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Body and Territory

12.11.2020-14.03.2021 19:00

In collaboration with MSU – Museum for Contemporary Art, Zagreb


Kunsthaus Graz, Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz


Curated by Jasna Jakšić, Radmila Iva Janković and Katrin Bucher Trantow
Press tour: 11.11.2020, 11 am
Opening: 12.11.2020, 7 pm
Duration: 13.11.2020-14.03.2021


Info exhibition: +43-316/8017-9200
Info press: +43-316/8017-9213 and DW -9211

About the exhibition

Body and Territory is concerned with notions of the artistic process, the body and identity in Austrian art from the 1960s to the present day. It is the result of a curatorial residency and research into contemporary art in Austria, which was organised by the Kunsthaus Graz in 2017. The starting point of the research was the then Trigon Biennale (Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia), which took place in Graz up until the 1990s.

In the late 1960s and 1970s Trigon was one of the key events that had contributed to the internationalisation of artistic practices in all three countries, also with exhibitions on such themes as interventions, video art, identity, artistic processes and masculinity/femininity. The show can be seen in the MSU Zagreb from September 3, October 18, 2020 titled Body and Territory, before being shown in the Kunsthaus Graz from November 13, 2020.


With works by Renate Bertlmann, Günter Brus, Josef Dabernig, Veronika Dirnhofer, Katrina Daschner, Verena Dengler, VALIE EXPORT, Gelitin, Nilbar Güreş, Clegg & Guttmann, Peter Gerwin Hoffmann, Birgit Jürgenssen, Richard Kriesche, Elke Krystufek, Maria Lassnig, Dorit Margreiter, Fredericke Pezold, Jeanne Rebeau, Gerhard Rühm, Hans Scheirl, Toni Schmale, Ingeborg Strobl, Peter Weibel, Erwin Wurm, and others.


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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Birgit Jürgenssen, "Ich möche hier raus!", 1976,
Birgit Jürgenssen, "Ich möche hier raus!", 1976,

Courtesy Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Copyright Estate Birgit Jürgenssen, © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2020

Birgit-Juergenssen-Ich-moechte-hier-raus-1976.jpg (2.62 MB)

Josef Bauer, from the series: "Körpergalerie", 1974,
Josef Bauer, from the series: "Körpergalerie", 1974,

Courtesy Josef Bauer; Galerie Krobath, Vienna; Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Photo: Josef Bauer

Josef-Bauer-Koerpergalerie-1974.jpg (0.34 MB)

Marko Lulić, "Kolarić", 2003,
Marko Lulić, "Kolarić", 2003,

Art in Public Space in the series Arbeitswelten, Arbeiterkammer Wien and museum in progress Wien, Courtesy des Künstlers, Arbeiterkammer Wien; museum in progress, photo: Roman Berka

Marko-Lulic-Kolaric-2003.jpg (2.75 MB)

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