Go Graz Go

1,170 Kilometres of City

01.12.-31.12.2020


Opening: postponed!

In cooperation with Creative Industries Styria/Designmonat 2020 

Curated by: Gerhard Melzer

The exhibition is postponed to a later date because of Covid-19.

About the exhibition

The relevant surveys record 66 kilometres of city boundary for Graz, a surface of 127.5 square kilometres and a total length of the road network of 1,170 kilometres. The idea is to breathe life into these sober figures: the city resident Gerhard Melzer becomes an exemplary field researcher, and strikes out to cover, in systematically arranged marches on foot, every street, every park and public place in Graz, occasionally its back yards, too, and to record the impressions gained.

The undertaking is to be understood as a subjective exploration of the city, which directs our gaze onto the remote, the incidental, the little-noticed­. The many kilometres of the city swell up when walking through and looking. Hidden paradises and urban-planning nightmares come to light, architectural contrasts and upheavals, and evidence in signs, images and text that emphasise the wilfulness of the city and its inhabitants. In short: the city turns into a book that needs reading.

Moreover, the exhibition sets out to visualise the act of walking as a fundamental instrument of appropriating the world, and it does so by means of selected artistic and literary positions.

History Museum

Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9800
geschichte@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
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