Anna-Sophie Berger is studying fashion at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Apart from the realisation of her collection she works on artistic photographic projects and in various other fields of art. Her latest collection m/m2 has won the INDIE Magazine Award and the Adlmüller scholarship. She has been spending the last season in Paris to work for Adeline André Couture and will return to Vienna to finish her diploma in fashion.
Anna-Sophie does not believe in restricting her work neither to the media nor a system and will continue to work with photography and fashion.
(c) Anna Sophie Berger
Linnéa Jänen was born in Sweden in 1982 and is living in Vienna since 2001. In 2004, she graduated from Kolleg für Fotografie at die Graphische and is now studying Art, Handicrafts and Textile Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Between 2008 and 2010, she was part of projects and exhibitions like “Eco Textile Award” and “Brennpunkt Mischkulanz” at the WUK in Vienna. Her latest project was the exhibition “private.room” at the “Galerie Raum mit Licht” in Vienna.
(c) Linnea Jänen
Roger Valentin Mandt
Roger Valentin Mandt was born in Stettin in 1971. After finishing his job training in commercial photography he worked as a freelance photographer in Hamburg and Berlin. Since 2009 his work has been presented in various group exhibitions, for example at the Museum of Communications Frankfurt, in Berlin and Nurnberg and at the Museum for Applied Arts Cologne.
(c) Roger Valentin Mandt
Flora P. invites her viewer in a world of self-reference. Flora P. shows herself as a self-promoter in a world of categorical sexual freedom. Within the overflow of exposed displays Flora P. counters the downfall of sensuality with an innocent nakedness. Soon it is realized that it is not Flora P.’s body that builds the structure of the photo but her face that together with her posture composes a figure which seems sublime and vulnerable.
(c) Flora P.
Helga Traxler was born in Freistadt/Upper Austria in 1984 and is now living and working as a free lance photographer in Linz and New York. She is currently finishing her master’s program of visual communication majoring in photography at the University of Art in Linz. She successfully completed parts of her studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2010, Helga was offered an internship at Walter Schupfer Management in New York City. At that time she also worked as a Go-See/Backstage/Runway photographer during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2010 and 2011.
She also was part of various group and solo exhibitions in Lisbon, Vienna and Linz. In 2009 Helga Traxler won the Unit F Editorial Award.
(c) Helga Traxler
Eccentric designs and communication multiply to the idea of the Milchring that has already grown into a fully grown community. People all over major cities are already collecting lids with the motivation to be part of the creative process and to give new value to a simple plastic lid.
The label Milchring was established in 2009. Name giver was a single packaging element. Jörg Gottschalk came up with the idea of making a lid the creative focus of an always growing movement. In a creative process that involves communicating, collecting, and upcycling jewelry collection, accessories, and installations are created.
Emerging from the communities dedication are expressive collaborations with fashion and jewelry designers like Junikind and Cherry Boonyapan.
(c) Jörg Gottschalk
& Milan Mladenovic
Zorana Janjic & Milan Mladenovic were both born in Serbia.
In 2004 Zorana graduated from École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture in Paris. After collecting significant experiences in diverse sectors at Parisian Haute Couture and Prêt-á-Porter houses, like Christian Dior, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Franck Sorbier, Givenchy and Morgan, she moved to Vienna, where she is studying Education in Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Since 2007/2008 she has been working on her own collections and on various projects in fields of performing and visual arts has developed two fashion labels: JANJIQUE and SPORTIKUTURA. Since 2008, she is also working as head of the fashion design department at LOMOGRAPHY in Vienna.
Milan has been studying Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna since 2004. Milan already presented his work at various festivals and group and solo exhibitions throughout Europe. His latest projects were shown at the SHOXXXBOXXX Animation Festival in Berlin and at the group exhibition “Naked Fire” in Innsbruck.
(c) Zorana Janjic, Milan Mladenovic
Jeannine Jesch was born in Budapest in 1987. She grew up in Salzburg where she attended the Musische Gymnasium with a focus on music and dance. In 2008, Jeannine graduated from Kolleg für Graphik- und Kommunikationsdesign at die Graphische in Vienna. Currently she is studying Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
(c) Jeannine Jesch
Opening: 6pm-10pm, Duration: 3-6/6/2012
Finissage from 6pm
Under what headline would you describe the Fox House? Do you have an overlapping motto?
TW: It definitely has to be “Hand in Hand”. That has become a very important phrase here. “Platform” is probably a very used term but I just like it. Or you can call it a “melting point”. Here, young art meets established art, and that is important to us. We are not one of those organizations that “only” supports young artist that no one knows. We happily invite someone who is already known and that person leads us to someone else. And so on and so forth, hand in hand, from the big ones to the small ones and back again.
Is this area here comparable with spots in other cities?
TT: The Fox House and how it is realized now comes from mix in my head that has gathered up the last couple of years during my vacations which I only spend in major cities. I like Berlin Kreuzberg and London Spitalfields, in New York I like the Meatpacking District and Chelsea. And so I thought that actually I would really like to have something like that in Vienna as well. But I could not find it anywhere. And with my team that I have around me now, we were able to realize it. Apparently it is really well received here in Vienna. I would be so happy if the Fox House with this particular team does not end up as a flash in the pan but maybe it occurs us – or someone else - to pick up this concept and bring in own ideas to create something for Vienna.
In the context of the festival for fashion & photography the Fox House will be hosting a group exhibition of young photographers and installation artists. Can you talk about this particular selection, do they have anything in common or do they occupy very different positions?
TW: The title of the festival for fashion & photography is on the first glance very straight forward. And I thought to really work with these two terms, but of course not in any classical sense. I think the first association is a lot about fashion photography, really in that sense and that is really good. But I wanted to consider different factors for my selection, factors that show an affinity to fashion and photography. I have two sculptures which are connected to fashion in the sense that they are pieces of clothing but it is not about wearing them. Maybe you can actually wear them but they have different intentions and will be presented differently. They function as a wonderful addition to the festival but have nothing to do with photography. Then there is someone who really comes from fashion photography but is dealing with it in humorous way and a little familial-psychological. There is definitely something that causes laughter, I like that very much.