Urban Oasis

Markus Jeschaunig



Elisabeth Fiedler, Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark


Executive Editor

Markus Jeschaunig


Text contribution by
Christian Berg, Katrin Bucher-Trantow, Elisabeth Fiedler, Wolfgang Kessling, Marcello Di Paola, Laurids Ortner, Tatjana Schneider, Sebastian Sautter, Franz Stieber


Design, Layout

Anja Jeschaunig, Katharina Schwarz, Margit Steidl


Printed and published by

Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/Berlin, 2018


Publication date

November 2018


ISBN 978-3-7356-0510-8

Properties: 280 x 195 mm, bound softcover, 180 pages, 126 coloured und 3 black and white illustrations

Language(s): German/English

Publisher: Kerber


Price:  € 38,–


Available online, in the Kunsthaus Graz shop and in your favourite bookshop.


This book is dedicated to Markus Jeschaunig's Oase No. 8 (Oasis No. 8), an art installation in the form of a tropical waste heat greenhouse, which was on display in Graz from September 2015 to the end of 2016.

Markus Jeschaunig's artistic work explores themes of the interrelation between culture and nature. The Urban Oasis project provides the framework for a discourse on artistic research. This publication examines artistic and scientific strategies and their potential for mediating between knowledge production and society. The artist understands his work as agency, the work of art as a living organism with a social dimension. Authors from various disciplines negotiate questions about the hybrid relationship between the technological and the natural, and the aesthetic dimension of ecology.

> Learn more about the project Markus Jeschaunig, Oase No. 8.


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