Since 1989, Reiner Riedler, as a documentary photographer, has dealt with important topics of the present day. His view always centers on the human being in his environment.
“Fake Holidays,” his most recent project (begun in 2004) has now been shown in many places including, Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, at the European Month of Photography exhibitions in Paris and Bratislava, and at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan.
His pictures have also been published in magazines such as National Geographic, Stern, The New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune, and Le Monde 2.
Dreamlands, Centre George Pompidou Paris
Fake Holidays, Gallery AVLA NLB, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reiner Riedler - Wunderwelten, Fotoforum West, Innsbruck
Fake Holidays International Festival of Photography Lodz, Poland
The Robinson Centrifuge, Künstlervereinigung März, Linz
A Die Ideale Ausstellung, ACC Galerie Weimar, Kunstfest Weimar Tourism
Spaces of Fiction, Design Center Barcelona
Fake Holidays, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Fake Holidays, Photofestival Boutographie, Montpellier, France
Fake Holidays, International Festival of Photography Lodz, Poland
Fake Holidays, Heart Galerie, Paris, Mois de la Photo
Fake Holidays, Images 08, Vevey, CH Tourismus
All Inclusive, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, Germany
The other side, Brick 5, Month of Photography Vienna
Wolfsburg-Vienna, Städteansichten, Goethe Institut Bangkok
Fake Holidays, House of Photography, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Wonderland, Galerie Momentum, Vienna
Fake Holidays Festival of Light, Kaunas, Lithuania
Fake Holidays, Darmstädter Fototage
24 hours in Vienna, Leopold Museum, Vienna
The Possibility of an Island, Sirius Art Center, Cork, Ireland
Russian Circus, Anzenberger Gallery, Month of Photography, Vienna
(limited edition, edition of: 1000)
Publisher Moser Verlag (2008)
"When wishes are out of reach, simulation is taking over our leisure time and our holidays. Imaginary worlds are created, often under massive technological exertion, in order to offer us experience as reproducible merchandise. Although the quality of these adventures on demand sometimes proves to be rather dubious, the boom does shed light on one thing: the yearnings and dreams underlying people’s daily lives."
Text by Jens Lindworsky