The Westlicht Museum of Photography in Vienna purchased the International Polaroid Collection from the Swiss Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne. Now over 350 Polaroids by various artists,with the help of Impossible, are on display in the museum, ranging from a self-portrait by Andy Warhol to Patrick Nagatani’s meta-referential Polaroid pieces and David Levinthal’s “Vietnam” and “Space” series’, and also many works of outstanding photographers unknown on the art market until now. “Polaroid [Im]possible” will be running from 17 June through 21 August, 2011.

Accompanying the show a catalogue will be published FROM POLAROID TO IMPOSSIBLE / MASTERPIECES OF INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHY – THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION by Hatje Cantz (Ed. Achim Heine, Rebekka Reuter, Ulrike Willingmann; German-Englisch, 192 Pages, approx. 200 Color images, bound with protective sleeve, € 39,80).


Schauplatz für Fotografie
Westbahnstraße 40
1070 Vienna