Lois Hechenblaikner

Ischgl and more. A pop-up project(ion)

MASI LAC
26.06 - 4.10.2020

Lois Hechenblaikner
Ischgl
2018
© Lois Hechenblaikner

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MASI’s LAC venue accommodates a projection of snapshots by Austrian photographer Lois Hechenblaikner. The central theme of the exhibition is his latest series of photos devoted to the Tyrolean resort of Ischgl, the result of a longstanding reportage-style research carried out by the photographer, who has been documenting the various aspects of Tyrolean ski tourism for over thirty years. In the series, Ischgl is not depicted as a mere holiday destination, but also and mainly as a notorious terminus for the après-ski crowd. Concerts, nightlife and frequently over-the-top events – defined by Hechenblaikner himself as “Delirium Alpinum” – are the focal points of his photographs, often characterised by mayhem and excess, and documented without filters or prejudices.

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Foto: Lois Hechenblaikner, Ischgl, 2016 © Lois Hechenblaikner.
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Foto: Lois Hechenblaikner, Ischgl, 2018 © Lois Hechenblaikner.
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Foto: Lois Hechenblaikner, Ischgl, 2004 © Lois Hechenblaikner.
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Foto: Lois Hechenblaikner, Ischgl, 2004 © Lois Hechenblaikner.
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Foto: Lois Hechenblaikner, Ischgl, 2012 © Lois Hechenblaikner.
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Foto: Lois Hechenblaikner, Ischgl, 2014 © Lois Hechenblaikner.
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Foto: Lois Hechenblaikner, Ischgl, 2007 © Lois Hechenblaikner.
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Foto: Lois Hechenblaikner, Ischgl, 2008 © Lois Hechenblaikner.

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