20 Years Kunsthaus Graz

Re-Imagine the Future

The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors 20 years ago, on 27 September 2003. For the grand celebration of the 20th anniversary, we invite you to a packed programme of exhibitions, talks, performances, installations and music.

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Through differentiated reactivations of history, we shift the focus to the unexposed and less visible aspects of past projects as well as to institutional, artistic and social shifts in values and discourse today. Weaving a multitude of possible strands from the past to the present and the future becomes the leitmotif for multi-voiced speculations of Re-Imagine the Future and its opening chapter around the explosive conception of utopias.

Programme highlights

Wednesday, 27.09.2023, 7 p.m. to midnight
7 p.m. (Foyer): Ceremonial act, performance and exhibition openings Re-Imagine the Future. The Other & Sol LeWitt's Wall. Performed
8.30 p.m. (Space01): Protocol for Utopia: A participatory choral performance by Franz Jochum
from 9 p.m. (Space01): Sound intervention by Winfried Ritsch, then PARTY! with Eu_nike & twenty3 and Pony M.

The evening will be accompanied by drawings by Walter Felber.
With intervention by Keyvan Paydar.

Thursday, 28.09.2023, open 11 p.m., The Other (Space02)
11 a.m. (Gathering in the foyer): Artist's tour through The Other. Re-Imagine the Future
5 p.m. (Space01): Re-Imagine a Kunsthaus: A conversation with Colin Fournier and Peter Pakesch, moderated by Katrin Bucher Trantow
7 p.m.-10 p.m.  (Space01): Protocol for Utopia: Being One. A multi-voiced poetic-performative evening for listening. Co-curated by Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin.

Friday, 29. and Saturday, 30.09.2023
From 4 p.m. (Space01): Protocol for Utopia: The Dreams We Call Our Own. A performance by Jasmina Cibic in cooperation with Barbara Kinga Majewska. Commissioned and co-produced by steirischer herbst ʼ23 and Kunsthaus Graz

Sunday, 01.10.2023, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Energie Graz Day
Free admission sponsored by Energie Graz

On the opening days, we also invite you to a particularly wide range of open guided tours, workshops and talks.

Protocol for Utopia: A participatory choral performance by Franz Jochum
Impulse Response 2023
Re-Imagine a Kunsthaus: A conversation with Colin Fournier, Peter Pakesch, Pieternel Vermoortel, moderated by Katrin Bucher Trantow
Protocols for Utopia: Being One. A multi-voiced poetic-performative evening for listening
Protocol for Utopia: The Dreams We Call Our Own. A performative installation by Jasmina Cibic
Programme cultural education on the opening days

20 Years Kunsthaus Graz. Re-Imagine the Future

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