Camera-Club um 1900

Book presentation in Vienna - 21 February


Foto Wien − 23+24 March 2019

Artist Talk: Mark Steinmetz

25 January at FOTOHOF