Pic.: Marjetica Potrč, aus der Serie "The Rural Connection", 2012.
Courtesy: Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm



Opening of the exhibition:
on Friday, December 6, 2013, 9 pm

Opening speech by Brigitte Kratzwald
The exhibition is open on that day from 6 pm to until at least
1 am in the night.

Participating artists:
Dušica Dra˛ić, HeHe, Marjetica Potrč, Klaus Schafler, Anna Witt, zweintopf

Curated by:
Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer

Curatorial Statement (pdf)

Photos of the opening

Photos of the exhibition

Duration: 7.12. - 21.12.2013 + 7.1. - 28.2.2014

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

One Thursday each month all CMRK exhibtions are open until 9 pm: 12.12.2013, 16.1.2014, 13.2.2014

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

Admission free!

Actually, the title of our exhibition is not a hundred percent accurate as it rather deals with saving mankind than saving the world. If Alan Weisman's ideas of "The World Without Us" prove to be true, hardly anything will remind of us 500 years after humans have disappeared. Perhaps, there is still a little bit of time until then. However, who can stop this development and help save us is yet not completely clarified. The global multinationals? Politics, which is closely interrelated with them? How they act is largely only profit-oriented, interested in growth in consumption, quintessentially exploitative, opposed to humankind and to nature even more, short-term and random. Nonetheless, both of them must not be relieved of any responsibility in this respect; on the contrary: the pressure-from the bottom up-must grow. We are all called upon to help build a new system of values.


Starting from 6 pm., openings take place on this day at Camera Austria, Künstlerhaus. Halle für Kunst & Medien, < rotor > and Grazer Kunstverein; referred to in short as CMRK.

Shuttlebus Service on December 6:
Departure VIENNA: 3 pm, Vienna State Opera, bus stop of IKEA bus
Departure GRAZ: 11.30 pm, < rotor >, Volksgarten; 5 Euros one way