is a network of four independent institutions in
common interest lies in the conveyance of contemporary art within an
Start of the exhibition:
Friday, December 11, 2020, 14:00 to 19:00
Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Veronika Eberhart, Olia Fedorova, Julia Gaisbacher, Vitya Glushchenko, Christoph Grill, Michael Heindl, Maksym Khodak, Anna Manankina, Alina Sokolova, studio ASYNCHROME, Helene Thümmel, Anton Tkachenko, Bernhard Wolf, Gamlet Zinkovsky, Anna Zvyagintseva
Nastia Khlestova, Tatyana Tumasyan / Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv
Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer / < rotor >, Graz
The slogan Дружба культур Cultural Friendship refers to
< rotor >’s long-term, bilateral cooperation with art institutions in other cities. The cooperation with the Municipal Gallery in the
eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv started in 2019. Reciprocal curatorial research at the beginning was followed by a guest artist programme in Graz and Kharkiv and then an exhibition in the ARTbasement of the Municipal Gallery in October 2019.
In terms of content, this exhibition in Ukraine already dealt with questions about the interpretation of individual freedom. Due to the all-dominant events of this year, this subject has become more topical and many things appear in a different light.
The freedom that artists insist on exerting when realising their works is another motif that must be emphasised. This can be the freedom to do something that is not provided for in the system, but it can also be the freedom to do something you don’t want to be deprived of by any means.
The exchange with the Municipal Gallery Kharkiv was also made possible by:
BMKÖS / European and International Cultural Policy, Austrian Cultural Forum Kyiv,
Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, Ukrainian Institute, Kiev
12.12.2020 – 27.2.2021
MO – FR 10:00 – 18:00, SA 12:00 – 16:00
Wednesdays until 19:30 Uhr
Closed on Sundays and holidays
Guided group tours upon reservation:
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The exhibition can be visited in compliance to the most current COVID-19 regulations.