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.
Reclaiming Abundance, 2021
In Reclaiming Abundance, global temperatures and the associated disasters have also continued to increase in Styria.
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.
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.
studio ASYNCHROME (Marleen Leitner, Michael Schitnig)
An important theme in studio ASYNCHROME’s work is democratic participation.
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.
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.
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.
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.