Pic.: Wolfgang Obermair,
“Skopje aqueduct wet towel try“, 2016.

>>    responseABILITY
Artists of the AiR programme West Balkan Calling

Opening of the exhibition:
on Friday, 9 March 2018, 6 pm
Introductory words by Karin Cervenka,
Directorate General for Cultural Policy of the BMEIA

The exhibition is open on that day
from 5 pm to until at least midnight.

Participating artists:
Stefano Romano/DZT, Dante Buu, Veronika Eberhart,
Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Marko Kosović, Wolfgang Obermair,
Danilo Prnjat, Gregor Schlatte, Deniz Sözen, tadi,
Inge Vavra, Velimir Zernovski

Curated by:
Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer
, Anna Kohlhauser

Photos from the opening

Photos from the exhibition

Duration: 10.3.–26.5.2018

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!

From 2015 to 2016, the artist-in-residence programme “West Balkan Calling” took place in Belgrade, Cetinje, Prishtina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Tirana as well as in Graz, Klagenfurt, Krems, Linz and Vienna. A total of 12 artists visited the cities mentioned above for a residency. During this time, they realised works of art and/or were inspired to create new works, which will be presented in the exhibition “responseABILITY”. In parallel to this, a 12-part poster series will be published.

The observations and individual experiences made within the guest artists' residencies form the starting point of the exhibition. They could check their expectations, compare them with their impressions on site and put them into relation to their own living environments. Moreover, the mutual exchange opened up the possibility to compare perceptions of the different cultural spaces.

West Balkan Calling is a project by
< rotor > Center for Contamporary Art Graz & Directorate General for Cultural Policy of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

In cooperation with
AIR–artist in residence Krems; Art Research Center 42°, Cetinje;
Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz; Cultural City Network, Graz;
Kontekst Collective / Zadruga Oktobar, Beograd; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien; lend|hauer, Klagenfurt; press to exit project space, Skopje;
Public ROOM, Sarajevo; Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina; T.I.C.A. – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art

Programme items:

Saturday, March 10, 11 am _ Brunch with artists and < rotor > team
in the exhibition

Saturday, April 21, 11 am _ Dialogischer Rundgang mit Max Aufischer,
Cultural City Network Graz (in German language)

Saturday, May 5, 11 am _
Kuratorisches Gespräch in der Ausstellung.
Zu Gast: Nora Leitgeb, lend|hauer Klagenfurt (in German language)
In the frame of the Galerientage - aktuelle kunst in graz 2018.
Galerientage - aktuelle kunst in graz

/ March 9, 2018
Collective openings/events:
18:00 < rotor > "responseABILITY"
19:00 Camera Austria "TPX – INDEX"
20:00 Grazer Kunstverein "FRÜHLINGSPROGRAMM"
21:00 Künstlerhaus "WAS VOM KINO ÜBRIG BLIEB"


Free Shuttle-Service on March 9, 2018:
Departure VIENNA: 3pm, opera bus stop, bus 59a /
Departure GRAZ: 10.30pm, Künstlerhaus, Burgring 2