For Re-Imagine the Future, we dived into the depths of our digital and physical archives, sifted through catalogues, reactivated CD drives, combed through old lists and website entries. What can we take away from 20 years of exhibition programmes, cooperations, projects of all kinds? What has gone well and what has gone less well? What mistakes have we made, and what should we repeat or revisit?
A few results of this research trip in figures: 1,227 artists, 207 exhibitions, 333 newly produced works, 122 BIX projects, around 700 (internal) events, 98 catalogues, 61 accompanying booklets and approx. 1,500,000 visitors (as of August 2023).
In the stairwell of the Kunsthaus and in Space04, where catalogues, exhibition photos and editions invite you to remember, you have the opportunity to look back on 20 years of programming at the Kunsthaus Graz.
A screening of the film trailers from the long-standing cooperation with the festival of Austrian film Diagonale can be seen, as well as the series of works Kunsthaus Graz. Portraits by Stefan Emsenhuber. The photographer has accompanied the Kunsthaus from the beginning and over the years has photographed numerous artists exhibiting here with his Hasselblad camera (mostly) in front of the cool concrete wall in the stairwell. The pictures, taken with a restrained gesture, draw a subjective history of the exhibitions and yet convey an impressive atmospheric picture that gives a face to the sometimes great names who have made history in this house.
Keyvan Paydar's project does not look back, but dares to make prophetic predictions: his oracular automaton Quotenscheich X.0 makes the future appear as a takeaway artwork. With one euro and a little skill, you can participate in the commercialization of the unknown.
With artist editions by CLUB FORTUNA, Plamen Dejanoff, Jochen Traar, Beni Bischof, Bernhard Wolf, Christiane Peschek, The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Herbert Brandl, Aldo Gianotti, Barbara Edlinger, Peter Kogler, Johann Lurf, Jun Yang, Kerstin Flake, Alois Neuhold, Hannes Priesch, Erwin Wurm, Sarah Bildstein, Xu Zhen, Katharina Grosse and film works by Jessica Hausner & Antonin Svoboda and Herwig Baumgartner & Iris Rampula.