20 years of Kunsthaus Graz

Re-Imagine the Future

© Grafprom, 2023


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.

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 exhibition The Other (Space02) closes at 9 pm.

Thursday, 28.09.2023, open 11 p.m., The Other (Space02) closes at 9 pm
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, open until 9 p.m.
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.

Admission is free until Sunday.


20 Years Kunsthaus Graz

Opening days 20 years of Kunsthaus Graz

Re-Imagine the Future

27.09.-01.10.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz

With the kick-off of the celebration, we also start the four-day event series Protocols for Utopia.



Protocol for Utopia: A participatory choral performance by Franz Jochum

27.09.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz

The opening evening will begin with speeches and a participatory choral performance by Franz Jochum, choral conductor at the Kunstuniversität Graz. more...


Impulse Response 2023

27.09.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz


20 Years Kunsthaus Graz
Guided Tours

Exhibition tour with artists through The Other

28.09.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz


20 Years Kunsthaus Graz
Event, Artist's Talk

Re-Imagine a Kunsthaus

A conversation with Colin Fournier, Peter Pakesch, Pieternel Vermoortel, moderated by Katrin Bucher Trantow

28.09.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

We talk about visionary concepts for (museum) buildings, the relationship between building and institution and their rootedness in space and time. more...

Protocols for Utopia: Being One, Kunsthaus Graz, Space01, Foto: Kunsthaus Graz/M. Grabner
Event, Performance

Protocols for Utopia: Being One

A multi-voiced poetic-performative evening for listening

28.09.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space01


Jasmina Cibic, The Pleasure of Expense
Event, Performance

Protocol for Utopia: The Dreams We Call Our Own

A performative installation by Jasmina Cibic

29.09.-30.09.2023   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

Cibic conceived the performance The dreams we call our own as a deconstruction of the patriarchal form of the medium of political address itself and breaks the text down into a new narrative set into music by the composer and artist Barbara Kinga Majewska. more...


Sol LeWitt, Wall, 2004

Sol LeWitt's Wall. Performed

Re-Imagine the Future

28.09.2023-09.06.2024   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space01

Opening: 27.09.2023, 7pm
Sol LeWitt's monumental work Wall is reactivated after almost 20 years and recontextualized in a dialogue with current artistic positions. more...

Société Réaliste, "U.N. Camouflage", 2014,

The Other

Re-Imagine the Future

28.09.2023-18.02.2024   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space02

Opening: 27.09.2023, 7 pm
The group exhibition The Other at Space02 addresses themes of identity, history, belonging and exclusion, thus opening up a wide range of perspectives with many international positions. more...


Fast Forward

A glimpse into the archive of the Kunsthaus

27.09.2023-18.02.2024   >  Kunsthaus Graz, Space04

With works by Stefan Emsenhuber and Keyvan Paydar more...

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Guided Tours
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