Josef Dabernig


01.03.-28.04.2013 10:00-17:00

Opening: 21.02.2013, 7 p.m.

In cooperation with Diagonale 2013

Curated by: Katrin Bucher Trantow

Kunsthaus Graz, Needle, Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz

Neue Galerie Graz, Ground Floor, Joanneumsviertel, 8010 Graz

Information: +43-316/8017-9200,

The panorama has appeared in Josef Dabernig’s work since 1989. A ritual that has turned into somewhat of an obsession over the years, it serves the artist to question analogies of film and photography, of picture space and image area as well as the phenomenology of an object or place. In repetitively similar pictures Dabernig investigates sports fields with regards to their subtle nuances. Small shifts, irritations, different forms of vegetation, light conditions and decoration turn thus into props of a moving perception of culturally influenced places. Unlike 19th century panoramas the people in Dabernig’s project are not integrated into the place itself but regard the small-format pictures from outside, reading them. Hence the focus of interest in this panoramic photography lies not only in what we see, but also in what we do not see.


The Universalmuseum Joanneum is showing the exhibition at two different places in collaboration with the Diagonale 2013: in the Kunsthaus Graz it makes use of the Needle viewing room, and in the Neue Galerie Graz the reduced works are on show in the Round Room on the ground floor. Thus a dialogue is opened between architectural location and the photographic works.


Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9200


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

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.

Architecture Tour 
during exhibition free times only, Sun 2pm (EN), Tue-Sun & public holidays (GER) 11am, 2pm & 3:30pm or upon request

Mon-Thurs 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 9am-1am
Sun 9am-8pm
T: +43-316/714 957


22nd April
10th June

24th/25th December

Thursday, 28.02.2013/07:00 PM , Neue Galerie, Graz Joanneumsviertel

Josef Dabernig, Panorama