Pic.: Nayari Castillo / Jacqueline Goldberg
Photo: Michael Tasch

Artistic Works on Repression in Vienna and Graz in the Nazi Era

Opening of the exhibition:
on Friday, March 11, 2016, 9pm

The exhibition is open on that day from 6pm to until midnight.

Participating artists:
Catrin Bolt, Nayari Castillo / Jacqueline Goldberg, Fedo Ertl,
Petra Gerschner / Michael Backmund, Jochen Gerz, Emil Gruber, Peter Gerwin Hoffmann, Kate Howlett-Jones / Daphna Weinstein, Helmut & Johanna Kandl, Martin Krenn, Axl Leskoschek,
Lisl Ponger / Tim Sharp, Oliver Ressler,
Isa Rosenberger, Peter Weibel

Curated by:
Birgit Lurz, Wolfgang Schlag, Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer

Photos from the opening
Photos from the exhibition

Location: < rotor >, Volksgartenstraße 6a, Graz


Opening hours: MO – FR 10:00 – 18:00, SA 12:00 – 16:00
Closed on Sundays and bank holidays

Admission free!

Educational modules accompanying the exhibition:
* Conversational tours through the exhibition
* “A Suitcase Full of Memories”, workshop on the Shoah
* Visit of “Stolpersteine” (cobble-stone sized memorials
for individual victims of Nazism) in the neighbourhood
of < rotor >
For school classes and other groups by prior appointment:: rotor@mur.at, 0316/ 688306

The works of artists who deal with the systematic persecution, expulsion, and even killing of people in the Nazi era, will be presented in the second exhibition at < rotor > that takes the Hotel Metropole, the former Gestapo headquarters, as its point of departure. The massive-scale plundering directed and carried out by the National Socialists, above all of the property of the Jewish population, will be another central thematic field.

Along with artworks that were created in the frame of the Wiener Festwochen 2015, contributions by artists will be presented who have dealt with this subject with special reference to the inglorious local history of Graz.

A project in cooperation by: Into the City & < rotor >

Programme items:
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 14:00 _ Symposium "Escape Yesterday and Today", multi-perspective approaches to both historical and current aspects of escape and expulsion
Location: ISOP, Dreihackengasse 2, 8020 Graz

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 19:00 _ Performance
"The White Elephant Archive, Setting No.3" by Eduard Freudmann
Location: Volkshaus Graz, Lagergasse 98a, 8020 Graz

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 16:00 _ Artist´s talk with Isa Rosenberger in the frame of Galerientage - Current Art in Graz
Location: < rotor >, Volksgartenstraße 6a, 8020 Graz

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 15:00_Curatorial tour through the exhibition, lecture and commemorative walk
Location: < rotor >, Volksgartenstraße 6a, 8020 Graz


/ March 11, 2016
Collective openings:
18:00 Künstlerhaus KM- "SIGHS TRAPPED BY LIARS"
19:00 Grazer Kunstverein "PHILIPPE VAN SNICK"
20:00 Camera Austria "GROUP SHOW - Shirana Shahbazi"


Free Shuttle Service on March 11, 2016:
Departure VIENNA: 3pm, opera bus stop, bus 59a /
Departure GRAZ: 11.30pm, < rotor >, Volksgarten

Project partners:
Centre of Jewish Studies at Karl Franzens University Graz,
CLIO Association for Education and History Work,
Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance – DÖW,
erinnern.at – Styrian Network,
Günter Eisenhut - remixx:,
Institute for Art in Public Space Styria,

Styrian Society for Cultural Politics,
Tacheles Styria– Association for the Promotion of Jewish Culture,
Association for the Culture of Remembrance in Graz

The educational programme additionally takes part in the frame of the Austrian Citizenship Days: