Pic.: Himmeli in the House of Open Gates, 2016. Photo: Daily Rhythms Collective.

>>    NEW GRAZ / Part 2

Opening of the exhibition:
on Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 7pm

The exhibition is open on this day
from 6pm until at least midnight.

With contributions by:
Daily Rhythms Collective, Daniela Brasil, Nayarí Castillo,
Sara González Novi, Joachim Hainzl, Severin Hirsch,
Kate Howlett-Jones, Maryam Mohammadi, Samowar Activity Café, Mário José Santos Soares, Škart, studio ASYNCHROME,
Studio Magic – Thomas Kalcher/ Christian Meixner/ Patricia Wess, Evi Papanagiotou, public works, Tuuli Sundén-Uusimäki, Jun Yang, Inka Ylikotila, Moira Zoitl et al.

Photos from the opening
Photos from the exhibition

Duration: 9.12.-22.12.2016

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

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

Admission free!

This is the second exhibition within a project series circling around the notion of the Arrival City. The specific city is Graz, Austria's second largest town, and the involved artistic works all were developed in a certain area of this town – the Annenviertel district, which is since hundreds of years a place for newly arrived immigrants to go, to make contacts, to settle down.

“New Graz” provides a stage for people who at some point in the past set up home here and their narrations of how they approached their new centre of living respectively how they were welcomed by the Arrival City.

E.g., in the video installation of Severin Hirsch four people from former Yugoslavia tell their stories about arriving, their arrival in a foreign country and their specific relationships with places and people in this city which they have built up over time. Or, to mention another piece, Maryam Mohammadi and Joachim Hainzl have worked together with youngsters and adults who fled from Afghanistan and came to Graz in the last 12 months. Their contribution to the exhibition is about how these new arrivals make this city accessible for themselves and use it.

Several other presented artworks were developed during the festival steirischer herbst in the frame of the House of Open Gates.
During four weeks in September and October 2016 this was an temporary open project room where people from all backgrounds and various artistic disciplines could meet to critically discuss existing conditions and conjure up dreams of a life of freedom, justice and solidarity.

CMRK GRAZ / December 7, 2016
Collective openings:
18:00 Künstlerhaus "– 3,35" / "72 km+"
19:00 < rotor > "NEW GRAZ / Part 2"
20:00 Camera Austria "DIALOGUES"
The Grazer Kunstverein is open on this day until at least 10pm


Free Shuttle-Service on December 7, 2016:
Departure VIENNA: 3pm, opera bus stop, bus 59a /
Departure GRAZ: 11.30pm, Künstlerhaus KM–, Burgring 2