2010 II

2010 I



Phase 3 // September-December 2010



Pic.: Paola di Bello photographed pensioners in front of the pavillon in Volksgarten



With contributions by:
Marianna Asatrjan, Mikael Asatrjan, Cactus, Paola di Bello, Joseph Dim, Aslan Esiev, Marlene Hausegger, Helsinki Viertelradio, Franziska Hederer, Michael Hieslmair / Michael Zinganel, Claudia Holzer, ILA, Christian Kasper / Josef Wurm / Georg Dinstl, Elke Krasny, Damian & Delaine Le Bas, Nana Mandl, Maryam Mohammadi, Norbert Prettenthaler, Nicole Pruckermayr, raus aus der box, Tere Recarens / Daniela Paes Leão, resanita, eva helene stern***, Stefan Schmitzer / Verena Michelitsch / Karin Lernbeiß, Edda Strobl, Škart, Bruno Toya - and many, many people who have taken part in workshops and participatory projects


Opening: Saturday, September 25th 2010, 6 p.m.

in the frame of steirischer herbst 2010

Duration of the exhibition: September 26th - November 20th, 2010
Opening Hours: MON - FRI 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., SAT 12 a.m. - 4 p.m.
during steirischer herbst also Sunday 12 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed on bank holidays

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

Admission Free!

Pic.: In one series of workshops the transfer of cultural techniques was central

Photos of the opening
Photos of the exhibition

In the exhibition all the works that were produced in the frame of workshops and participatory projects in spring and summer 2010 are on display. Exhibition venues are < rotor > and several locations in the Annenviertel area.

The city belongs to everyone, but who actually develops it? In the Annen district of Graz, a vibrant, very international part of the city, a wide variety of different forms of coexistence are being pragmatically tested every day, with resourcefulness and a gift for improvisation. The long-term “Annenviertel!” project uses a wide array of artistic and cultural strategies to demonstrate how this urban space, in which contrasting worlds are just a few steps away from each other, can be shaped and the voice of those who live here can be amplified.

For all the questions and problems facing this area, the challenge for those involved in the project is clear: to join forces to build a future in which transcultural coexistence has become normal and in which changes in the urban landscape as a result of immigration are not perceived as a threat. For the city is not – as some people would have us believe – conflict and fear, but above all an opportunity.




by Georg Dinstl, Christian Kasper und Josef Wurm – developed in collaboration with many young people from the Volksgarten and with YAP – Young Active People
Location: Wall in the southern part of Volksgarten
Photos of creation of the mural

The results of two workshops can be viewed on a wall behind the children’s playground. The graffiti works have been created with stencils. First the subject is cut out from cardboard as a negative image and is then sprayed on a surface with the help of the stencil, which creates the positive image. Georg Dinstl, Christian Kasper and Josef Wurm are all experienced stencil artists and they have also conceived the overall design.

Pic.: Snapshot of the preparatory work for the mural



by Maryam Mohammadi – in collaboration with 28 people frequenting the Marienplatz
Location: on Marienplatz and in < rotor >
Presentation on Marienplatz: only from Sept 25 to Oct 23!
Photos of the portraits in public space

Funded by a scholarship program Maryam Mohammadi runs a studio inside the Rondo. She has invited people to come to her place who make use of the various facilities around the Marienplatz or work there. What has been created in the studio are portraits, preferably depicting people in moments of relaxation. In a second step the people who had been portrayed took photographs of things of importance for them.

Pic.: Two portraits from the series with people of Marienplatz by Maryam Mohammadi


by Marlene Hausegger
Location: Annestraße 39

Photos of the facade redesign

A dozen people responded to the public tender for a free artistic redesign of a house front. The house Annenstraße 39, which is perfectly suitable for Marlene Hausegger’s idea, was finally selected. Following a precise schedule the house front was painted over around seven windows. Assisted by climbers this activity was carried out in early September.

Pic.: The colours were applied out of the windwos


by Nicole Pruckermayr
Location: Eggenberger Gürtel, on the corner to Niesenbergergasse

On her poster “Mehr Wildnis für die Stadt“ Nicole Pruckermayr demands more wilderness for the city and the people are asked to “open up gaps between buildings and plant something ... or let it grow on its own”. This is a plea for the unplanned, for proactiveness. In an area where all existing waste ground is turned into building plots sooner or later this project formulates the residents’ desire for green and open spaces.

Pic.: A look-out to thick green is desired


Tere Recarens with support of Daniela Paes Leão and The Blue House, Amsterdam, and the participation of around 350 people from the housing estate Idlhof and the surrounding streets
Location: Yard of the housing estate Idlhof, entrance Idlhofgasse 18
Time : Sunday, September 26, 3 pm to 8 pm
Afterwards the poster is available at < rotor >

Photos of Idlhof-Fest

In June the two artists – backed up by a < rotor > team – roamed the streets of the quarter. They invited residents and passers-by to draw their statements on subjects like neighbourhood or life in the area on white boards. A final collaborative poster which includes many of the drawings as well as selected photographs will be presented on September 26 at the Idlhof-Feast.

Pic.: Many people gave very personal statements to the topic of neighbourhood


by Cactus, Josef Fürpaß, Manuel Grassler, Ursula Kiesling, Mischa Mendlik, Lukáš Müller, Maki Stolberg, Škart
Locations: Ungergasse, on the corner to Idlhofgasse, as well as garden wall of the house Keplerstraße 82 and at various initiatives, shops and pubs in the quarter

Photos of the two poster walls
Photos of the posters at different locations in the Annenviertel

The changes within the Annenviertel, social coexistence and the possibilities of active participation in decision-making processes are both starting point and topic of the poster series. The experienced graphic designers of the London-based group Cactus and the Škart group from Belgrade have guided the production stage. Finally the posters were printed in the near-by Traumwerk and the Alexander Bauer print shop.

Pic.: One of the motives of the poster workshop [Translation: This could become a place of historic significance]


by resanita
Location: Josef-Huber-Gasse 17
From Oct 28 2010! – Presentation on this day at 5pm

Agarics came to our city and took possession of a house. They were summoned by the artists’ duo resanita. It was the members of resanita who cordially invited the parasites to organize themselves on the house front. What preceded was a period of intensive analysis of these growths which took place in an experimental laboratory over the summer. The < rotor > served as the laboratory.

Pic.: An agaric worked on by resanita


by Delaine & Damian Le Bas in the frame of a workshop and in cooperation with Julius Balog, Zsolt Berki and Štefan Oláh
Location: The pavilion SHELTER – realised by Erwin Stefanie Posarnig and located on Andrä-Platz

The SHELTER pavilion – realized by Erwin Stefanie Posarnig and located on Andrä-Platz since 2003 – has been an important location on this square since then. Initially, the workshop addressed maintenance issues to increase its usability, and then it was devoted to some extensions when personal notes of the workshop participants and a few guests were inscribed into the building.

Pic.:As one of many details the lamp has been designed


by ILA in collaboration with young people from YAP – Young Active People, in the frame of a workshop
Location: in front of the youth center YAP, Orpheumgasse 8

An object was created in the frame of a workshop that permanently changes in further consequence. And we enjoy keeping track of these changes with persistent curiosity. Different clods of earth from the Gleinalm region were pieced together on a table-like construction. Thus plants were introduced into the urban environment which to date haven’t been there in front of the youth centre.

Pic.: The growing artwork needs to be maintained and watered