Pic.: Angela Dorrer, "Stilleben #7" from: Freimaurer-Zyklus, 2006

Artistic Positions on Networks of Power

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Official Opening: 10:00 am
On this day, the exhibition will be open non-stop until midnight.
Cool drinks will be available at our bar.

Photos of the opening
Photos of the exhibition
Video by steirischer herbst about the exhibition

Participating artists:
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson (Rotterdam), Oskar Dawicki (Warsaw), Angela Dorrer (Vienna), G.R.A.M. (Graz), Elvedin Klačar (Vienna), Marek Kvetan (Bratislava), Katrin Plavcak (Berlin), Pragmatische Sanktion (Graz), Josef Schützenhöfer (Pöllau), Voina group (Moscow)

24.9. – 22.12.2011
Opening Hours:
MO – FR 10 am– 6 pm
SA 12 pm – 4 pm
Closed on bank holidays

Extended opening hours during steirischer herbst festival:
24.9. - 16.10.2011, SA & SU 10:30 am - 6pm

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

Admission free!

The parallel systems of power are tightly intermeshed: political power, the interests of business, religion, media, intellectual elites. Numerous decisions in our democracy are made pseudo-democratically at best, when corruption, bribery or, more euphemistically: lobbyism, wield their influence. Inconvenient legislation is circumvented, invisible networks work on their constructions of reality behind the scenes. When investigative journalists, researchers critical of the system, tenacious activists look for missing pieces in public information, they are dependent on those who are prepared to divulge something about the way things are linked together in the worlds of power: but the whistle-blowers often remain invisible and faceless, giving no interviews and staying forever incognito. How can we get a hold on the big picture in this situation? Where is the truth between abstruse conspiracy theories and the officially prescribed reality that seeks to draw a veil over as much as possible?

Co-produced by steirischer herbst, Bulgarian Institute of Culture - Hamburg & < rotor >

Shuttleservice Vienna-Graz-Vienna to the exhibition tour of steirischer herbst 2011 on Saturday, Sept 24.
Information and registration: tickets@steirischerherbst.at

The exhibition "detached" can be seen at the Bulgarian Institute of Culture - Hamburg between July 14 and September 10, 2011.