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. The status perspective is important here: the various objects are all portrayed as the same size – a T-shirt the same size as a hammer or the page of a book. The artist is particularly interested in how industrially manufactured objects become personalised through their use, and how an unconscious accumulation of everyday objects turns into collecting when a focus of appropriation is placed on objects of the same category. The watercolours of the very personal collection objects, marked by time – which the artist (also) appropriates through painting – are equally portraits of the collectors themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.