Secession Vienna | Margaret Salmon in conversation with Annette Südbeck

Secession Podcast: Artists is a series of conversations featuring artists exhibiting at the Secession. This episode is a conversation between the artist Margaret Salmon and the curator Annette Südbeck. It was recorded on April 5, 2023 in the context of the exhibition:

Margaret Salmon


28.4. – 18.6.2023

Listen to the podcast here.

Margaret Salmon creates films, photographs, and objects that weave together poetry and non-fiction. Often focusing on individuals in their everyday activities, her work captures the minutiae of daily life and infuses them with gentle grandeur, touching upon universal human themes.

In her exhibition Monument, Salmon presents two new complementary film installations that explore questions of masculinity. The 35mm film projection Boy (winter) (2022) portrays various children in Glasgow in stages of physical and psychological development, from infant to teenager; the second work, Study for a Film About Monuments (2023), displayed as an installation with monitors, originally shot on 35mm film, focuses on grownup men in a series of silent films, including one about a First-World-War memorial in Penpont, Scotland.

Dr. Annette Südbeck is managing director and curator at the Secession. She studied Fine Arts, German Studies and Arts in Braunschweig.

The Dorotheum is the exclusive sponsor of the Secession Podcast.

Jingle: Hui Ye with an excerpt from Combat of dreams for string quartet and audio feed (2016, Christine Lavant Quartett) by Alexander J. Eberhard

Editing Director: Annette Südbeck & Margaret Salmon

Editor: Paul Macheck

Programmed by the board of the Secession

Produced by Christian Lübbert

Image: Margaret Salmon, Monument, installation view, Secession 2023, photo: Iris Ranzinger