Wiener Konzerthaus

On Her Own

The black-and-white photo shows part of the busy Triester Strasse in Vienna 1982-83, with a car dealer's building and a tobacconist's in the background and moving cars in the foreground
Elfriede Mejchar, Triester Straße, 1982-83 I Wien Museum © Bildrecht, Wien 2023
The black-and-white photo shows part of the busy Triester Strasse in Vienna 1982-83, with a car dealer's building and a tobacconist's in the background and moving cars in the foreground

Elfriede Mejchar (1924–2020) was a major photographic artist, whose richly-varied oeuvre spans more than five decades, from the late 1940s well into the 21st century. The Viennese photographer, who only achieved recognition as an artist towards the end of her career, is now regarded as one of the most important representatives of the Austrian and the international photography scenes. May 10, 2024 marks the hundredth anniversary of her birth.

The exhibition in musa presents a broad cross-section of the work of this artistic outsider, and demonstrates how the renewal of postwar Austrian photography was almost "all her own work". Elfriede Mejchar consciously broke away from the photographic mainstream and the reportage style that was popular at the time. Rather than searching for the so-called "decisive moment", she approached her subjects in a strongly conceptual and serial manner. She focused not on the extraordinary but on the unspectacular and the commonplace, the everyday and the banal, repeatedly addressing these in new ways in her photographic series.

Venue

Wien Museum musa

Felderstraße 6-8
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Thu. 18 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 20 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 23 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 27 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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July

  • Thu. 18 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 20 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 23 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 27 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 30 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 31 Jul 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

August

  • Thu. 01 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 02 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 03 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 06 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 07 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 08 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 09 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 13 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 14 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 15 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 16 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 17 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 18 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 20 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 21 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 22 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 23 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 24 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun. 25 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tue. 27 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed. 28 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. 31 Aug 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

September

  • Sun. 01 Sep 2024, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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