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Werner Kaligofsky

Who does the land belong to?1)See aut. architektur und tirol (publishers): Vermessungen. Tirol auf der statistischen Couch, Innsbruck 2014, p. 7. A couple of years ago, on one of my trips to Tyrol, I noticed that an entire hill was missing on the other side of the valley, opposite my parents’ house; it had somehow disappeared, complete with flora and double-chairlift. As if a bomb had exploded there, leaving a giant crater on the horizon – viewed from below. ‘They building a lake up there, to provide artificial snow for the ski slopes,’ was the answer I got from the locals in reply to my look of total disbelief.

Werner Kaligofsky

Thanks to
Raad al Abbas, Friedrich Achleitner, Bernd Brandstätter, Sabine Breitwieser, Lucius Burckhardt, Leonard Cohen, Manuela Cortiel, Karim El-Gawhary, Silvia Eiblmayr, Linda Erker, Karin Erlmoser, Klaus Förster, Andreas Gfrerer, Roman Höllbacher, Rainer Iglar, Wolfgang Kos, Johannes Kostenzer, Michael Mauracher, Peter Meisnitzer, Roland Psenner, Arno Ritter, Alwin Schönberger, Sarah Schwaiger, Ravi Shankar, Andreas Siekmann, Vivian Seidl, Georg Überall, Edwin Veldt, Ayre Wachsmuth, Michael Zinganel and to all the refugees who took part in the portrait photographs at the Villa Seehof.


Werner Kaligofsky, born 1957 in Wörgl, Tyrol, studied at Höhere Graphische Bundes- Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna and at Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna. He lives and works in Vienna and Salzburg.