Sharing Transformation

29.09.2012-20.01.2013 10:00-17:00

Curated by: Katrin Bucher Trantow, Juan Estaban Sandova
Co-Curator: Katia Huemer, Paolo Naldini

A co-production with the Cittadellarte, in cooperation with the steirischen herbst.

Inspired by the works of Michelangelo Pistoletto, to whom the Neue Galerie Graz was devoting a solo exhibition showing a large portion of his work, the exhibition at the Kunsthaus Graz will follow the ideals of dialogue and participation as the starting point for an investigation into the conditions and aspirations of a model of participatory civil society.


Throughout his career, Pistoletto placed the notion of participation at the heart of his work, considering it as the starting point for all artistic creation. Michelangelo Pistoletto initiated the Cittadellarte conceived as an open network, which while acknowledging the distinctions between work, education, communication, art, food, politics, spirituality and the economy, at the same time emphasizes the common inspiration in each open microcosm, positing a comprehensive notion of production in the foreground of an art system that functions largely according to economic considerations. The exhibition at the Kunsthaus Graz addresses this ideal of participatory work with art understood as an intervention, showing various projects by artists and artist collectives in their desire to create subversive, open and sustainable world models through culture.


With: Claudia Bosse, Leopold Calice, Chimurenga, Cittadellarte, constructLab, el Puente_lab, Evento, Gudran, Love Difference/Michelangelo Pistoletto, ParaArtFormation (PUF), Dan Peterman, Visible, Vitamin Creative Space


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; German: Tue–Sat, 11am, 2pm, 3:30pm; Sun, public holidays: 11am, 3:30pm; English: Sun, 2pm or upon request

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


13th April
1st June
26th October

24th/25th December

Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto

steirischer herbst

Publikation zur Ausstellung "Book of Transformation"


Tuesday, 15.01.2013/07:00 PM , Space01

Publishing and Self-Publishing in Contemporary Art, Scope and potential of publishing


Friday, 21.12.2012/10:00 AM , Space01

Rebirth-day, party of democratic sharing in the city of art Cittadellarte


Tuesday, 16.10.2012/06:00 PM , Space01

Where the soil is., Permaconversation


Saturday, 29.09.2012/01:00 PM , Space01

Cittadellarte, Sharing Transformation


Saturday, 29.09.2012/04:30 PM, Space01

Participation, Intervention and "Patho-Politics", When Art Gets Involved