Pic.: Petja Dimitrova, “climbing european borders. 100tsnd likes, comments and shares”, 2014/15.


Opening of the exhibition:
on Saturday, 22 September 2018, 1 pm
Opening statement by the writer Olga Flor

The exhibition is open on that day
from 11 am to until at least 10 pm.

Opening speech by Olga Flor
Statement by Robert Misik on 7.12.2018

Participating artists:
Babi Badalov, Petja Dimitrova,EXTRA-TERRITORIA –
Róza El-Hassan / Branimir Stojanović / Milica Tomić,
Petra Gerschner, e.d gfrerer, Manaf Halbouni, Oto Hudec,
Maryam Mohammadi / Joachim Hainzl, Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić, RISOGRAD, Tim Sharp, Barbora Šimková,
Hannes Zebedin, ZIP group

Responsible for the programme:
Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer

Photos from the opening
Photos from 7.12.2018
Photos from the exhibition

Selected press articles

Duration: EXTENDED UNTIL 16.2.2019

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

Extended opening hours during steirischer herbst festival:
20.9.–14.10.2018: SAT & SUN 12pm–6pm

Dialogic tours through the exhibition for school classes and other groups by prior appointment:
rotor@mur.at, 0316/ 688306
The educational programme of this exhibition is supported by Styrian Society for Cultural Policy.

Admission free!

A stance observed throughout Europe has recently met with the approval of many voters, a stance that Olga Flor describes as “antihumanism as new pragmatism”. The author writes: “Severity and becoming hardened to other people’s suffering is declared to be a political necessity and proclaimed a social norm.” People seeking refuge in Europe have long been described as an enemy that unites right-wing populists in all countries. The artworks and stances of the artists in this exhibition set out to oppose this.

Supported by steirischer herbst

The phrase "Guerilla der Aufklärung" (Guerrilla of Enlightenment) is used by courtesy of Doron Rabinovici and has been taken from the text "Aktion und Artikulation. Das Bestehen des Republikanischen Clubs" published in "Von der Kunst der Nestbeschmutzung - Dokumente gegen Ressentiment und Rassismus seit 1986", Löcker Verlag, 2009.

Programme items from November to February:

>> Wednesday, 28.11.2018, 5 pm_Unlearning Black Pete and other states of coloniality”, lecture by Annette Krauss. In English.
In collaboration with IZK Institute for Contemporary Art, TU Graz, izk.tugraz.at

>> Friday, 30.11.2018, 3-6 pm_KAMA Café
at < rotor > Powered by Women

>> Friday, 7.12.2018, 6-11 pm_
Aktionsraum Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremic;
9 pm Performance Veza María Fernández & Christina Maria Lederhaas; Opening statement by Robert Misik. In the frame of CMRK, www.cmrk.org

>> Friday, 21.12.2018, 3-6 pm_
KAMA Café at < rotor > Powered by Women – < rotor > End of the year celebration

>> Wednesday, 16.1.2019, 7 pm_
Flüchtlinge.Helfer.Menschen“, film-screening with the Graz-based filmmaker Heinz Trenczak

>> Friday, 25.1.2019, 3-6 pm_KAMA Café
at < rotor > Powered by Women

>> Tuesday, 12.2.2019, 7 pm_Lesung und Rundgang
durch die Ausstellung mit den beiden Grazer Autor*innen Asiyeh Panahi und Roohullah Borhani.
In German.

>> Saturday, 16.2.2019_
Last day of the exhibition! Guided tour at 2 pm.
impuls minute concerts at 7 pm at < rotor >, www.impuls.cc

Manaf Halbouni war im September auf Einladung des Artists in Residence Programms von Bundeskanzleramt und KulturKontakt Austria in Österreich.