Since 2011, the Leica Gallery shows its exhibits in the staterooms of Schloss Arenberg. The exhibitions range from Erich Lessing’s Sound of Music to other well-known professional photographers including Hubertus Hohenlohe, Irene Andessner, Jim Rakete to Wilfried Hedenborg, a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and an enthusiastic Leica photographer.
Just as diverse as the exhibits are the exhibition openings. This is an opportunity to introduce and interview the artists, sometimes accompanied by a violinist or saxophone player, or even a ballerina. At the “Sound of Music” exhibit, artists from the musical sang, and by the time they got to “Edelweiß”, the whole audience joined in, some even wept. Photography workshops with excellent photographers such as Ralph Gibson, or a lecture by Sven Barrow on the psychology of photography are also part of the program at Schloss Arenberg.
It is wonderful to see how art transforms Schloss Arenberg. Everything that takes place at Schloss Arenberg is for the greater good. Doctors come from all over the world to learn how to take better care of their patients and to share their knowledge with colleagues. This is the human face of medicine. Schloss Arenberg is a place where people can take time out of their busy schedules to meet, discuss, and understand the human condition.
Photography is the ideal art form for these discoveries. “Does not the very word ‘creative’ mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act – rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life – not death.” (Berenice Abbot)
Leica Matinee on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 am at Schloss Arenberg, Salzburg.
Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday from 12:00 am to 4:00 pm
The exhibitions, which are featured in the staterooms on the third floor of Schloss Arenberg, are free and open to the public.