Phase 1
Sept - Dec 2009
Phase 2
May-July 2010
Phase 3
Sept - Dec 2010

Exhibitions - Discussions - Workshops - Guided Tours - Neigbourhood Radio - Annenpost

Participating in what is going on and what is changing in the Annenviertel.
Learning about what moves other people

Pravdoliub Ivanov, Transformation Always Takes Time And Energy, 1998

The Art of Urban Intervention

Warm invitation to the launch of this project:
When: Saturday, September 26 2009, 6 p.m. at < rotor >

in the frame of steirischer herbst 2009

The projects starts with the following artists and activists at the mentioned locations:
Paola di Bello, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Anri Sala, Tere Recarens......< rotor > Joanna Rajkowska......Premises of the Building Authority
Isa Rosenberger.....Association Women's Service Graz BijaRi......Annenstrasse
Marusa Sagadin......Chamber of Labour
Kristina Leko......plauderBar at ISOP
Die Villa, in der wir wohnen......City Library Zanklhof
Pia Lanzinger......die Scherbe
Katarzyna Winiecka......blendend Concept Store, Bookshop Wendepunkt, Café Restaurant Demiri, Pizzeria Santa Lucia, Café Park
Rebikel / Raketa.....Load carrying tricycle
Stefan Schmitzer / Karin Lernbeiß / Verena Michelitsch.....Annenpost
A multilingual team......Voices from Annenviertel. The Helsinki Hood Radio
A growing archive: ICA-Sofia, Isola Art Center, The Blue House, UJEP, Urban Festival......< rotor >

Download ANNENVIERTEL! Programme Sep. - Dez. 2009 (1,8 MB)

Photos of the opening
Photos of the exhibition

Workshops "Die Villa, in der wir wohnen"
Guided Tours - Exploring the Annenviertel
The Helsinki Hood Radio - Voices of the Annenviertel
Isola Art Center - Presentation & Discussion
"The wonderful of the Annenviertel is..." - Presentation of students

Duration: 27.9. – 14.11.2009
Opening Hours: MO – SA, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and bank holidays

Guided tours for school classes and other groups by prior appointment, 0316/ 688306

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All informations for the periode September to December 2009 are contained in the programme brochure.
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

What you face is the kick-off of the project “Annenviertel! The Art of Urban Intervention”. For a period of two years the present and the transformations in the Graz Annenviertel will be highlighted with manifold forms of artistic and cultural practice. This little publication features the programme of the first four months. We would like to cordially invite you to take a closer look at the Annenviertel with us and to participate in the events offered!
What exactly is the Annenviertel? This is the area in downtown Graz with the Annenstrasse in its centre comprising large parts of Lend, the 4th district of Graz, and Gries, the 5th. This project is about the people who turn the Annenviertel into what it is – its regulars, its residents, as well as the people who work and who all animate this area.
What is on the agenda now is the big launch. Now is the time to get started, to communicate, to explore, to discover and to make things visible. Artist, urbanists and activists will deal with the plethora of hot topics at issue in this hood. There will be ample room for participation and free expression of one’s own views. The Bulgarian artist Pravdoliub Ivanov, who contributes in the first phase, has titled his work as follows: “Transformation Always Takes Time and Energy”. This is also a good motto for both city (district) development in general and the Annenviertel in particular!

In this spirit we are counting on a lot of energy from the part of all the people involved and time for a positive development. And we wish you many exciting moments and stimulating discussions.

Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer, Elke Krasny
Programme team

The ANNENVIERTEL! kick-off is organized in cooperation with the steirischer herbst festival and with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

ANNENVIERTEL! is supported by:
City of Graz
City of Graz - Cultural Department
State of Styria - Cultural Department
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
Culture Programme of the European Union
steirischer herbst

Individual project modules are realized in collaboration with:
City of Graz - Building Authority
Association Women's Service Graz
Styrian Chamber of Labour
Nursery Ecker
ISOP - Innovative Social Projects
City Library Graz
die Scherbe
blendend Concept Store
Bookshop Wendepunkt
Café Restaurant Demiri
Pizzeria Santa Lucia
Café Park
Radio Helsinki
Print shop Alexander Bauer – Wolfgang Khil
Rebikel – association to rescue trash bicycles

ANNENVIERTEL! is part of:
THE ART OF URBAN INTERVENTION a project by < rotor > association for contemporary art/ Graz, University of J. E. Purkyne/ Usti nad Labem, [BLOK] – Local Base for cultural refreshment/ Zagreb (in collaboration with DeLVe | Institute for Duration, Location and Variables, Zagreb), The Blue House Foundation/ Amsterdam, Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia and NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts/ Milano.