Anja Hitzenberger's current exhibition is “Still Life,” on view through the end of November 2015 in the center of Salzburg, Austria, in the display window of Raiffeisenbank (Alter Markt 8). “Still Life” is a new, ongoing series showing carelessly discarded food, left behind on streets and sidewalks — garbage representing things pushed aside and forgotten. These tossed away items tell stories about people, our society, culture and tradition.
Edward and Anja will once again be co-teaching “Let Movies Inspire Your Photography” at ICP (International Center of Photography), running Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30, March 3 through March 31, 2016. We'll view and discuss film clips from a wide range of movies and make a comparative analysis to inspire your photography, with assignments given each week. There are still seats available but it tends to fill up closer to the start date, so if you're interested, sign up now! To register or for more info, go here.
Anja will be showing new work in "vollschlank," a solo exhibition as part of Vienna's biennial photography festival, “eyes on: Monat der Fotografie”.
The show is in an unusual location: a dentist office in Vienna's first district! Dr. Hollmann & Dr. Lhotka regularly work with galleries and individual artists to present exhibitions in their offices so that they and their patients have a variety of art to enjoy. It's the perfect venue to show these photographs of sugary sweets and other food-related themes.
The opening is Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 7pm, with an introduction by Christof Stein, at Dr. Hollmann & Dr. Lhotka OG (Köllnerhofgasse 6, 1010 Wien). The exhibition will run November 14 – February 28, 2015, Mondays–Thursdays, 9am – 6pm.
Strudelmedia's latest music release is Act Necessary, the debut CD of Andy Biskin's new quartet, Ibid. Mashing up everything from polkas and New Orleans jazz to funk and Tin Pan Alley, Biskin shoehorns sophisticated compositional elements into epic miniature tunes. His all-star quartet, featuring cornetist Kirk Knuffke, trombonist Brian Drye, and drummer Jeff Davis, handles each musical hairpin turn with infectious enthusiasm and deep insight into the music’s many subtleties. It's available now at the strudelmedia store.
Anja gave a lecture about storytelling to students in the Open Arts Program at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU) in September 2014.
Anja was selected to be part of the exhibition “Summer Open” at Aperture Gallery in New York, curated by Aperture's executive director Chris Boot. Exhibition dates: July 17 through August, 2014.
A slideshow of Anja’s photography series “Chinese Fast Food” was presented at the “25th Couleur Cafe Festival” in Brussels, June 27-29, 2014.
Anja was part of an exciting group show at “Galerie im Traklhaus,” Salzburg Austria, which also travelled to “Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis,” Bregenz, in the spring of 2013, for which a catalogue was published. The other artists featured were Petra Buchegger, Annja Krautgasser and Silke Maier-Gamauf.
“Chinese Fast Food” was presented at the following art fairs in 2013: “Pulse Miami Contemporary Art Fair,” Miami (with Michael Steinberg Fine Arts); “Artfair Köln,” Cologne; “Art Market Budapest,” Budapest (both with Galerie Reinthaler)