This is the second exhibition within a project
series circling around the notion of the Arrival City. The specific city
is Graz, Austria's second largest town, and the involved artistic works
all were developed in a certain area of this town – the Annenviertel
district, which is since hundreds of years a place for newly arrived immigrants
to go, to make contacts, to settle down.
“New Graz” provides a stage for people who at some point in
the past set up home here and their narrations of how they approached
their new centre of living respectively how they were welcomed by the
E.g., in the video installation of Severin Hirsch four people from former
Yugoslavia tell their stories about arriving, their arrival in a foreign
country and their specific relationships with places and people in this
city which they have built up over time. Or, to mention another piece,
Maryam Mohammadi and Joachim Hainzl have worked together with youngsters
and adults who fled from Afghanistan and came to Graz in the last 12 months.
Their contribution to the exhibition is about how these new arrivals make
this city accessible for themselves and use it.
Several other presented artworks were developed during the festival steirischer
herbst in the frame of the House
of Open Gates.
During four weeks in September and October 2016 this was an temporary
open project room where people from all backgrounds and various artistic
disciplines could meet to critically discuss existing conditions and conjure
up dreams of a life of freedom, justice and solidarity.
CMRK GRAZ / December 7, 2016
18:00 Künstlerhaus "– 3,35" / "72 km+"
19:00 < rotor > "NEW GRAZ / Part 2"
20:00 Camera Austria "DIALOGUES"
The Grazer Kunstverein is open on this day until at least 10pm
Free Shuttle-Service on December 7, 2016:
Departure VIENNA: 3pm, opera
bus stop, bus 59a /
Departure GRAZ: 11.30pm, Künstlerhaus KM–, Burgring 2