Exhibition: ‘HIJACKED 2: Australia/Germany’ at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

Exhibition dates: 13th May – 1st July 2011


Many thankx to the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art for allowing me to publish the photographs in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.



Olaf Unverzart. 'Untitled' (from the Series ‘Fallen Kann Ich Auch Alleine’) 1999


Olaf Unverzart (German, b. 1972)
Untitled (from the series Fallen Kann Ich Auch Alleine)
Pigment print
56 x 38cm/125 x 85cm
Courtesy of Oechsner Galerie


Narelle Autio. 'Untitled 8' (from the series ‘Not of This Earth’) 2001


Narelle Autio (Australian, b. 1969)
Untitled 8 (from the series Not of This Earth)
Courtesy of the artist


Jörg Brüggemann. 'Nam Song River, Vang Vieng, Laos, December 2007' 2007


Jörg Brüggemann (German, b. 1979)
Nam Song River, Vang Vieng, Laos, December 2007
C-type print
69 x 57cm
Courtesy of the artist and Ostkreuz


Ingvar Kenne. 'Nick Cave' 2001


Ingvar Kenne (Australian, born Sweden 1965)
Nick Cave
C-type print
100 x 100cm
Courtesy of the artist



Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany builds on the very considerable success of the inaugural exhibition, Hijacked 1 – Australia and America, and its internationally celebrated and hugely successful book. This new exhibition effectively considers two socially disparate nations, Germany and Australia, through an expansive photographic anthology of fascinating works, juxtaposed to suggest connections.

Hijacked 2 has been curated by Mark McPherson and Ute Noll and showcases the diverse talents and perspectives of thirty contemporary German and Australian photographers. With a focus on the depiction of the young, the boundary-riding, and the fringe-dwelling, Hijacked 2 is evocative, confronting, dreamlike and rousing.

Featured artists from Australia are: Narelle Autio, James Brickwood, Michael Corridore, Andrew Cowen, Tamara Dean, Suzie Fox, Lee Grant, Derek Henderson, Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Ingvar Kenne, Bronek Kózka, Georgia Metaxas, Polixeni Papapetrou and Louis Porter.

From Germany the artists are: Johanna Ahlert, Natalie Bothur, Jörg Brüggemann, Thekla Ehling, Albrecht Fuchs, Jan von Holleben, Karsten Kronas, Anne Lass, Jens Liebchen, Myriam Lutz, Julian Röder, Josef Schulz, Oliver Sieber, Ivonne Thein, Olaf Unverzart and Sascha Weidner.

Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany is toured by the Australian Centre for Photography. A substantial 412-page publication accompanies the exhibition with texts by Uta Daur, Bec Dean, Alasdair Foster, Bill Kouwenhoven, Katja Melzer, Daniel Palmer and Katrina Schwarz.

Text from the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art website


Oliver Sieber. 'Reita, Köln' 2007


Oliver Sieber (German, b. 1966)
Reita, Köln, 2007
Pigment print
34 x 27cm
Courtesy Galerie Priska Pasquer, Germany


Ivon Thein. 'Untitled 07' (from the series ‘Thirty-Two Kilos) 2006


Ivon Thein (German, b. 1979)
Untitled 07 (from the series Thirty-Two Kilos)
C-type print
55 x 80cm
Courtesy of Galerie Voss



Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
Hawke Building, City West campus
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, Adelaide
Phone: (08) 8302 0870

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art website


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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His art work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes Art Blart, an art and cultural memory archive, which posts mainly photography exhibitions from around the world. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne, a Master of Arts (Fine Art Photography) from RMIT University, and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

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