M for man: “The future occupant of
a coffin that walks around for a while and is allowed to do all sorts
of silly things.” This is just one of hundreds of definitions found
in the Alphabet des anarchistischen Amateurs (The Anarchistic
Published by the Graz literary scholar Beatrix Müller-Kampel in 2007,
the book is a collection of “aphorisms, statements, and observations”
by Herbert Müller-Guttenbrunn (1887–1945). From 1923 to 1929
he lived in Thoneben, located in the municipality of Semriach north of
Graz. During this period he first published his magazine Das Nebelhorn
(The Foghorn) which temporarily bore the secondary title Zeitschrift für
die Interessen vorurteilslosen Menschentums (Magazine for the
Interests of Unbiased Humanity).
This exhibition project brings together his writings with works by contemporary
artists. It gives an impetus for a contemporary examination of anarchism,
which “through radically democratic principles ‘wished to
establish’ a societal framework suitable for providing the greatest
possible freedom to the individual,” and providing “the greatest
possible equality and justice,” as author Ilija Trojanow writes.
In the present time, when ideological narrow-mindedness, rising nationalism,
and totalitarian tendencies are trying to take root again, this is more
relevant than ever.
Supported by steirischer
>> Wednesday, 2.10., 7 pm_Filmpresentation
“Remapping the origins”, Johannes
Gierlinger, 2018, 42 min., English subtitles; talk after screening.
>> Tuesday, 8.10., 22.10. + 12.11., 9-10 am_Anarchist
Gymnastics for women* with Veza Fernández / Christina
Lederhaas (THINKING PIECES).
>> Wednesday, 16.10., 7 pm_Guided tour through
>> Wednesday, 6.11., 7 pm_Filmpresentation "Oasen
der Freiheit – Anarchistische Streifzüge", 2018, 52
min., a film by Martin Hanni & Kurt Langbein
told by Ilja Trojanow; talk after screening.
In German language.
>> Saturday, 16.11., 3 pm_Guided
tour through the exhibition.
>> Wednesday, 27.11.2019, 7 pm_"FREIBESETZT",
Kunsthalle Exnergasse | WUK, Vienna is guest at <
rotor >; an evening in the frame of "19892019
KEX OPEN" with Peter Blakeney, Christine Schöffler,
Reni Hofmüller, Barbara Zeman
>> Friday, 6.12., 8 pm_Performance by
Karl Karner and guests; in the frame of CRK+.
>> Wednesday, 18.12., 7 pm_ Wolfgang Schlag
reads from the reissued "Alphabet des anarchistischen Amateurs";
afterwards talk with the editor Beatrix Müller-Kampel
and Reinhard Müller, Anarchism-researcher.
In German language.
Bibliothek und Sammlung Reinhard Müller, Sammlung Günter Eisenhut,
Günther Holler-Schuster, Neue Galerie Graz – Universalmuseum
Joanneum, Anarchistische Bibliothek/Archiv/Institut Wien und Verlag Matthes
& Seitz Berlin