Here in Austria, we’re slowly returning to life outside of our apartments and many of us yearn for new experiences and inspiring events. But while traveling is still quite unsure, we’d recommend a delightful alternative for this summer: immerse yourself in Viennese culture by starting with the exhibition Regina Anzenberger: Shifting Roots.
Shifting Roots tells of the origins, of going on, of ends and beginnings, of permanent change, the course of life, and the generation change
Shifting Roots was photographed along a small river near Vienna. In times of climate change, water is the blood of the earth. The river becomes a metaphor for life. Shifting Roots tells of the origins, of going on, of ends and beginnings, of permanent change, the course of life, and the generation change. The forest becomes the source of energy and inspiration for all creativity.
Regina Anzenberger is an artist, as well as the curator, founder, and director of the AnzenbergerAgency and Gallery. AnzenbergerGallery shows largely unseen young or established international artists over six to eight exhibition cycles per year. The gallery also organizes workshops and has a bookshop for rare, self-published, signed, and limited edition photography books from all over the world. Many books are published by the artists themselves and limited to an edition of not more than 100 copies.
The book Shifting Roots by Regina Anzenberger is the third part of a trilogy with Roots & Bonds (2015) and Goosewalk (2019), which we’ve written about previously. Shifting Roots book is available to order here.
In choosing the paper for the book, Regina Anzenberger together with the producer Tea Design from Bulgaria, went for quality design papers, which they have tested also in the past. Pergraphica® Natural Rough 150 g/m2 was chosen for the core, because of its quality and because it is the same colour as the background paper for the Instax work, adding originality to the book. Furthermore, the natural white tone is important for a natural forest mood, which makes the book look very authentic and organic.
Garda Premium Natural 150 g/m2 was successfully used for the cover paper and the producer was very enthusiastic about the feel and workmanship for the cover. In order to give the cover the appearance of an original, the title is added in handwriting at the end, so that every book is unique. For the leaflet again Pergraphica® Natural Rough 120 g/m2 was the ideal choice, whereas the external cover was realized by laminating Gmund Urban Architect grey in 300 g/m2 together with 2,5 mm cartboard. The paper at the end of the book is SH Recycling (grey/grey) 140 g/m2 , all these used together complete the metaphor of the book – change, the course of life and inspiration for all creativity. Shifting Roots was realized in 350 signed and numbered limited edition copies including 25 collector’s editions with a signed print.
The Regina Anzenberger: Shifting Roots exhibition opens tomorrow, May 8th between 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (during the WestLicht photo auction in the OstLicht at 5 p.m.) and continues from May 11th to August 28th, 2020 (open Wednesday to Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm and by appointment). The AnzenbergerGallery can be found on Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna, Austria. (Private gallery tours can be arranged by appointment at +43 1 587 82 51 or by email to email@example.com.)
With respect to the public health guidelines, please know that the gallery space is large and up to 12 people can enter the exhibition at the same time.
We hope to have inspired you and given you a great idea for a much-needed dose of culture!
Update November 2020: we would like to congratulate Regina Anzenberger! Shifting Roots has been awarded the BRONZE distinction at the GERMAN PHOTOBOOK PRICE 20/21.