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. In reference to Constantin Brancusi’s endless column, which points to the theoretical possibility of an endless growth of geometries, Markus Wilfling’s construction sign also indicates the dangers of speculative investors’ dreams. Does building always mean adding value?
All that remains of Christian Eisenberger’s artistic interventions in nature are photographs.
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’.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.