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Go Graz Go

1,170 Kilometres of City

27.05.-04.10.2020 19:00


History Museum, Sackstraße 16, 8010 Graz

 

Curated by Gerhard Melzer
Press tour: 26.05.2020, 11 am
Opening: 27.05.2020, 6 pm
Duration: 28.05.–04.10.2020

 

Info exhibition: +43-316/8017-9810
Info press: +43-316/8017-9213 and DW -9211
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About the exhibition

The relevant surveys record 66 kilometres of city boundary for Graz, a surface of 127.5 square kilometres and a total length of the road network of 1,170 kilometres. The idea is to breathe life into these sober figures: the city resident Gerhard Melzer becomes an exemplary field researcher, and strikes out to cover, in systematically arranged marches on foot, every street, every park and public place in Graz, occasionally its back yards, too, and to record the impressions gained. The undertaking is to be understood as a subjective exploration of the city, which directs our gaze onto the remote, the incidental, the little-noticed­. The many kilometres of the city swell up when walking through and looking. Hidden paradises and urban-planning nightmares come to light, architectural contrasts and upheavals, and evidence in signs, images and text that emphasise the wilfulness of the city and its inhabitants. In short: the city turns into a book that needs reading.

 

Moreover, the exhibition sets out to visualise the act of walking as a fundamental instrument of appropriating the world, and it does so by means of selected artistic and literary positions.

Images

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Material


"Freu Dich",
"Freu Dich",

Photo: Gerhard Melzer


Freu-Dich.jpg (0.33 MB)

"Graz stirbt",
"Graz stirbt",

Photo: Gerhard Melzer


Graz-stirbt.jpg (0.23 MB)

"Graz du brauchst mehr Farbe!",
"Graz du brauchst mehr Farbe!",

Photo: Gerhard Melzer


graz du brauchst mehr farbe.jpg (0.16 MB)

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