Pic.: Delaine LeBas, from the series “Frontier De Luxe“, 2016.


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Opening of the exhibition:
on Sunday, 24 September 2017, 3 pm

The exhibition is already open on 23.9. and on 24.9.
from noon to 6 pm.

Participating artists:
Pravdoliub Ivanov, Damian Le Bas, Delaine Le Bas,
Nikolay Oleynikov, Lisl Ponger, Oliver Ressler

Curated by:
Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer



Duration: 23.9.–25.11.2017

Opening Hours: MO–FR 10am–6pm, SA 12pm–4pm
Closed on Sundays and bank holidays


Extended opening hours during steirischer herbst festival:
23.9.–15.10.2017: SAT & SUN 12pm–6pm

Dialogic tours through the exhibition for school classes and other groups by prior appointment:
rotor@mur.at, 0316/ 688306

Admission free!


Recent works of artists who influenced the programmatic development of
< rotor > since this art centre was established in 1999 will be presented in two consecutive exhibitions.

Selecting from the hundreds of works that have been presented and to a large extent newly produced over the years has not been easy—several other artistic positions can also be considered central and lastingly stimulating.

Artist Oliver Ressler, for example, who was born in Styria and is now based in Vienna, focuses his work on questions of democracy, activism and the way we treat the environment, while Delaine and Damian Le Bas, an artist couple from Worthing in the south of England, have been dedicating their practice to the equality of Roma and, more generally, to the rights of minorities.
Lisl Ponger, who also operates from her base in Vienna, assumes an extraordinary position in the transcultural discourse and is an important critic
of (post)colonial conditions. St. Petersburg-based artist Nikolay Oleynikov takes up the great tradition of mural painting in what is a critical contemporary approach, commenting on social-utopian aspects in the history of ideas and in art history from an anarchistic perspective. And finally, Pravdoliub Ivanov from Sofia is part of the exhibition: with his objects and installations, he subtly questions the things of the world and presents them in a new light.

The participating artists’ diverse approaches have set to sharpen the profile of < rotor > over the past eighteen years.


Co-produced by steirischer herbst & < rotor >



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