The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural pièce de résistance of Graz’s year as European Capital of Culture. The biomorphous building designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier—known locally as the Friendly Alien—has since become an attraction for art lovers and the culturally minded from all over the world. But it has also become an essential landmark in the urban identity of the city of Graz. As an exhibition centre for contemporary art, the Kunsthaus exhibits Austrian and international art from 1960 onwards. Its BIX media façade—designed by Berlin designers realities:united—constitutes a unique fusion of architecture and media technology. Effectively a large screen in the middle of the city, it acts as an instrument of art communication.
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Privatisation and the status of museums in civil society
Workshop in cooperation with the Austrian Museum Association Registration is required! The privatisation of the Universal Museum Joanneum in 2003 was probably the museum’s biggest organisational change in its 200-year history. We would like to take the occasion of the...
Book of Transformation
Using the print-on-demand system, experiences of the exhibition and the knowledge gathered in group discussions is made easily accessible to the general community and is readily available for download online.