History of Art in Public Spaces

The Institute of Art in Public Space was founded on 1 August 2006 by the then head of the Styrian Cultural Affairs Department on the basis of the Styrian law regulating art and the promotion of art (enacted in 2005). Headed by Werner Fenz, the Institute was associated with the Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH.


The scientific team at the time (consisting of Werner Fenz, Evelyn Kraus and Birgit Kulterer) concluded its work at the Institute in July 2011 due to budgetary cutbacks and structural changes.



Since July 2011 Elisabeth Fiedler has headed the Institute of Art in Public Space within the Art in the Exterior Department at the Universalmuseum Joanneum.

Art in Public Space

Marienplatz 1/1
8020 Graz, Österreich
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