POP 1900–2000

Popular Music in Styria


Opening: 14.03.2019, 7pm
Curated by: Maria Froihofer, David Reumüller und Karl Wratschko

About the exhibition

Which band from Gradenberg once managed to outclass even Elvis Presley in the Austrian hit parade? And what was the Styrian answer to Woodstock? POP 1900-2000 takes popular music in Styria in the 20th century as its theme.

The focus here is on Styrian protagonists as well as bands, their music, and the venues where it was performed and heard; also covered are the lifestyles they led and worlds they inhabited, examined in the interplay between and context of a (Styrian) history of events and the media, as well as everyday culture.

Thus, the exhibition offers insight into Styrian music-making in the entertainment sector, creating bridges between cultural and social developments, focusing on what is little known, or meanwhile forgotten, touching on a whole group of music genres and categories that are not clearly delineated.

The story is told using diverse photographs, film and video recordings, as well as technical devices and artefacts relating to the history of media, as well as, of course, the music itself and those who ‘made’ it.


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Opening Hours
10. April 2021 to 31. October 2021 Mon-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
01. November 2021 to 31. December 2021 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
02. January 2022 to 31. December 2022 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm

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