is a network of four independent institutions in
common interest lies in the conveyance of contemporary art within an
6pm Camera Austria
7.30pm the smallest gallery - Ort für Fotografie
9pm Grazer Kunstverein
Station Opera, Bus 59a
Bus stop in front of Künstlerhaus KM– Burgring 2
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Throughout Winter the Grazer Kunstverein is undertaking a period of hibernation, making time to plot new paths, review our program structure, conduct an in-depth energy audit, and plan for our vast new public program, The Grazer Kunstverein is Moving!, as part of Graz KulturJahr 2020, launching in January. During the interim period of reflection, we continue to produce occasional events and shared moments of exchange and presentation, with a cookery class by Fiona Hallinan and book launch for Triple Candie in December, and a newly commissioned project by Graz-based artist Richard Kriesche in February.
I remember oranges, you remember dust
6 December 2019, 4–6pm
As part of her ongoing hospitality project Fink’s, Fiona Hallinan presents I remember oranges, you remember dust, a cooking workshop in three parts that explores how to make dust, wash hands, knead ash, remove excess, preserve and persevere. For Hallinan, collectively preparing and sharing food acts as an engaged process through which to present research and exchange ideas. Located in the reception area of the Grazer Kunstverein, Fink’s is a threshold, a holding space for loitering, gathering, eating and thinking, as well as a library of leftovers from past events, with each season archived in the form of edible dust.
Grazer Kunstverein, 2017–2020
6 December 2019, 9pm
In 2017 Triple Candie (Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett) began a multi-layered research project, investigating the work and methodologies of American artist Michael Asher (1943–2012). This performative project attempted to resurrect the lost experiential potentialities of Asher’s situational artworks, drawing on a depth of research to create new interventions in a new context, that of the institutional framework of the Grazer Kunstverein. The resulting propositions, speculations, interventions, and installations are documented in a new publication, Triple Candie: Grazer Kunstverein, 2017–2020.
12–16 February, 2020
VERNISSAGE is a week-long project conceived by Richard Kriesche especially for the Grazer Kunstverein. Open only in the evenings, the project aims to reconsider the precise location of art in the contemporary context, thinking about the individual, subjective experience in contrast with the quantification of culture as data. Since the 1990’s Kriesche’s work has explored the interdependencies of art, society, technology and economy, working in critical and creative tension to problematise systems and reveal glitches. For Winter 2019/20, Kriesche creates a situation in which visitors to the Kunstverein are invited to search for, and locate meaning, against a dizzying backdrop of bureaucracy, protocol and radical hospitality.
Bildcourtesy bei Fiona Hallinan