press release

Welcome: Municipal Councillor univ. lec. dr.in Daisy Kopera
Opening Speaker: Cultural Scientist and Art Historian Markus Waitschacher
Artist Talk

Constanze Kratzsch (artist in residence 2018): A crumbled newspaper on the sidewalk moving in the wind is a common sight in the port of Liverpool. In fact, not only there. Carelessness, insensibility, coldness, indifferentism – most areas with a high population density are marked by this human idleness.
By working with tights Lisa Reiter draws on inspiration from the human body and the formation of stalactites. Tights as underwear form a surface. Under the rain cover over the kunstGarten’s stage area you will come across the installation UNDER THE BELOW.
What can we discover under there? Is it hidden or unknown, is it shamefully buried or only forgotten; faded out or repressed? Lisa Reiter creates not only a strange aesthetic landscape. She is creating an underneath – and yet there is something below the underneath: the walking people. The installation poses a question to the visitors, asks for their relationship to themselves and their historical awareness of the European society.
Round like a ball:
The works of Kathrin Lorenz are about the very first hours of the beginning of a human being till the first months after birth.
Lorenz reflects on herself as a social prototype and tries to capture this special period of becoming mother and child.

The work of RESANITA is linked with contemporary topics in society like climate change, terror, migration, history, global economy, and politics. Their conceptual working method is also imbued with scientific, research-based pursuits and sometimes involves longstanding exchanges with international institutions. Nature is a prelevant theme.For the project SVALBARD, RESANITA formed a cooperation with the department of crop science at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences/Tulln. In summer 2017 they created cross-breedings of special cereals. The first harvest has been cultivated at the BOKU this winter, and, for the first time, this summer the seeds will be planted at kunstGarten Graz in a trial field arrangement. This new variety will be stored in the Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen.

Also involved are students from the HTBLVA Graz-Ortweinschule, Keramik Art Craft
Iris Bulla: “Humanity & Beauty Ideal”
4objects
Katharina Suppan: “Beautiful Ugly”
ceramic object
Alice Fabris: „Identität“ Identity
Ceramic objects installation in the pond.