"Man is unhappy because he doesn’t know he’s happy." (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)


Right Time Right Place

The European Month of Photography, one of the largest and most successful photography festivals in Europe, will take place in Vienna, November 2012. Robert Rutoed will present his most recent work at the WUK Projektraum, titled "Right Time Right Place".

  November 24 and 25, 2012
WUK Projektraum, Vienna
Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Wie
Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., admission free
Opening reception: November 24, 2012, 6 p.m.
Hans Tschiritsch (Multi-instrumentalist, overtone singer)
Franz Haselsteiner

Being at the right place at the right time is usually associated with happiness and success. But what happens when we are at the right place at the wrong time? Do we even know that this is the right place? And what if it turns out that it is the wrong place after all? But the right time!

Whoever loses his orientation over this thought will get a feeling for Robert Rutöd’s latest pictures. The Vienna-born photographer wandered for five years through Europe and has proven to be a keen observer with an often tragicomic view: The blind man who finds orientation by putting his stick in a tram track, the helpless swan that finds itself frozen to the vast stretch of ice, or the amputee operator of a shooting range set up in a ruined building. It gets macabre with the portraits of the Pope, Hitler and Mussolini decorating the labels of wine bottles.

Photo: Rolf Fiedler

Right Time Right Place
Tschiritsch/Haselsteiner (YouTube Video)
eyes on - Month of Photography Vienna


"Robert is part of that wonderful European street shooter legacy that is so important in a world where technology keeps our heads down, where cell phones remove us from truly being engaged with each other. And it’s this heads-down mentality that disassociates our connections with a world rich with small dramas. We need Robert’s photographs to make us realize what we are missing, and allow the levity of his work to not only see ourselves with amusement, but to simply, see ourselves." (Aline Smithson, Lenscratch)



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