World of Art | School for Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing | Year 17
On Tuesday, 20 November 2018, World of Art School is organizing a study excursion to Graz in frame of school’s curatorial mapping. We will visit some of the referential contemporary art institutions, get acquainted with their work and mission, and visit current exhibitions.
Graz is one of the closest art centres with many referential art institutions. In 2003, city became the European Capital of Culture, which was marked by an ambitious programme. Graz also organizes the international contemporary art festival Steirischer Herbst. The new artistic director of the festival, founded in 1968, is Ekaterina Degot. With thirteen departments on twelve locations, the Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz is the largest institution of this kind in Central Europe and the largest and most important cultural and scientific institution in Styria.
< rotor > Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst; presentation of the institution and discussion with director Anton Lederer; visit of the exhibition Guerrilla of Enlightenment: >> THEY WON´T BEAR HIDING BEHIND WALLS AND FENCES which is part of the steirischerherbst’18 programme.
Kunsthaus Graz; presentation of the institution and discussion with mag. Katrin Bucher Trantow, the chief curator and deputy head of Kunsthaus; visit of the exhibition Congo Stars guided tour with Eva Ofner, the head of the educational programme.
Break. Recommended visit: Neue Galerie Graz. Joanneumsviertel (part of the Universalmuseum Joanneum) and exhibitions Art Controversies. Styrian Positions 1945-1967 and Hrdlicka/Martinz. “Call for Mistrust”.
Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–); presentation of the institution and discussion with curator Jana Franza; visit of the exhibition Artificial Paradise? Immersion in Space and Time.
Kunsthalle Graz – Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst; presentation of the association and discussion with Janez W. Schwob.
WoA programme is supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture. Study excursion to Graz was prepared in partnership with Riko, d. o. o.