The first One Minute Sculptures were created in 1997. They call on visitors to follow the artist’s sometimes absurd instructions – to put a bucket on their head, for example, or to balance pencils. Here, books by philosophers are clamped between the legs and arms while the visitor tries to hold their position for about 60 seconds. Delivered with a tongue-in-cheek humour, visitors are given the foundations of education and also a participatory experience in which they become an essential part of the work in front of others.
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.
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.
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.
Education dialogue and programme
This board will display a growing collection of opinions and current information related to education and mediation.
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.
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.