Collateral Program 2018

Kultur in Graz

Walter Köstenbauer
ent.tarnung.mensch

For artist Walter Köstenbauer, the chance discovery of a piece of military camouflage from the former Yugoslavia in 2002 and the study of philosophers Jean-François Lyotard und Arthur C. Danto became the basis for the project ent.tarnung.mensch. Lyotard advocates direct access to a work of art, unencumbered by the need for theoretical background knowledge, while for Danto it is the theoretical foundation (concept) that makes a thing into a work of art. These fundamentally different positions constituted a starting point for the pacifist idea of “de-functionalization.” In the meantime, this idea has grown into a comprehensive long-term project. ent.tarnung.mensch presents original military fabrics from 15 nations, fashionable fabric patterns, imitations of animal skins, and different objets trouvés.

13.09.–17.10.

Kultur in Graz
Lagergasse 98a
8020 Graz
kulturingraz.mur.at

Wed-Sat 11:00–22:00

Free admission

Opening 13.9., 18:00
Artist Talk 3.10., 18:00
Finissage 17.10., 18:00