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The Petrol Station Myth

10.04.2019-06.01.2020


This special exhibition continues the successful cooperation between the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology of the University of Graz, the WKO Styria - Department of Garages, Gas Station and Service Companies, Energy Trade Division - and the Folk Life Museum.

 

Curated by: Helmut Eberhart and Eva Kreissl

Press tour: 09.04.2019, 11 am
Opening: 10.04.2019, 7 pm
Duration: 11.04.2019–06.01.2020

 

Info exhibition: +43-316/8017-9900
Info press: +43-316/8017-9213 and DDI -9211
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About the exhibition

Image material for download

Group photos

Material


Curators,
Curators,

f. l. t. r.: Eva Kreissl, Helmut Eberhart and Johannes Maier, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Kuratorenteam-Mythos-Tankstelle.jpg (1.84 MB)

Group photo,
Group photo,

f. l. t. r: Harald Pfleger (WKO Styria), Jürgen Roth (WKO Styria), Eva Kreissl (Curator), Helmut Eberhart (Curator), Alexia Getzinger (Universalmuseum Joanneum Director of Finance) und Johannes Maier (Assistant Curator), Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Gruppenfoto-Mythos-Tankstelle.jpg (2.19 MB)

Petrol stations provide us with more than just petrol. They convey feelings about life that have continuously changed throughout their 100-years’ or more history. On the one hand they have always been seen as a symbol for mobility, while on the other hand their functions have become increasingly varied in recent years. This exhibition follows the trail of the petrol station from the very outset, via technical and architectural innovations, up to its role as a substitute shop and local centre of communication following the disappearance of grocers and inns. Petrol stations are thus becoming more and more a meeting point for people from the vicinity. This special exhibition continues long-standing successful cooperation between the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the University of Graz and the Folk Life Museum.

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Subject

Material


Subject, "The Petrol Station Myth",
Subject, "The Petrol Station Myth",

Image: Historisches Archiv BP/Aral


Sujet-Tankstelle.jpg (2.53 MB)

Installation views for download are available here Expand Box

Material


26 gas stations of Graz at night, Philip Schütz, 2018,
26 gas stations of Graz at night, Philip Schütz, 2018,

Royalty free


26-Grazer-Tankstellen-bei-Nacht-Schuetz-2018.jpg (1.02 MB)

Benz patented motor-car number 3“,
Benz patented motor-car number 3“,

In this vehicle Berta Benz and her two sons went on the first cross-country drive in the automobile's history in 1888. © Daimler AG


Benz-Patent-Motorwagen-3-Daimler-AG.jpg (1.97 MB)

Opening of the first gas station in Austria at Jakominiplatz in Graz, 1924,
Opening of the first gas station in Austria at Jakominiplatz in Graz, 1924,

Royalty free


Eroeffnung-erste-Tankstelle-Jakominiplatz-Graz-1924.jpg (0.78 MB)

Bernhard Wolf, Dream, 2013,
Bernhard Wolf, Dream, 2013,

„Art in Public Space", royalty free


Traum-KioeR-2013.jpg (2.29 MB)

UHU – Cut out sheet Gas Station, 1950s,
UHU – Cut out sheet Gas Station, 1950s,

© UHU GmbH & Co. KG


Uhu-Bastelbogen-Tankstelle-1950er.jpg (0.67 MB)

Petrol station architecture,
Petrol station architecture,

Photo: Andreas Lindlahr


Andreas-Lindlahr.jpg (1.54 MB)

Petrol station architecture,
Petrol station architecture,

Photo: Andreas Lindlahr


Andreas-Lindlahr02.jpg (1.68 MB)

Helios Gas Station, Los Angeles,
Helios Gas Station, Los Angeles,

Photo: Eric Staudenmaier


Helios-Gas-Station.jpg (1.28 MB)

Historic petrol station,
Historic petrol station,

Photo: Historisches Archiv BP/Aral


Historisches-Archiv-BP-Aral.jpg (1.99 MB)

Images of exhibits for download are available here Expand Box

Material


Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,
Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Mythos-Tankstelle-01.jpg (1.51 MB)

Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,
Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Mythos-Tankstelle-02.jpg (1.58 MB)

Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,
Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Mythos-Tankstelle-03.jpg (1.46 MB)

Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,
Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Mythos-Tankstelle-04.jpg (1.72 MB)

Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,
Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Mythos-Tankstelle-05.jpg (1.65 MB)

Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,
Installation view "The Petrol Station Myth", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Ausstellungsansicht-Mythos-Tankstelle-06.jpg (1.63 MB)

Exterior view "The Petrol Station Myth",
Exterior view "The Petrol Station Myth",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Mythos-Tankstelle-Aussenansicht.jpg (1.95 MB)

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