Lisl Ponger. Professions: photographer

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Otto Breicha Prize Winner for Photo Art - Museum der Moderne Salzburg 2017

Lisl Ponger (1947 Nuremberg, DE) has been working as a freelance artist in the fields of photography and film since the early 1970s. With her staged photographic works such as La Catrina (2013) and Participant Observer (2016), Ponger shows how stereotypes, racism and gaze constructions have been preserved and continued in photography since the mid-19th century. In addition, for her own fictional museum MuKul (Museum for Foreign and Familiar Cultures), she collects objects from everyday western culture and from tourist souvenir shops that reveal how the West treats foreign cultures. In the exhibition Professione: fotografa, in addition to numerous large photographic tableaus, some of her early films as well as objects and sculptures from the MuKul Museum are presented in three chapters. The installation The Master Narrative and Don Durito, created in 2017 for the newly opened Weltmuseum Wien, can also be seen.

The title of the exhibition, chosen by the artist, is based on Michelangelo Antonioni's 1975 film Professione: reporter , which addresses problems of knowledge and personal responsibility as well as the relationship between the artist and his work.

Edited by Thorsten Sadowsky for the Museum der Moderne Salzburg
With a foreword by Thorsten Sadowsky and texts by Christiane Kuhlmann and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

brochure, thread binding,
128 pages, approx. 75 illustrations, FOTOHOF edition, Salzburg, 2019
English/German edition

ISBN 978-3-9029993-73-1