RESANITA

Karte der Landschaften (Map of Landscapes)


Opening: September 2019

In the border triangle Hungary-Slovenia-Austria, where different traditions, religions, three languages, the alpine, the Pannonian steppe and the Illyrian Mediterranean climate meet—marked by military conflicts, resettlement, expulsion and territorial shifts—plants refer in a concentrated way to the socio-economic and political history of the former countries associated with the Austro-Hungarian Empire. They also show geographical, ecological, and linguistic conditions, and tell of trade, smuggling, border controls and violations in this border region that is always on the move.

RESANITA dedicate themselves to this history, talked to local people, established contacts. They bought plants, exchanged them, received plants as presents. 20 selected ones now tell here about circumstances, developments, meaning and changeability of their places of origin.

Readable from the interweaving of relational and political maps, they are emphasized in their particularities in a concentrated manner like in a museum room.

The artificiality of a limited construction draws attention to the constant changeability of borders, because plants migrate by seed, cannot be constricted, and at the same time lose state identities through shifts in borders, fall into oblivion and are rediscovered. They seem to be removed from history and at the same time tell it.

Art in Public Space

Marienplatz 1/1
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9265
kioer@museum-joanneum.at

 


Location:

8354 St. Anna am Aigen
46°49'50.6"N 15°58'25.5"E