Pic.: Moira Zoitl/VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, detail from the project „Misplaced Concreteness“, 2016.

>>    NEW GRAZ / Part 1

Opening of the exhibition:
on Saturday, 24 September 2016, 6pm

The exhibition is open on this day from 12pm until 9pm.

Participating artists:
Severin Hirsch, Maryam Mohammadi / Joachim Hainzl, Škart,
studio ASYNCHROME, Jun Yang, Moira Zoitl

The project has been collectively developed by:
Daniela Brasil, Nayarí Castillo, Johanna Hierzegger,
Anna Kohlhauser, Anton Lederer, Marleen Leitner,
Margarethe Makovec, Maryam Mohammadi, Wolfgang Oeggl, Michael Schitnig, Mário José Santos Soares, as well as a large number of other providers of ideas

Narratives from the Arrival City:
In collaboration with HOUSE OF OPEN GATES, Austrian and international artists set out to investigate the conditions that characterise Graz as a city of immigration.

Photos from the opening
Photos from the exhibition

Duration: 25.9.-26.11.2016

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

Extended opening hours during steirischer herbst festival:
24.9.–16.10.2016: 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!

The Annenviertel district – where the city’s new residents, migrants and asylum seekers find a host of networks that help them find their way around and settle in Graz. Numerous shops, run by migrants, political and cultural associations, sports clubs, religious gathering places as well as educational and social facilities,allow them to get used to the new environment and in the same time stay connected with native cultural and language practices.

“Narratives from the Arrvial City” has been developed in a collective process and aims at investigating the conditions met by new arrivals in districts such as Annenviertel and cities such as Graz. Artist Jun Yang, for example, explores the experiences and motives of Chinese migrants, while artist Moira Zoitl deals with the question of how West African women cope with the manifold ways of life in Graz and their native countries. In various ways “New Graz” provides a stage for people who at some point in the past set up home here and their narrations of how they were welcomed by the Arrival City.

Thus “Narratives from the Arrival City” takes a clear stance on the current political situation. Despite all efforts to temporarily seal off the country’s borders, there is no denying that Austria has always been a country of immigration for a long time. The emergence of urban spaces and the growth of cities in particular are dependent on migration and the project draws on
to remind us once again of this fact.

Co-produced by steirischer herbst & rotor


Saturday, 24 September / Sunday, 25 September
Information on further events during the opening weekend of the festival steirischer herbst can be found here

Saturday, 1 October, 9:30pm
Long Night of Museums
Dialogical tour through the exhibition "New Graz"

Sunday, 2 October, 3pm
Talking Art
with Nayarí Castillo and Anton Lederer at < rotor >

Guided Tours "Demarcations"