Pic.: Gamlet Zinkovsy, from the series “Black”, 2018.


Duration of the exhibition:
22.9.–21.12.2019 & 7.1.–31.1.2020

Participating artists:
Ingo Abeska, Iris Andraschek, bankleer,
Blue Noses Group, Nayarí Castillo, Christian Eisenberger,
Memed Erdener, Veza Fernández / Christina Lederhaas,
Aldo Giannotti, Johannes Gierlinger, Anne Glassner,
G.R.A.M., Michael Heindl, Andreas Heller,
Johanna Hierzegger, Anita Hofer / Reni Hofmüller,
Katrin Hornek, Franz Kapfer, Karl Karner, Leopold Kessler,
Paul Lässer, Damian Le Bas, Delaine Le Bas, Alfred Lenz,
Hubert Lobnig, Juan Pablo Macías, Ralo Mayer,
Ryts Monet, Ivan Moudov, Anton Petz, Katrin Plavčak,
Leon Podesser, Lavinia Raccanello, Arne Rautenberg,
RESANITA, Paul Schmidtbauer, Elisabeth Schmirl,
Alexander Stern, eva helene stern ***, Mladen Stilinović,
studio ASYNCHROME, Tonto, Nasan Tur, Vladimír Turner,
Roswitha Weingrill, Markus Wilfling, Johannes Wohlfart,
Martin Zet, Gamlet Zinkovsky, zweintopf, Zwoelfboth

Curated by:
Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer

Photos from the opening on 21 September 2019

Photos from the exhibition
Episode about the exhibition by RTVE (Spain)

Selected press articles

Duration: 22.9.–21.12.2019 & 7.1.–31.1.2020
Opening on Saturday, 21 September 2019, 3 pm

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

Extended opening hours during steirischer herbst festival:
22.9.–13.10.2019: 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!

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 Amateur’s Alphabet).

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 herbst

Programme items:

>> 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 the exhibition.

>> 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_
nicht zahn gold: Performance by Karl Karner and Roy Culbertson; in the frame of CRK+.

>> Wednesday, 18.12., 7 pm_
Wolfgang Schlag reads from the reissued "Alphabet des anarchistischen Amateurs"; musical accompaniment by Josef Fürpaß and Lothar Lässer. Afterwards talk with the editor Beatrix Müller-Kampel and Reinhard Müller, Anarchism-researcher
In German language.

>> Tuesday, 14.1., 7 pm_Rudi Gradnitzer and Leo Gürtler present current publications from the bahoe books publishing house in Vienna, also the literary photo essay "Grauzone – Eine Reise zwischen den Fronten im Donbass" (Grey Area - A journey between the frontlines at Donbas) by Jutta Sommerbauer, who is present as well. Musical epilogue and prologue by piano feedback distortionAlfred Lenz / Christian F. Schiller

>> Saturday, 25.1., 3 pm_Guided tour through the exhibition.

>> Tuesday, 28.1., 9–10 am_Anarchist Gymnastics for women* with Veza Fernández / Christina Lederhaas (THINKING PIECES)

Cooperation partners:
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