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Plamen Dejanoff

Heritage Project

08.06.-27.08.2023


Opening: 07.06.2023, 7 pm

In cooperation with Plamen Dejanoff Foundation and Bundesdenkmalamt - Informations- und Weiterbildungszentrum Baudenkmalpflege Kartause Mauerbach

Curated by: Katrin Bucher Trantow
Co-Curator: Martin Grabner
Venue: Space01

Press tour: 06.06.2023, 11 am

 

Kunsthaus Graz, Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz


About the exhibition

 

Cultural heritage (English: national heritage) is a distinction. It means responsibility, but also (national) identity. It stands for a valuable possession that, in a figurative sense, belongs to "all of us".

Plamen Dejanoff's solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Graz shows new works, precisely researched in terms of craftsmanship, which investigate a common European cultural heritage. For Heritage Project, the Austro-Bulgarian artist, who has become known for works of speculative identities and authorships, draws on his personal history of a pan-European life. Using his family heritage – which reverted to the family in the post-communist era – he raises the question of the limits of ownership of architectural, artistic and craft knowledge. Together with a number of international specialists, he creates independent artistic works at the interface between art and functional object. As sculptural architectural quotations, they tell stories in the exhibition space about their origins, the transfer and the aesthetic quality of craft knowledge.

The long-term, processual Heritage Project thus looks back in order to move forward. Dejanoff uses economic and institutional knowledge systems and weaves a web of relationships between disciplines, places and times. He skilfully appropriates mechanisms of art to realise a social sculpture from the exhibition as a growing centre of art and knowledge – a living place of "international heritage" – in the European periphery.

Publication is permitted exclusively in the context of announcements and reviews related to the exhibition. Please avoid any cropping of the images. Thank you for crediting the photographs according to the enclosed indications.

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Material


Plamen Dejanoff, Palais Slav,
Plamen Dejanoff, Palais Slav,

photo: Kunsthaus Graz/M. Grabner


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Plamen Dejanoff, Foundation Requirements (Collaborations), 2015,
Plamen Dejanoff, Foundation Requirements (Collaborations), 2015,

© Plamen Dejanoff & Wolfgang Thaler, Photo: Wolfgang Thaler, Courtesy of Layr Wien


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Cupola of the Bath House in Arbanassi,
Cupola of the Bath House in Arbanassi,

Photo: Kunsthaus Graz/Martin Grabner


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Plamen Dejanoff, Foundation Requirements (Collaborations), 2015,
Plamen Dejanoff, Foundation Requirements (Collaborations), 2015,

© Plamen Dejanoff & Wolfgang Thaler, Photo: Wolfgang Thaler, Courtesy of Layr Wien


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Dismantling Palais Slav, Veliko Tarnovo,
Dismantling Palais Slav, Veliko Tarnovo,

Photo: Kunsthaus Graz/Martin Grabner


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Plamen Dejanoff, Foundation Requirements (Collaborations), 2015,
Plamen Dejanoff, Foundation Requirements (Collaborations), 2015,

© Plamen Dejanoff & Wolfgang Thaler, Photo: Wolfgang Thaler, Courtesy of Layr Wien


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Plamen Dejanoff, „Foundation Requirements“, Installation view, 2014,
Plamen Dejanoff, „Foundation Requirements“, Installation view, 2014,

Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal, Courtesy of the artist, Layr Wien and Ursula Blicke Foundation, Kraichtal


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Plamen Dejanoff,
Plamen Dejanoff,

photo: Kunsthaus Graz/J.J. Kucek


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Plamen Dejanoff
Plamen Dejanoff

photo: Kunsthaus Graz/J.J. Kucek


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Andreja Hribernik (director, Kunsthaus Graz), Plamen Dejanoff (artist), Katrin Bucher Trantow (curator),,
Andreja Hribernik (director, Kunsthaus Graz), Plamen Dejanoff (artist), Katrin Bucher Trantow (curator),,

photo: Kunsthaus Graz/J.J. Kucek


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Josef Schrammel (business director, Universalmuseum Joanneum), Andreja Hribernik (director, Kunsthaus Graz), artist Plamen Dejanoff, Katrin Bucher Trantow (curator, Kunsthaus Graz), Martin Grabner (assistent curator),
Josef Schrammel (business director, Universalmuseum Joanneum), Andreja Hribernik (director, Kunsthaus Graz), artist Plamen Dejanoff, Katrin Bucher Trantow (curator, Kunsthaus Graz), Martin Grabner (assistent curator),

photo: Kunsthaus Graz/J.J. Kucek


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Installation view, „Plamen Dejanoff. Heritage Project“,
Installation view, „Plamen Dejanoff. Heritage Project“,

photo: Kunsthaus Graz/J.J. Kucek


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Installation view, „Plamen Dejanoff. Heritage Project“,
Installation view, „Plamen Dejanoff. Heritage Project“,

photo: Kunsthaus Graz/J.J. Kucek


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Installation view, „Plamen Dejanoff. Heritage Project“,
Installation view, „Plamen Dejanoff. Heritage Project“,

photo: Kunsthaus Graz/J.J. Kucek


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Installation view, „Plamen Dejanoff. Heritage Project“,
Installation view, „Plamen Dejanoff. Heritage Project“,

photo: Kunsthaus Graz/J.J. Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-04.jpg (1.17 MB)

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