DRAWING GRIESPLATZ / GRIESPLATZZEICHNEN



Language: German
Introduction in: Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, English, Farsi, French, Spanish, Turkish
142 pages

Haus der Architektur
, Graz, 2016
ISBN 978-3-901174-80-3
Price: Euro 10


Editors: Adina F. Camhy, Robin Klengel, Coline Robin, Markus Waitschacher

A city is more than an aggregation of houses and streets. It develops in the eyes of the people, who live here and is filled with meanings, memories, images and stories. The various places within a city can therefor appear – depending on points of view – really different. One location can be felt as a place of fear or it can be the favourite one; it can be really important or insignificant; it can be connected with hope or with decline, a new home or the symbol for a lost past.

The Grazer Griesplatz is such a place. Here, people with different backgrounds come together. They share this place which is the centre of many living enviroments. How does the Griesplatz look anyway? Where does it begin and where does it end? Which things are important for the people who sojourn or reside here?

During the summer of 2016, the project team collected around 100 subjective views of the Griesplatz, so-called Mental Maps, which were drawn by people, who spend their time there and have been interviewed about their personal impressions on Griesplatz. Based on this work, a poster-series has been developed as well as a publication including the Mental Maps and complemental essays.


DRAWING GRIESPLATZ / GRIESPLATZZEICHNEN is a project by
< rotor > center for contemporary art Graz, comissioned by the
City of Graz– Stadtbaudirektion in the context of Griesviertel-project.

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THE ART OF URBAN INTERVENTION/DIE KUNST DES URBANEN HANDELNS



German/English
288 pages

Löcker Publishing
, Vienna, 2014
ISBN 978-3-85409-702-0
Price: Euro 29,80


Editors: Judith Laister, Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer

With contributions by:
Luchezar Boyadjiev, Antonio Brizioli, Margit Czenki / Christoph Schäfer, Alexa Förber, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Sabine Hess, Zdena Kolecková / Michal Kolecek, Elke Krasny, Leo Kühberger, Judith Laister, Andreas Lang, Margarethe Makovec / Anton Lederer, Doina Petrescu / Constantin Petcou, Oda Projesi, Elke Rauth / Christoph Laimer, Simone Reis / Bertram Werle, Theater im Bahnhof, Vesna Vukovic, Thomas Wolkinger

Which role can or should art play in the context of urban transformation, and which role does it want to play? Who are the protagonists? How do they appropriate the urban space? Which power-relations define and delimit their practices? This book takes a look at the strategies, ambivalences, and limits of emancipatory urban practices in 18 international contributions from the fields of art, activism, architecture, city planning, urban research and journalism. The contributing authors sketch out concrete examples of urban action between the poles of the discourse on topical issues such as participation, governmentality, gentrification, social movements, migration and empowerment.
Click here to see the index

Volume 4 of the series "Culture of the Public Space"
Steirische Gesellschaft für Kulturpolitik

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FREIZEICHEN
Artistic Interventions in the context of the worlds lived in by young adults


German
128 pages

Archive of Youth Cultures Publishing KG
Graz, 2012
ISBN 978-3-943774-08-5
Price: Euro 15,-


From 2008 until 2010, artists worked in 10 Styrian youth centers with young adults from Admont, Bad Aussee, Fürstenfeld, Gratwein, Judenburg, Knittelfeld, Köflach, Mureck, Mürzzuschlag and Stainz.
Now a publication with a documentation of 10 projects and theoretical texts has been produced.
Click here to see the index

FREIZEICHEN is a cooperation by:
< rotor > association for contemporary art
Institute for Art in Public Space Styria
Styrian Head Organisation of Open Youth Work

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ULTRA-RED
Four Protocols for a School of Echoes


English/German
47 pages

Ultra-red
Graz, 2012
Price: Euro 5,-

For three years, the international sound collective Ultra-red have laid the foundations for practical initiatives in democratic education called School of Echoes. Like all of Ultra-red’s investigations, each School of Echoes composes its own protocols; instructions that guide improvisation and are thus revised by improvisation.

The booklet has been published in the frame of the exhibition "ABSOLUTE DEMOCRACY" which was shown from 29.9.2012 to 9.2.2013 at < rotor >.
Coproduction steirischer herbst & < rotor >

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ANNENVIERTEL! Die Kunst des urbanen Handelns
DOKUMENTATION 2009 - 2011



German
138 pages

< rotor >, 2011
Price: Euro 9,-
out of stock


In September 2009, the artistic involvement with the most multifaceted and international district of Graz has begun. Numerous artists, activists and inhabitants have become active since and have participated in different project modules. There was always a possibility to find out what moves other people and to take part in the changes of the Annenviertel.
This publication documents all the project modules that have taken place between 2009 and 2011 in the frame of the project "ANNENVIERTEL! The Art of Urban Intervention": Exhibitions, projects in public space, guided tours, workshops, presentations, participation projects, designed objects, Annenpost, Hood Radio, paper chases, film and conference.

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BUNTER SAND
ANNENVIERTEL! The Art of Urban Intervention



DVD, 62 min.
< rotor >, 2010
Camera, Direction, Editing:
Norbert Prettenthaler
Price: Euro 12,-


From May to July 2010, Norbert Prettenthaler has accompanied workshops and participation projects, which have taken place in the frame of the project "Annenviertel! The Art of Urban Intervention", with his camera. He filmed in Volksgarten, on Andrä-Platz, at Idlhof, in the printshop Alexander Bauer, in Traumwerk, on Marienplatz and in < rotor >. From this extensive material, the 62-minutes-long documentary movie "Bunter Sand" [Coloured Sand] has been produced. It depicts the artistic engagement and the cultural inquisitiveness of people from the Annenviertel. How do artists and culturally engaged people work with the inhabitants? How is living-together organised in diversity? Who contributes to changes in the area? These are some of the questions which have been raised within the artistic projects, and which can be experienced in the film.

The film "Bunter Sand" was supported by: Cinestyria Filmkunst, Stadtbaudirektion - Stadtteilmanagement Annenviertel, steirischer herbst, the programme Culture of the European Union, Bezirksrat Lend, Bezirksrat Gries

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THERE, WHERE MANY CAVES ARE
Postcard-Edition by Nasan Tur



12 postcards in cardboard box
Price: Euro 15,-


Series of 12 postcards by Nasan Tur. Developed in collaboration with young adults from JUKO Köflach, in the frame of the cooperative project FREIZEICHEN.

Köflach. What kind of place is this anyway?
What happens there and what has happened, which stories are hid behind the walls and gardens, which experiences are conntected to this town?
The place, in which you live. The home, which you remember. The people, whom you know.
And still every so well known corner hides, based on very individual recollection, its own legacy.
The project does not only point out long forgotten caves, it illuminates and exposes them.
The inconspicuous gains relevance, stories are being told.
Köflach - there, where many caves are.

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LAND OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Artistic Analyses and Visions of the Human Rights Situation in Europe



English/German
256 pages
Revolver Publishing by VVV, Berlin, 2009
ISBN: 978-3-86895-028-1
Price: Euro 19,-

Editors: Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer

Contributions to the human rights discourse seen from the vantage point of art. In Europe too human rights questions must be raised anew every day. It is therefore worth the while to be well informed in order to be more and more able to argue in favour of our own rights and the rights of others.

Summarizing publication of the exhibition serie "Artistic Analyses and Visions of the Human Rights Situation in Europe", which took place in the frame of the long term project "Land of Human Rights", in the period of November 29, 2007 till March 31, 2009 at < rotor > in Graz, Austria.


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LAND OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Artistic and Activist Strategies of Making Human Rights Visible



English
175 pages
Revolver Publishing by VVV, Berlin, 2009
ISBN: 978-3-86895-029-8
Price: Euro 19,-

Editors: Laila Huber, Judith Laister, Anton Lederer, Margarethe Makovec, Oliver Ressler

Articles by: Wolf-Dieter Narr; Judith Laister; Corinna Milborn; Dieter Behr und Lisa Bolyos; Spitou Mendy; Laila Huber; Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur; Rubia Salgado; Josip Rotar; Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer; Kolya Abramsky; Alex Foti; Fanny Castel; Teodor Celakoski and Tomislav Domes; Oliver Ressler; Jens Kastner; Dmitry Vilensky and Thomas Campbell; Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas; Joanna Erbel and Adam Ostolski; Jean Pierre le Nestour

In a world of images, visibility has become a political necessity. Whoever wants to achieve changes in society must not only make him or herself heard but also seen. The power relationships in the controversial space of social rights and values are marked by strategies of visualization. The “Land of Human Rights” does not refer to a confined territorial space, but is understood as a collective space of dignity aimed at making visible, bundling and strengthening visionary discourses and strategies linked to human rights issues.

Summarizing publication of the conference "Artistic and Activist Strategies of Making Human Rights Visible", which took place in the frame of the long term project "Land of Human Rights" at Theater im Bahnhof in Graz, Austria on Friday, November 30 - Saturday, December 1, 2007.


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CHAIRS TO SHARE



DVD
< rotor > / Afro-Asian Institute / steirischer herbst, 2009
Price : Euro 5,-

On October 4th, 2008 an action lasting several hours took place on the Tummelplatz in Graz.
The Copenhagen-based artist Khaled D. Ramadan and the Graz-based city sociologist and artist Joachim Hainzl invited passers-by to take a rest on 20 chairs they provided for them. The Graz-based film-maker Norbert Prettenthaler accompanied them.
A reflection on seating furniture in public space.

Part of the project “TIT FOR TAT – Counter Images for Transcultural Thinking and Acting” in the frame of the festival steirischer herbst 2008. A cooperation with Chamber of Public Secrets, Copenhagen.

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Because it´s like that now, it won´t stay that way

English/Polish
Galeria Arsenał, 2009
Price: Euro 4,-


Catalogue of the exhibition "Because it´s like that now, it won´t stay that way/ Ponieważ jest, tak nie zostanie" at the Galeria Arsenał in Białystok, Poland (13.02 - 15.03.2009).

No social system lasts forever. What seems to be the best form of coexistence today may already be corrupted tomorrow and its replacement by a new system is only a matter of time. Our mission to work towards a new, and hopefully better, system stems precisely from this notion. History needs art, as the latter offers the means of analyzing the former critically; such a critical analysis is applicable particularly to those chapters in history which are rightly called unaccounted for.


Artists: Anna Jermolaewa, Leopold Kessler, Martin Krenn, G.R.A.M., Maruša Sagadin / Michael Hiesmair, Michael Blum, Oliver Ressler, Isa Rosenberger, Franz Kapfer, Jun Yang, Lisl Ponger.

Curators: Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer

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Magazine Decision Maker
Art Reclaims Foreign Affairs


English
< rotor >, 2008
Price: Euro 7,-


Download Decision Maker as pdf (11 MB)


The first issue of the magazine “Decision Maker” was developed on the occasion of the conference “New Paradigms, New Models – Culture in the EU External Relations” in Ljubljana. Forty-nine artists from Europe and beyond have followed an invitation to send artistic statements along the lines of “Art Reclaims Foreign Affairs“. In part these contributions are works which have been specially produced for the magazine; others are already existing artistic contributions which manifest how intensely artists engage in the thematic complex of foreign affairs.

Artists: bankleer, Ursula Biemann, Erik Binder, Blue Noses, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Bulgarian-Romanian Union, Banu Cennetoglu, Anders Eiebakke, Miklos Erhardt, Extrastruggle, Fadaiat, Freee, Petra Gerschner, Goll& Nielsen, G.R.A.M., Het Blauwe Huis, Šejla Kameric, Hassan Khan, Olga Kisseleva, Aleksander Komarov, Kurt & Plasto, Runo Lagomarsino, Damian Le Bas, Yuri Leiderman, Armando Lulaj, Dren Maliqi, Anetta Mona Chisa, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Vlad Nanca, Roman Ondak, Tanja Ostojic, Maria Papadimitriou, Dan Perjovschi, Tadej Pogacar, Nada Prlja, Aleksander Raevski, Khaled D. Ramadan, Lala Rašcic, Mario Rizzi, R.E.P. group, Oliver Ressler, Erzen Shkololli, Škart, Ron Sluik, son:DA, Mladen Stilinovic, Dmitry Vilensky / Chto Delat?, Vangelis Vlahos, Jun Yang


A project by < rotor > association for contemporary art, Graz, Austria. Comissioned by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (Division for International Cultural Relations) and supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana.

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Erratum p.38:
G.R.A.M., "Wenn der Tito stirbt", 2006
Part of the exhibition „Wenn der Tito stirbt“, Pavelhaus, Laafeld, steirischer herbst 2006

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Mein Land

Author: Michael Blum
German
96 pages
UNRAST Verlag, Münster, 2008
ISBN-13: 978-3-89771-478-6
Price: Euro 9,80,-


Mein Land [My Country] is a collection of about a hundred compressed texts about cases of deportations in Europe. Based on daily reports documenting the deportation of “illegal immigrants”, Michael Blum developed a scaring litany of lives broken and destinies crushed in the name of legality and democracy.

Mein Land has been produced in collaboration with the Steirische Gesellschaft für Kulturpolitik.

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Balkan Konsulat

English
128 pages
Revolver, Frankfurt, 2006
ISBN: 3-86588-230-7
Price: Euro 19,-


The book on the occasion of the exhibition series(2002-2003) with the same title contains projects from Belgrade, St. Petersburg, Prague, Istanbul, Budapest and Sarajevo.
The Balkan Konsult didn't act in a diplomatic sense but was conceived as an exhibition project in the frame of which curators from six cities were in vited to develop presentations of relevant artistic positions with regard to the cities they come from
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Texts by: Judit Angel, Lejla Hodzic, Michal Kolecek, Basak Senova / Erden Kosova, Olesja Turkina, Stevan Vukovic a.o.

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Hot Testing

English
16 pages
< rotor > / EXIT, 2005
Price: Euro 1,50


Brochure of the exhibition at gallery EXIT in Peje, Kosovo.
Hot Testing: To put something to the test. And an exhibition in Kosovo can definitely be considered as a test. A change of context: What does a piece of art, which works perfectly for an Austrian audience, mean within the context of Kosovo.

Artists: Cooks of Grind, Kurt&Plasto, Andreas Leikauf, David Moises, Monochrom, Ivan Moudov, Nebojsa Seric Soba, The Blue Noses Group

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Hey Europe!

German/English
16 pages
< rotor > 2005
Price: Euro 1,50


Artistic Program for the International Conference
Spirit&Present, Whitsun Dialogue Styria 2005
Seggau Castle, Austria.
Fourteen artists are involved in the program “Hey Europe!” and their contributions are all statements on the ongoing “Discovery of Europe”.

Artists: Erik Binder, Christian Eisenberger, Alen Floricic, Sejla Kameric, Kunst-fu, Kurt&Plasto, Athanasia Kyriakakos, Vladimir Nikolic, Dan Perjovschi, Oliver Ressler & David Thorne, Erzen Shkololli, Mladen Stilinovic, Version, Sislej Xhafa

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We are what we are

English
40 pages
< rotor > / / uni-T , 2004
Price: Euro 3,50


We are what we are. Aspects of Roma Life in Contemporary Art.
Catalogue of the exhibition.
The artistically addressed cultural manifestations from the different European Roma groups are surprisingly manifold and oppose what is publicly perceived as “being Roma.” In most countries, public opinion about Roma follows a few clichés. The exhibition is conceived as a contribution to differentiated perspectives and views.

Artists: Matei Bejenaru, Michaela Bruckmüller, Pavlina Fichta Cierna, Cosmin Gradinaru, Iosif Kiraly / Mariana Celac / Marius Marcu-Lapadat, Monika Kovacova, Aydan Murtezaoglu, Terez Orsos, Nihad Nino Pusija, Gyöngyi Raczne Kalanyos, Mario Rizzi, Erzen Shkololli, Mladen Stilinovic, Ceija Stojka, Chad Evans Wyatt, Dusan Zahoransky

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< rotor > 2001

German/English
192 pages, 16 pages in color
edition selene, Vienna, 2002
ISBN: 3-85266-185-4
Price: Euro 18,60

The annual 2001 has been characterized by the changes within the political situation in Austria. Several projects of the previous year directly related to that issue: "Continuing Resistance Against Power Relations," "Political Influence on the Art World / Political Influence from the Art World", "Never Stop the Action.". Moreover, the artworks presented in this book deal with more global issues and not only adhere to their national context. And of course you can find the most interesting artistic positions from South Eastern Europe - this time with a focus on Bulgaria.

Texts by: Iara Boubnova, Ana Devic, Christine Frisinghelli, Herwig Höller, Ilina Koralova, Karin Pernegger, Gerald Raunig, Walter Seidl, Andreas Spiegl a.o..

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Never Stop the Action

Video, VHS, 17 min.
< rotor > / XXkunstkabel / steirisc[:her:]bst, 2001
Price: Euro 15,-

A film by XXkunstkabel about the performances and actions of the project "Never Stop the Action" during steirisc[:her:]bst 2001. The public statement has regained importance. In a counter movement to the Internet-supported information society and the hard to unravel economic globalization, the presence of the identifiable individual is more demanded than ever. Especially in the eastern parts of Europe, actionism as an individual art movement has developed further. The artists from this part of Europe include their experiences within their public appearances. This development has been triggered by the changes in these societies, which continuously offer material for critical reflection. Another advantage is the "medium," which is immediately directed to the public, allowing for a certain amount of spontaneity which can be overlooked from an economical point of view.

Artists: Matei Bejenaru, Alexander Brener / Barbara Schurz, Katrina Daschner, Kamera Skura, Yuri Leiderman, Slava Mizin, Ivan Moudov, Tanja Ostojic, Tadej Pogacar und P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art, Nebojsa Seric Soba, Skart

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< rotor > 2000

German/English
168 pages, 16 pages in color
edition selene, Wien, 2001
ISBN 3-85266-158-7
Price: Euro 18.60

< rotor > 2000 is the annual of < rotor > association for contemporary art. Authors from all over Europe write about the projects of the year 2000 and the involved artists. According to the thematic focus of < rotor > association, the book concentrates on positions of central and, most of all, south-eastern European art. Numerous illustrations give an impression about the developments of art in one of the most exciting regions in Europe.

Texts by: Reinhard Braun, Boris Buden, Werner Fenz, Sabine Folie, Lejla Hodzic, Herwig Höller, Ilina Koralova, Olena Mikhailovska, Franz Niegelhell, John Peter Nilsson, Gregor Podnar, Oliver Ressler, Werner Schandor, Georg Schöllhammer, Jonas Valatkevicius a.o.
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