Editorial Lead. Anlässlich der Ausstellung was sein wird im Kunsthaus Graz haben wir uns für einen digitalen Katalog entschieden. Dieser verbindet das Prinzip Webseite mit typischen Merkmalen eines Katalogs.
'Als die Autos die Stadt verlassen hatten’ (when the cars had left the city) / Graz – around the Volksgarten park / 2020–2050
Drawing: Christian Brix
Text and narrator: Leo Kühberger
By the year 2050 there will only be a few cars left on the streets of Graz, permanently transforming the cityscape.
studio ASYNCHROME (Marleen Leitner, Michael Schitnig)
An important theme in studio ASYNCHROME’s work is democratic participation.
Graz 2030 cycling campaign, seit 2020
Artgineering Office for Urbanism and Architecture
The bicycle plays a key role in urban mobility of the future. Often neglected in the car-friendly city of recent decades, a group of bicycle activists in Graz provided a significant impetus to bicycle mobility in 1980.
3D-printed Reinforced Concrete, 2021
Institute of Structural Design/Graz University of Technology (Georg Hansemann, Robert Schmid, Christoph Holzinger, Joshua Paul Tapley, Stefan Peters, Andreas Trummer)
Lightweight ceilings made with the highly innovative digital process need 35 % less material than conventional in-situ concrete ceilings, which are usually the same thickness at all points.
Deep Learning für MRT Rekonstruktion, from 2018
In recent years, the ‘Vision, Learning and Optimization’ research group led by Thomas Pock at Graz University of Technology has developed ‘variational networks’ (VNs), which combine the advan-tages of traditional mathematical variational methods with deep learning methods.
Custodian I & II, 2021
Angelika Loderer presents a collection of unusual eggs: rejects that have no place in our standardised food industry.
Maroon – the virtual physics laboratory, from 2013
GameLabGraz, Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science/TU Graz
Videos: ORF & GameLabGraz
Maroon is an immersive virtual physics laboratory that invites us to try out and understand scientific phenomena.
VPZ Verpackungszentrum GmbH, Graz, from 1982
Neudau, from 2019
For several years now they have been conducting research into algae as the basis for an environmentally friendly foam.
Video: Michaela Humpel, 2021
Livestreaming video games brings together millions of people from all over the world. Among the livestreaming portals, Twitch.tv is the leading platform.
Captured on paper_The End _1100111, 2014
In the exhibition, Captured on paper_The End _1100111 forms a start of SHOWING STYRIA and so again marks a transitional position – this time into the exhibition’s narrative about a plurality of futures.
Wild bees, 2021
Drawings: Viktoria Zink
Scientific support: Wido Gunczy
As a crucial pollinator, the honey bee is currently a hot topic. The role of wild bees in the pollination process, however, is still unknown to wide sections of the population.
This series goes back to a postcard edition by Heinrich Hoffmann, Adolf Hitler’s personal photographer. Hoffmann’s photos were published en masse, making a significant contribution to the Führer cult under National Socialism. The artist group G.R.A.M. appropriated and restaged Hoffmann’s depictions.
*What is the ‘Common Good Balance Sheet’?
Behind the ‘Common Good Balance Sheet’ lies the ‘Economy for the Common Good (ECG)’ – a movement originating in Austria that sees itself as a fundamental critique and practical alternative to capitalist economic activity. The ECG wants to turn capitalism ‘upside down’, i.e. from profit directly to the ‘common good’.
Space Transformer / METAMORPHOSIS, from 2019
FGM-AMOR Austrian Mobility Research
A Space Transformer is an adapted cargo bike that easily and legally transforms a car parking space into public space to be used by everyone.
Targets are constructs made from telescopic antennas and golf balls placed in various positions in the Kunsthaus – on the ceiling, walls and floors.
Ohne Titel (untitled), 2013
As a medium between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality, the photogram has been part of Kupelwieser’s diverse œuvre from the 1980s until today.
15 Apr 2021–15 Apr 2021, 16:00
9 May 2021–9 May 2021, 11:00
Udit post, omnihillor sequia con quis sum quia excero inum fuga.
Silent University, in Austria from 2012/2013, seit 2012/2013
The Silent University is an autonomous knowledge exchange platform for asylum seekers and migrants initially started in 2012/2013 by the artist Ahmet Öğüt at the Tate in London.
GrazLog, from 2021
City of Graz, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
The GrazLog pilot project is developing cooperative logistics on the ‘last mile’ for environmentally friendly and service-oriented inner-city goods transport.
Suitcase of Memories A service for people with and without dementia
In Austria, there are currently about 130,000 people living with dementia, and the number is expected to double by 2050.
The Living Arch. A Study Model for a Novel Wellbeing Architecture for Honeybees, seit 2020
The experimental architectural study The Living Arch combines biology, technology and design in the quest for healthy and comfort-able spaces.
Architecture Broadcasting Network, seit 2020
KOEN Institute of Construction and Design Principles / Graz University of Technology
Video, graphics and photos: KOEN
As a social practice, architecture essentially points to a totality of spatial, technological, social and economic developments.
Zeitpolster (time cushion), from 2018
Founded in 2018, this non-profit association offers an innovative provision and care model.
Low Budget Loft House, 2013
Film: Daniel Hermes, 2021
Photos: Martin Grabner, 2021
Konrad Frey created a prototype in Hart near Graz for the development of a low-cost prefabricated house with ‘loft quality’.
About Care, ONLY LIFE (Memories burn like a forest fire. B. Eilish), 2021
Iris Andraschek’s research into the current topic of care work once again focuses on making social participation visible.
HIVEOPOLIS. Beehives of the Future, from 2019
Artificial Life Lab/Institute of Biology/University of Graz
Videos: Artificial Life Lab
The interdisciplinary and international research project HIVEOPOLIS aims to use technology to communicate with honey bees so that they can be better protected against environmental pollutants, climate change and also their natural enemies.
It is Never Facts that Tell, 2004
Muntean + Rosenblum
The protagonists of this video are young people, melancholic and mournful – full of wistfulness and gloom. Their mental state characterises a condition marked by uncertainty and lacking any security.
Favorite Objects I und II, 2020
T-shirts and bags from her artistic environment were the first collected objects that the illustrator and co-author of Tonto Comics Edda Strobl drew for her constantly growing series Favorite Objects.
Blühendes Österreich, REWE private foundation, from 2015
Heute für Morgen, Hofer KG, from 2020
Gemeinsam die Vielfalt retten, SPAR AG, 2021
There is currently much talk of the respectful use of natural resources, and large corporations in the food trade are also beginning to take responsibility in this context.
From the series Haus im Grünen, (house in green surroundings; Kunsthaus Graz, Albertina, Styria Media Center), 2017
The title Haus im Grünen – house in green surroundings – is a reference to property market advertisements.
KoOgle Online: TUit @ Kunsthaus, Workshop zu Programmieren, Elektrotechnik und Internetsicherheit
20 May 2021–20 May 2021, 16:00
27 x Display, 2021
studio itzo (Martina Schiller, Rainer Stadlbauer)
The exhibition architecture designed by studio itzo adopts a resource-saving approach on a number of levels. Most of the elements are from previous Kunsthaus exhibitions.
Ohne Titel (untitled), 2019
The photogram depicts a tensioned load securing net made of synthetic material on a scale of 1:1.
Holding Graz, Grazer Energieagentur
Beyond purely technological research, move2zero is developing a holistic concept for the complete decarbonisation of the urban bus system in Graz.
Buseinstiegstreppe aus Holz
In den zwei Forschungsprojekten WoodC.A.R. und CARpenTiER werden die Grundlagen für den Einsatz von Holz in Strukturkomponenten im Fahrzeugbau entwickelt.
Digital school, from 2020
The 8-Point Plan for Digital Learning sets out the key aims of the Austrian Ministry of Education for digitalisation in schools.
MAKAvA delighted, from 2001
MAKAvA delighted GmbH
MAKAvA has been making iced tea for two decades now – and is a model example of what product development can mean.
AnyConcept GmbH, from 2020
The daily work routine of many companies is filled with monotonous tasks that are necessary but take up a lot of time.
Nina Vobruba, Arnold Reichel
This 10-part series was selected and compiled by the artists Arnold Reichel and Nina Vobruba from the chat room ‘Kaserne Willfriede’ of the residential community CAMBIUM - Leben in Gemeinschaft.
Jedes Mal Einzigartig (unique every time), 2012
These five portraits are part of a 20-part series about life in Eisenerz, a mining town marked by change. Severin Hirsch’s sensitive portraits offer an insightful view of the residents of the Münichtal, a former residential estate for workers.
ReWaste 4.0 und ReWaste F – Recycling and Recovery of Waste for Future, 2017–2025
Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management/Montanuniversität Leoben, Mayer Recycling
Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management/Montanuniversität Leoben, Mayer Recycling
Video: studio-lou.at, © Karl Friedrich
It is no secret that our affluent society is also a throw-away society: plastic waste is accumulating in the oceans, electronic waste ends up as an environmental problem in the global south.
Bike Citizens Bicycle App, from 2011
Bike Citizens Mobile Solutions GmbH
Bike Citizens route planner function
Cycling in selected cities recorded with the Bike Citizens app
Design: Martin Engelbogen
Drawing on the knowledge of over 450,000 users, the ‘Bike Citizens Analytics’ tool and GPS cycling data also support cities and planners in continuously improving their cycling infrastructure.
Jean-Martin Fortier: Bio-Gemüse erfolgreich direkt vermarkten. Der Praxisleitfaden für die Vielfalts-Gärnterei auf kleiner Fläche, Innsbruck 2017
Concept wooden ‘Citybus’
Wooden Bus Staircase
These two research projects are laying the groundwork for the use of wood in structural components in vehicle construction.
Bikes & Rails, Vienna, from 2020
wohnlabor, Verein Bikes & Rails, habiTAT
To live in a self-determined way, in an equal, diverse house community, without having to move out again at some point because of rent increases – this is one goal of self-managed, solidarity-based housing projects.
24 Apr 2021, 11:00
9 May 2021, 11:00
Storytelling in spatial planning, from 2019
Isabel Stumfol, Luca Bierkle
Whenever we hear or read about spatial planning, it is often in connection with problems: dying town centres, urban sprawl, the new shopping centre at the entrance to a town.
Alfredo Barsuglia collaborated with the Ortweinschule Graz to build a small temporary art museum on the Kunsthaus forecourt. Suahtsnuk – Kunsthaus backwards – is both an urban sculpture and an alternative art space. As ‘the other alien’, it is open and freely accessible whenever the Kunsthaus Graz is closed.
Hardly Working, 2021
Total Refusal (Susanna Flock, Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf)
Total Refusal takes the video game Red Dead Redemption 2, played millions of times, as the basis for a reflection on the capitalist concept of labour.
International Village Shop, seit 2007
Myvillages (Katrin Böhm, Wapke Feenstra, Antje Schiffers)
The International Village Shop (IVS) is a network of rural places where forms of production and trade are tested.
Unlearning Classroom, 2017
IZK, Artistic Practice 1, 2017 (lecturer: Daniela Brasil)
The concept of the World as a Classroom emerges, where instead of the controversial ECTS points system of academic achievement, a WTCS, a global collection of study experiences is proposed.
SoLaKo – Solidarische LandwirtschaftsKooperative (solidarity farming cooperative), farms in western and eastern Styria and also distribution points in Graz, from 2013
SoLaKo is a collective of four farms, an apiary and an association of ‘harvest sharers’ who want to further develop the idea of solidarity.
Deconstructed furniture, objects for reading, working and talking, 2021, 2021
Erika Thümmel and the Caritas workshops
This deconstructed furniture was designed by artist, restorer and exhibition designer Erika Thümmel. Positioned in the exhibition and discourse area of Space04, the furniture encourages visitors to pause for a moment.
#Commons #Gemeinschaft #ZusammenArbeit: The Comedy of the Commons. Gehört solidarischem Wirtschaften die Zukunft?
6 May 2021, 19:00
Podium & Diskussion mit Karina Neuhold (Weizer Schafbauern eG - Region Weiz), Gerald Harrer (ESIT - Erste Steirische IT-Genossenschaft - Semriach), Patrick Huiber (SoLaKo - Solidarische LandwirtschaftsKooperative - Grazer Umland) und Martin Strobl (Referat für Agrargemeinschaften, Land Steiermark). Moderation: Dirk Raith
Modell Steiermark, from 1972/1980
The Styrian People’s Party
Styrian Model in Discussion, politicum 3, 1981
Verein für Politik und Zeitgeschichte in der Steiermark
Experiment Wohnbau. Die partizipative Architektur des Modell Steiermark (Housing Experiment. The participatory architecture of the Styrian Model), 2019
As an open platform of the Styrian People’s Party in the 1970s and 1980s, the Modell Steiermark (Styrian Model) discussed future issues in all areas of society – open-ended, controversial and extending beyond the horizon of a legislative period.
Training Democracy, 2012
In Training Democracy, Werner Reiterer explores the social demands of various opinion leaders in his own subversive way. Quotes collected from the American and European pro- and anti-abortion movements from 1999 to 2007 include protest slogans such as ‘Keep abortion legal’ or ‘My body, my decision’.
The basic income
Two main directions can be found among the various concepts of basic income – an economic liberal approach and a humanistic emancipatory approach.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving, from 2007
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have already become the norm in our vehicles in recent years, from lane keeping, parking and braking assist to adaptive cruise control. The next step – the transition from assisted to partially and fully automated driving – is already on the horizon.
First installed in 2010 for the exhibition Mehrwert (added value) in front of the church in Quartier Leech, the fictitious construction sign marked the public garden with fruit trees next to the church as the building site of a spectacular architecture.
The Future is Calling, 2020
Anna Vasof’s works invite us to discover the absurd world theatre behind the wishes and desires of everyday life.
A+A = AaA, 2020
Eisenberger combines classical subjects of art history, ‘vanitas’ motifs that remind us of the ephemerality of existence, with elements from popular culture.
SPLITTERWERK FORDERN NEUBAUSTOPP (SPLITTERWERK demand a halt to new construction), 2021
Since 1988, the collective’s transdisciplinary approach has focused on questions of spatial, social and ecological transformation.
Mitigation of Shock, 2017–2019
(Project team: Jon Ardern, Anab Jain, Maël Héna", Mikhaela Dietch, Jon Flint, Vytautas Jankauskas, Jake Charles Rees, Alix McCabe, Danielle Knight, Nicola Ferrao, Matthew Edgson)
Animals hunted in the city are cooked, self-made window barricades and long-serving radios protect against threatening weather and marauding urban hunters.
17 Apr 2021–17 Apr 2021, 17:00
Neuberg College, from 2015
Verein für Übersetzung der Gesellschaft (Association for the Translation of Society)
Since 2015, an open collective of artists and scientists has been developing the non-profit Neuberg College in collaboration with the town of Neuberg an der Mürz. It is devoted to process-open learning and engages with its rural surroundings.
nonconform ideenwerkstatt/Krapfeneffekt: Ortskernbelebung Trofaiach (Krapfen Effect: revitalisation of Trofaiach town centre),, from 2014
Der Krapfeneffekt, 2021
nonconform is, technically speaking, a firm of architects. But only technically. Following the motto ‘thinking ahead together’, noncon-form develops concepts for a durable, vibrant living environment together with users and key actors in the format ideenwerkstatt, or idea workshop.
Open Modes and Trial Mode, 2014–2018
A project by: Akademie Graz / Camera Austria / esc medien kunst labor / FORUM STADTPARK / Grazer Kunstverein / IZK/TU Graz / < rotor > Centre for Contemporary Art / Künstlerhaus KM / Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
Offener Betrieb (Open Modes) – and before that Probebetrieb (Trial Mode) – took the idea of a collective, dehierarchised, collaborative and open educational situation as their starting point.
This five-minute experimental film by the artist, curator and musician Eva Ursprung focuses on disturbing images such as flickering, colour shifts or image noise in old video recordings.
Club Hybrid. Ein Demonstrativbau in Graz (a demonstration building in Graz), 2021
Heidi Pretterhofer und Michael Rieper
Video: Club Hybrid
Club Hybrid is an open demonstration building that will be a place for experimenting, exhibiting and discourse for a fortnight in the summer of 2021.
Future Space, 2018
Like the exhibition itself, the drawing shows that tracing future approaches to our finite planet Earth calls for not only many different voices, but also the childlike courage to explore new paths. Without losing our balance.
The BIX Light and Media Façade consumes as much energy per year as an average detached house
Richard Buckminster Fuller: Bedienungsanleitung für das Raumschiff Erde und andere Schriften, Hamburg 2010
Täglicher Zigarettenkonsum (daily cigarette consumption), 23 09 1979 – 22 09 1980, 1979–1980
(handwritten copy of the original for the exhibition On Discipline at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam) Josef Dabernig
Over the course of days and weeks, disciplined series of numbers have been compiled to record the daily consumption of cigarettes.
Project Heidi – drone delivery by the Austrian post office, from 2016
Video: Eugen Prosquill & Jakob Kattner
Drones are growing in importance for civilian and scientific purposes such as search and rescue missions, land surveys, infrastructure inspection and even mail delivery.
Kühle Wand (cool wall), 2021
Breathe Earth Collective (Karlheinz Boiger, Lisa Maria Enzenhofer, Andreas Goritschnig, Markus Jeschaunig, Bernhard König)
Das transdisziplinär arbeitende Kollektiv entwickelt eine unkonventionelle Kühlung, die klimapositives Denken in die Tat umsetzt. Rund 14° kaltes Wasser aus der Grundwasserzisterne unter dem Kunsthaus wird nach oben gepumpt und läuft durch einen Kühlkörper aus dünnen Kupferrohren.
Schule im Aufbruch (School on the Move), from 2012
Schule im Aufbruch is an international initiative in German-speaking countries that advocates holistic and transformative education. It was founded to promote ‘education as the development of potential’.
The Process of Painting, 2012
Liu Xiaodong belongs to the generation of Chinese artists who grew up at a time of rural exodus and explosive growth in the major cities.
tim. täglich. intelligent. mobil (tim. daily. intelligent. mobile.), from 2016
Graz and central region of Styria, from 2016 Holding Graz
tim is ‘your ideal companion through everyday mobility’, promises the service, which has been appearing in and around Graz in the form of mobility hubs since 2016.
Education dialogue and programme
This board will display a growing collection of opinions and current information related to education and mediation.
Windmaschinenfahnen (wind machine banners), 2021
Hannes Priesch in collaboration with Herta Kramer-Priesch
Hannes Priesch has created new insignia for the Kunsthaus, bearing a message of polyphony. Extremely carefully crafted, the wind machine banners appear almost as the guardian figures of a distant future. Diverse and ambiguous, they point the way forward – towards a plurality of futures.
Klimaschutznotverordnung/KliNo (emergency climate protection regulation) 2021, 2020
The housing and construction sector is responsible for a substan-tial part of the production of greenhouse gases – because of its consumption of resources and energy, the construction process, the operation of buildings, their demolition, soil sealing, mobility caused by urban sprawl and other knock-on effects.
PLATZEN – School for Civic Action, Graz-Andritz, 2021
The School for Civic Action is an educational experiment that tests alternative approaches to ‘city-making’.
Bad Pictures 1997–2010, 2019
The artist Ulrike Königshofer’s work often investigates image realities. For Bad Pictures she went in search of the criteria for image quality or image optimisation.
The directness of Christian Eisenberger’s group picture of older women is reminiscent of the cardboard figures he placed in public space from the late 1990s onwards.
All things must pass, 2018
Five chains showing the predicted dates of ends of the world that did not take place, and those that are still to come.
materialnomaden, from 2017
The panelling of disused ÖBB wagons comes from materialnomaden.
BauKarussell, from 2016
pulswerk GmbH, Romm ZT, RepaNet
The steel trusses that fit so well into the architecture of the Kunsthaus have had a previous life.
Go out on a limb, 2021
In Go out on a limb, Angelika Loderer once again focuses on the appropriation of a found form and the interplay between snapshot and control.
Der Boden und die Uneinsichtigkeit, 2021
Zeichnungen: Viktoria Zink
Wissenschaftliche Begleitung: Gabriel Kirchmair
Der Boden beherbergt eine schier unendliche Vielzahl von Organismen, über deren Leben erstaunlich wenig bekannt ist.
Your Way to the Top, 2000 until now
Helmut & Johanna Kandl
The starting point for this project is found photos from the early 20th century – coloured glass slides from the collection of the Lower Austrian Provincial Museum, which were used as teaching aids between the wars.
Take Your Most Loved Philosophers, 2002
Red Light, 2015–2017
The first One Minute Sculptures were created in 1997. They call on visitors to follow the artist’s sometimes absurd instructions.
Planning proposals for integrated comprehensive schools, 1970
TEAM A GRAZ (Franz Cziharz, Dietrich Ecker, Herbert Missoni, Jörg Wallmüller) with Helmut Satzinger
50 years ago, a sense of optimism reigned in Austria’s educational landscape. Both educational experts and a significant number of architects introduced proposals and concepts.
BIO ZENTRUM (organic centre) Grottenhof, under construction
A new farm shop with a café at the central market place, a farm offering demonstrations and a fun experience, a research centre and an innovation centre for organic agriculture form the five cornerstones of the new centre together with the school.
Bildungszentrum Pestalozzi, Leoben-Donawitz, 2013–2016
nonconform with Michael Zinner, schulRAUMkultur
How can an old-fashioned ‘school barracks’ with endless corridors, a listed building, be transformed into a place of forward-thinking education?
Annette Hillebrandt, Petra Riegler-Floors, Anja Rosen, Johanna-Katharina Seggewiss: Atlas Recycling. Gebäude als Materialressource, München 2018
Lignobatt, seit 2017
Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology/ Graz University of Technology
At Graz University of Technology they have developed a way to use the flavouring substance vanillin, which we all know from baking, for sustainable energy storage.
e-prop – Brain Inspired Computing, from 2019
Animation: TU Graz
Researchers in the field of Brain Inspired Computing are using the human brain as a model in an attempt to make AI more energy-efficient.
Der Boden und die Uneinsichtigkeit (The soil and the invisibleness), 2021
Drawings: Viktoria Zink, Scientific support: Gabriel Kirchmair
Viktoria Zink draws selected organisms, in this instance found in a near-natural beech forest.
FIELD STATION (with research table), 2020–2021
Anita Fuchs has rented a meadow on the border between Austria and Slovenia. For months now, she has been working there out of her FIELD STATION – a shiny cube that looks like a minimalist sculpture.
The Blue Frog Society – A habitat without territory, 2011
The Blue Frog Society is the fictional vision of a future society. Our habitat is no longer shaped by (spatial) property claims, but by communal, non-material values that arise from an open-ended negotiation process and which are based on a broad understanding of commons.
(surprising) chrysalis, 2021
Through the medium of photography, Zita Oberwalder regularly creates narrative pictorial spaces that are ‘read’ as one walks.
VR-SenseCity – Virtual laboratory for sensory perception, from 2019
Video: JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL
Limited sensory function and mobility in old age can lead to a reduction in the quality of life – the VR-SenseCity installation aims to make people aware of various aspects of sensory perception again through virtual mindfulness training. The virtual environment takes the form of a city and focuses on visual and auditory stimuli.
Cambium, Fehring bei Graz, from 2017
wohnlabor, Verein Leben in Gemeinschaft
Many people dream of living a life close to nature, integrated into a community of solidarity. In Fehring, a group have dared to take this step and are transforming a former barracks with a 16-hectare plot of land into an ecovillage by building it themselves.
It is -not- my Id!, 2013
As a resistance to stereotypes and racism, Maryam Mohammadi produced a series of self-portraits showing herself on a contradictory path to blonde and blue-eyed conformity.
The books in the library are on loan from the participants of SHOWING STYRIA at the Kunsthaus Graz.
SoWAS, from 2021
Institute of Logistics Engineering/Graz University of Technology, City of Graz
By now almost all of us are familiar with the self-service area at the post office – where you can pick up and drop off parcels 24 hours a day. But a ‘Paketbox’ parcel box can do even more than this.
Material Library (Steiermark), 2021
In his temporary material library, the artist Andreas Fogarasi gathers materials used in current building projects.
Earth (Three times), 2011/2021
Once again, Manfred Erjautz manages to undermine presumed certainties about the means of the sculptural process.
The Sharing Economy, 2018
studio ASYNCHROME (Marleen Leitner, Michael Schitnig)
In Weltverschiebung, the desire for public space is juxtaposed with the growing economisation of what once seemed like endless outer space.
Blubber pours out of the vents of the building like clouds of beer foam, clusters of shiny plastic balls that appear on all of the levels.
Timeular – the remote company, seit 2016
Timeular is a remote work company, meaning that its employees are not tied to a physical office and are in fact spread across four continents and nine countries.
Agricultural communities in Styria, 2021
Narrators: Martin Strobl (Technical Director of the Agricultural District Authority for Styria) Otto Siebenhofer (Deputy chairman of the Krakaudorfer Gemeindeberg agricultural community), Leo Kühberger
Especially in agriculture, the communal use of resources has a long tradition. In many areas these traditional rights of use still exist today.
In October 2019 I listened to animals imitating humans, 2019
Sound and Sounddesign: Paul Remund
Building rubble and fragments of sculpture cover the floor in Martin Roth’s sound and space installation. A posthuman landscape of ruin – yet solitary pioneer plants are reclaiming the signs of humankind’s exploitation and destructive power.
Rurasmus, from 2021
Elisabeth Leitner, Roland Gruber
Rurasmus is an initiative for a European ‘countryside semester’ as an addition to the established Erasmus programme, allowing young people to develop a new perspective on rural Europe.
The Trial of Superdebthunterbot, 2016
A fictional debt collecting company (Debt BB) codes an algorithm known as the ‘Superdebthunterbot’ to ensure fewer loan defaulters. Five individuals die as a result of the algorithm’s actions.
Meadow seed, from 2007
Heli Kammerer, Stattegg
Whether it is in food shops or DIY stores, in specialised shops or as give-aways at events – almost everywhere we now find meadow seed packets containing a diverse mix of species. Their contents can vary greatly, however.
100 Spectres, 2018–2020 (selection from a 110-piece series)
With the help of the Limnological Institute in Konstanz, Sarah Bildstein analysed water samples from all over the world.
VHCK: Viktoria Hohl, Christian Konrad
Hashtags have been used to organise the contents and knowledge areas of SHOWING STYRIA at the Kunsthaus Graz into an overall structure. A hashtag is a keyword or phrase preceded by the hash symbol and makes messages with a particular content or theme easier to search for on social networks.
The artist and graphic designer Karl Neubacher was one of the pioneers of avant-garde and conceptual art in Graz.
Megaphon portraits of Ismail Osman, Zsolt Berki, Jude Idemudia, Valentine Agbi, 2021
Megaphon is the Styrian street magazine. It reports on cultural events, social initiatives and the lives of people on the fringes of society.
Shelf Condition, 2021
Cabinet Morphosis, 2021
Arnold Reinisch’s works are situated between photography and installation. He makes everyday objects and plastic materials into elaborately handcrafted depictions of a posthuman life form.
Eva & Co.
Co-operative feminist culture magazine, published in Graz from 1982 to 1992
Founded by the artists Veronika Dreier, Dorothea Konrad, Silvia Ulrich, Eva Ursprung and Anne Wrulich in Graz, Eva & Co. was the first feminist art and culture magazine in Europe.
Mit dem Skizzenstift bauen sich von Menschen gestaltete Szenen im Wald auf. Kurz aufblitzende Fotos überblenden, um gleich darauf zu zerbrechen.
Humusaufbau-Projekt Kaindorf, Gerald Dunst, seit 2007
Pflanzenkohle, Klaus Schrefler & Thomas Gösweiner, 2021
Klaus Schrefler & Thomas Gösweiner
This project is devoted to researching, communicating and promoting humus formation.
Kitchen Cow, 2019
Food waste produced in a kitchen is chopped up and converted into biogas in a fermenter – the glass ‘stomach’ of the Kitchen-Cow.
NO MORE BITTER PILLS, 2020
Concept: Christine Braunersreuther, David Kranzelbinder (Pavelhaus – Pavlova hiša), Adina Camhy
In order to raise awareness of this state of affairs, the artist Adina Camhy designed posters that call for more appreciation of care work. NO MORE BITTER PILLS continues her project. The posters were shown in the exhibition HILFSLINIEN - Linije pomoči in the Pavelhaus – Pavlova hiša, but were also distributed in public space.
The Past is Present, 2021
Samson Ogiamien’s work is a meeting between Beninese bronze art, which has its roots in spiritual, ritual contexts, and Western modern sculptural traditions.
Wild Cage, 1991–2013
Gebiet Extern, 1994
Skyline I und Skyline II, 1994
Wild Cube Destroyed, 2009
From the 1970s on, Lois Weinberger explored the interdependence of nature and society. He worked on a poetic and political network that directs the focus onto marginal zones and calls into question hierar-chies of various kinds.
HI HAHA HYÄNENBUCH (hee haha hyena book), 2017
The Burschenschaft Hysteria is an association and a feminist project that satirically adopts and adapts the rituals and modes of speaking found in traditional male student fraternities.
KooWo – Kooperatives Wohnen, (cooperative living), Eggersdorf bei Graz, seit 2019
wohnlabor, Verein Kooperatives Wohnen Volkersdorf, Die WoGen – Wohnprojekte-Genossenschaft
Cooperative, shared and self-determined – can it work?
District project ANNENViERTEL, from 2014
District project association ANNENViERTEL, Maria Reiner
Flea markets, table-tennis rounds, dancing among the plants, knitting, gardening without a garden of your own ... the long, colourful list of socio-cultural activities in the ANNENViERTEL district since 2014 could go on and on.
Ocean Earth, 1993
Hg. Peter Weibel
Wasserplanung für Europa, 1998
In 1980, Peter Fend, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Jenny Holzer, Peter Nadin, Richard Prince and Robin Winters founded the ‘Ocean Earth Construction and Development Corporation’ (OECD), generally known as ‘Ocean Earth’. Artists, architects and scientists collaborate in an interdisciplinary approach, with interests that include carbon-free energy production (such as solar and wind energy, energy from ocean circulation, conversion of organic waste, hydrogen) and mariculture facilities for algae production.
Basic Education for All, 2020
Submission by City of Graz Men’s Hostel for a poster competition at KUNSTLABOR Graz | uniT
Beyond the traditional educational institutions, KUNSTLABOR Graz | uniT promotes learning and development through artistic focuses within a range of projects.
All that remains of Christian Eisenberger’s artistic interventions in nature are photographs.
Smart wood logistics / PhysICAL, from 2021
Fraunhofer Austria Research, Institute of Logistics Engineering/Graz University of Technology
The ‘Physical Internet’ (PI) is a logistics model for an optimised goods transport system that follows the concept of the internet.
Hufschale, Hufbehälter mit Knochen, Teller mit Hühnerklauen und Fell (Hoof dish, hoof container with bone, plate with chicken claws and fur), 1973
Schreibknochen (Writing bone), 1974
‘Alle wollen mehr. Nie genug’ (Everyone wants more. Never enough) – so reads the text of a large-format poster in which Ingeborg Strobl took aim at consumerism.
Studio ceiling at Schloss Seehof, Lunz am See, 2020
Institute of Structural Design/Graz University of Technology (Georg Hansemann, Robert Schmid, Christoph Holzinger, Joshua Paul Tapley, Stefan Peters, Andreas Trummer), Hans Kupelwieser
Video: Robert Schmid,Institute of Structural Design
Grafik: Georg Hansemann, Institute of Structural Design
For a roof of approximately 100 m² over a studio space in Schloss Seehof in Lunz am See, 130 different 3D-printed concrete recess formers were digitally planned, produced automatically and installed by hand.
HIER WASSER LASSEN, 2021
Auer investigates the toilet signs at the Kunsthaus, challenging tradi-tional gender images and divisions with her artistic, interventionist commentaries.
Cultural Transfers, 2012
The design of these signs is based on the system of isotypes (Interna-tional System of Typographic Picture Education). This was developed in 1925 by Otto Neurath who, as a Jew, fled from Vienna in 1934.
Let’s live together, 2020/21
project team: Rebekka Hirschberg, Anna Jäger, Jomo Ruderer
What does it look like when living space does not end at your front door? More and more people are attracted to community living and see it as a promising alternative for themselves and society.
Drei Ähren (Three ears of grain), circa 1985
Ein Brief an den Weizen (A letter to the wheat), circa 1990
While many crop varieties have been created over the centuries by constant selection and crossing, so improving the world’s food security, the number of species and varieties in use has been dramat-ically reduced in the course of just a few decades.
Shaping Stanz together, from 2016
Municipality of Stanz im Mürztal, SCAN – Agency for Market and Social Analysis, Nussmüller Architects
Stanz is not like any other place. It is situated in the heart of the Mürztal valley, which is experiencing structural change and emigration – and yet this community of 1,848 inhabitants grows by a few inhabitants every year. Together with 21 other European towns, it presents its recipe for success to the EU Commission.
Volkschule Mariagrün, Graz, 2011–2014
City of Graz/GBG, Avrchitekturwerk Christoph Kalb and Philipp Berktold Architects with Susanne Bertsch
Photos: Markus Kaiser, Graz
Built in 2014, the Mariagrün primary school is a passive building made mainly of wood and located on a green-field site in Graz. This welcoming, light and airy structure provides a range of options in the space that support the school’s progressive approach to education, providing an environment for eight classes.
FRAUEN * LIFE * LIVE, Video project (Trailer), 2020
live: strong women from the district concept and implementation: Isabella Krainer
The murauerInnen (Murau women) have set themselves the aim of updating role models and the assumptions made about the countryside.
Stoffwechsel. Infrastruktur. Lebensraum (Metabolism.Infrastructure. Habitat), 2021
Michael Zinganel + Michael Hieslmair
Cities and the built densities between them are nothing more than fragments of much larger networks of supply and waste disposal. One of these hubs of regional and transnational routes is formed here by a suspended, expansive framework.
Dürrenstein-Lassingtal wilderness area, 2021
Austria has a wilderness area that is unique in Central
Europe – the Dürrenstein-Lassingtal wilderness area, home to the
Rothwald primeval forest.
New Order (Hole Hilfe! und Es dreht sich um dich!), 2008
For the painter Alois Mosbacher, the forest is like a cinematic ‘crime scene’. With quick charcoal strokes on monochrome, artificial and cold-looking colour surfaces in oil, he sketches ominously charged scenarios of a man-made and seemingly lost environment.
Race across St. Oswald, 2008
G.R.A.M.’s film borrows from Charlie Chaplin’s Kid Auto Races at Venice from 1914.
Take a Walk on the Mind Side!, 2020
Erstmals als nachdenkliche Werbebotschaften vom Künstler selbst durch den Stadtraum getragen, verweisen die Botschaften zum Wert von Arbeit oder Kultur auf Abhängigkeiten von Ökonomie, Status und Aufmerksamkeit.
Kaufhaus der Zukunft, from 2019
Das Deka-/Gramm (Graz), Kaufhaus Hubmann (Stainz and Eibiswald), Kaufhaus Loder (Kumberg), Kaufhaus Reisinger (Passail)
Behind the ‘store of the future’ is a collaboration between four regional local suppliers: three long-established traders from the area around Graz and a start-up founder from the city of Graz.
HyCentA, from 2005
HyCentA – Hydrogen Center Austria
The Hydrogen Center Austria conducts research into the vision of a renewable energy system. Due to its versatility, hydrogen plays a key role.
nahgenuss web service KG, from 2016
It is a well-known problem that farmers usually do not get a fair price for their products and often do not have the time, money or talent to market them directly.
Verstehen, Verbünden, Verbreiten (Understand, Connect, Disseminate), Vending machine filled with three different print types, 2019/2021
An old condom vending machine has been refilled by the Graz-based collective RISOGRAD. Three different packages contain a chronology of feminist activities in Austria, a manifesto collection and an activism packet, practising feminist social criticism.
Zeitlinie Graz (Timeline Graz),, from 2018
Patrick Clipot and Daniel Pinnitsch
The web application Zeitlinie Graz presents the development of the tram and suburban railway network in Graz from its beginnings in 1878 to the present day.
The posters and videos on this wall show various forms of social activism and protest in the field of environmental and social policy, civil, human and animal rights.
Eisen immerdar, 2020
This work is part of the multi-year artistic research project Mapping Painting, which pursues the question of where the colours, pigments and binding agents in a painting come from.
Reclaiming Abundance, 2021
In Reclaiming Abundance, global temperatures and the associated disasters have also continued to increase in Styria.
Wir kommen zusammen (we come together), 2021
Gaisbacher spent several weeks in Stanz reflecting from an artistic perspective on a successful participation project initiated in 2016 as part of a local revitalisation.
Weinbau Familie Söll (Gamlitz), from 1997
For over 20 years now, ‘gentle viticulture’ has been practised south of Gamlitz – no fertilisation, low maintenance measures, minimal plant protection.
WoodC.A.R./CARpenTiER, from 2017
Innovation Centre W.E.I.Z.
Concept wooden ‘Citybus’
Wooden Bus Staircase
These two research projects are laying the groundwork for the use of wood in structural components in vehicle construction.
HEUTE Bibliothek, from 2017
The HEUTE Bibliothek is a collection of books that have the word HEUTE (today) in their titles in order to emphasise their current relevance.
Cradle to Cradle®-Design
In Cradle to Cradle®, all waste becomes food in an approach that follows nature’s principle. Designed by chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough, this is an eco-effective system in which resources remain in a complete cycle.
Better Care, 2019
It’s 2025 and Nadia, a care worker, is on her way in a driverless car to visit Pam, an elderly woman whose mobility is restricted after a stroke. With the help of a robotic walking stick and a machine that reminds her to take her medication, Pam receives basic support.
Wir schaffen das! (we can do it!), 2019
Maryam Mohammadi und Joachim Hainzl
This portrait series by Maryam Mohammadi and Joachim Hainzl was produced in collaboration with the women depicted.
Weizer Schafbauern eGen.mbH, Region Weiz, from 1995
The ‘Weizer Schafbauern’ – sheep farmers from the Weiz area of Styria – have taken everything into their own hands as a cooperative, from primary production through to processing, refining and marketing. They have received many awards for their initiative, as well as setting quality standards and co-founding the ‘GenussRegion Weizer Berglamm & Schaf’.
redesign Eisenerz, Stadtgemeinde Eisenerz, Nussmüller Architekten, SCAN – Agentur für Markt- und Gesellschaftsanalytik, 2006–2021
Municipality of Eisenerz, Nussmüller Architects, SCAN – Agency for Market and Social Analysis
Rostfest 2020, 2020
Rostfest 2021, 2021
The ‘Urban Camping’ of the identity-building Rostfest festival and the Alpin Resort are proof of the strategy’s success, as is the Nordic Education Center (NAZ) and the ‘Forschungszentrum am Berg’ research site.
Cross laminated timber, from 1989
lignum – Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology/Graz University of Technology, holz.bau forschungs gmbh
Across the world, more and more buildings are being constructed in wood. In the cities too, and even high-rise structures. The fact that tall wooden buildings such as the 24-storey Hoho in Vienna are possible is largely due to research at Graz University of Technology, where the groundwork for the development of cross laminated timber was laid in 1989.
MyCera, from 2020
Julian Jauk, Hana Vašatko, Lukas Gosch
The MyCera (Mycelium and Ceramics) project is developing a composite material made of clay, pulp and mycelium. Brick-like modules are 3D printed from clay, allowing complex and light forms that would not be possible from conventional extrusion processes.
Expedition Re-Frost/Anthroprint, 2020–2021
Two solar cells, car batteries, a heat pump, hose and cable are combined by visual artist, architect, draughtsman and inventor Markus Jeschaunig to build a utopian machine that uses melting energy to turn water back into ice.
Foundation Requirement (clay hemp bricks), 2021
Under the title Foundation Requirements, Dejanoff, in his role as a contemporary artist, explores traditional building methods and materials such as wood, stone and clay as they were found in his houses or still exist in fragments.
The First Graz Cycle Path, 1980, 1980
AVG – Alternative Verkehrspolitik Graz / Günther Tischler, Gottfried Weißmann, Norbert Kotzurek, Franz Holzer, Peter Hagenauer, Walter Lendl
The age of cycle paths in Graz began with a nocturnal action staged before a large cycling demonstration in 1980.
Collage: Karen Zack/@teenybiscuit
As far as possible, artificial intelligence should eliminate human error. However, even an AI application is not totally error-free.
Nur Armut hat Zukunft – Konfrontationen 77, 1977
With the controversial title of Only Poverty Has a Future, Huth’s contribution is a plea for the frugal use of resources.
LEFTSHIFT ONE Software GmbH, from 2017
Leftshift One is a Graz-based high-tech company for artificial intelligence (AI) and hyperautomation. The AI specialists provide the Artificial Intelligence Operating System ‘AIOS’ – Europe’s first independent operating system for AI.
SPILLING ALL OVER YOUR DRY STRUCTURES, 2021
Elke Auer in collaboration with Gerhard Auer
Elke Auer combines sculptural and performative elements with language, drawing and painting. Her work addresses the constructed nature of gender identities and seeks to break down hierarchising, normative attributions.
Cross profile in beech veneer, 2019
lignum – Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology/Graz University of Technology, holz.bau forschungs gmbh
This slender cross-profile column made of beech veneer is a striking example of the effectiveness of wood as a construction material.
... derzeit ohne Titel ... (... currently untitled ...), 2021
Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler with Lukas Kaufmann and students
In 1989 Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler exhibited at the Neue Galerie Graz under the title Les Bricoleurs, which describes an artistic approach based on the knowledge of resources, careful observation, listening and letting go.
Critical Mass, seit 2007
Critical Mass Graz, Naked Bike Ride, 26.6.2020, 2021
‘We are not blocking traffic – we ARE traffic!’ is the motto of the Critical Mass participants who ride through the streets of Graz on the last Friday of every month, colourful and loud, with joy and self-confidence, celebrating the most beautiful form of transport in the world.