e.g. – Archaeology Museum

Simon Starling & Superflex

e.g. A Ticket to Another Planet, 2011

 

Throughout human history our understanding of outer space, of the heavens, has been fraught with complex philosophical speculations and contradictions. From its earliest civilizations, man has peopled this unknowably vast expanse with deities of many kinds and these gods or idols have been a driving force behind the creation of myths and religions worldwide, reflecting our existential anxieties in relation to this bewildering infinity. A possible visit by extra-terrestrial beings has similarly been a cornerstone of human culture. While this solid, shiny Super Egg bears no markings, it is believed that just such a gravity-defying egg was deposited with a shaman following a visitation from outer-space and remains both as a token of that initial contact and as ‘a ticket to another planet’.

 

Design by PIET HEIN © Piet Hein A/S Denmark 
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Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9200
F +43-316/8017-9212
kunsthausgraz@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm


Kunsthauscafé

Sun-Thurs 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 9am-1am

T: +43-316/714 957
 

Guided tours

Sun 2pm (en), Sat 3:30pm (ger), Sun, public holidays 11am (ger), exceptions may apply. For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.

 

1st January 2018 1pm - 5pm
2nd April 2018
21st May 2018
31st December 2018

24th/25th December
13th February 2018
24th/25th December 2018