OstLicht Gallery was opened on the premises of the Brotfabrik, Vienna’s latest, dynamically evolving cultural centre, in June 2012.
The loft offers approximately 500 m² of exhibition space for group and solo exhibitions of contemporary photo art, featuring both national and international positions.
The publicly accessible library of Galerie OstLicht comprises a collection of more than 20,000 books and magazines on the art and technology of photography as well as a selecion of photography magazines. Featuring also a bookshop and a bar, OstLicht intends to function as a meeting place and centre for everyone with an interest in photography.
Architect Gregor Eichinger designed the rooms of OstLicht, taking the historical industrial architecture into consideration.
OstLicht is a new project by Peter Coeln, who has been successfully running the photo museum WestLicht since 2001; it shows high-quality international photo exhibitions alongside a permanent exhibition of historical cameras, and also hosts auctions of photographica which are well-known beyond the borders of Austria.