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Haltung und Pose (Position and Pose)
Elfie Semotan

Haltung und Pose, Elfie Semotan

Haltung und Pose, Elfie SemotanHaltung und Pose (Position and Pose)
Elfie Semotan

Edited by Bettina Leidl and Verena Kaspar-Eisert


178 pages
225 x 285 mm
ISBN 9783903334205


The Austrian photographer Elfie Semotan became internationally known with her fashion and advertising shots. Her photographic approach has been guided from the start by the idea of ​​capturing a person’s personality. Elfie Semotan stages and constructs multifaceted stories within the image format. The visual arts often serve as a source of inspiration for her. In addition to art-historical quotes, this passion is reflected in her many artist portraits and studio photos.

On the occasion of her 80th birthday, KUNST HAUS WIEN is honoring Elfie Semotan with a comprehensive retrospective. The exhibition Posture and Pose spans six decades of her diverse artistic work and makes it possible to experience Semotan’s photographic cosmos as a multi-layered network of specific approaches to the medium of photography. Around 150 works will be shown, from the well-known fashion and advertising photographs and haunting portraits to poetic landscape shots and still lifes.

About the Artist 
Elfie Semotan (*1941, Wels, Austria) studied at the Modeschule and worked as a model before becoming a fashion, advertising, and portrait photographer. She worked with Martin Kippenberger on the series of works known as Floß der Medusa (Medusa’s Raft). She divides her time among New York, Vienna, and Jennersdorf, Austria.

About the Publisher
The KunstHausWien is a museum in Vienna, designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. This museum in the Landstraße district houses the world’s only permanent exhibition of Hundertwasser’s works, and also hosts regular temporary exhibitions of other artists.

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