Herbert Eichholzer

Ausstellung—Exkursionen—Diskurse (Exhibition—Field Trips—Discourse)

Herbert Eichholzer (1903–1943) had scarcely a decade for his architectural and creative work, which was indebted to the European avant-garde and influenced by Le Corbusier. This makes the variety and sheer number of projects to which he committed himself all the more astounding. Passionate and meticulous researchers have ensured that these projects were not forgotten, since only a few of Eichholzer’s structures have been preserved either in the original or in an altered form: one of these is the Haus Brutmann in Eisenerz.

The house is the site of a documentary exhibition using analogue and digital media that focuses primarily on Eichholzer’s activity in Styria outside of Graz.

Eichholzer’s biography reveals a charismatic and courageously political person whose resistance to National Socialism as a networker for the communist movement cost him his life. His work and influence can serve as a blueprint for committed action—especially at a time in which the self-evidence of peace, freedom, and democracy is disappearing.

25.8., 1.9., 8.9., 15.9., 29.9., 10:00–19:00
5.10., 18:00

FreiRaum Eisenerz
Freiheitsplatz 1a
8790 Eisenerz
Fri 15:00–18:00, Sat 10:00–13:00, and upon appointment by phone (+43 699 13333366)
Free admission

Field trips from Graz to Eisenerz and other places of activity of Eichholzer’s in Styria
In cooperation with Institute for Art in Public Space Styria (KiöR)
Accompanied by architecture and culture experts and the exhibition curator Alexandra Riewe

Registration: +43 699 1855 1000 or kioer@museum-joanneum.at

Meeting point:
Eichholzer Gartenpavillon
Marienplatz 1
8020 Graz
23 euros each (excludes catering)

25.8., 10:00–19:00
With Gil Illmaier and Günter Eisenhut

1.9., 10:00–19:00
Graz – Eisenerz – Graz
With Wenzel Mraček

8.9., 10:00–19:00
Graz—Eisenerz—Bad Aussee—Graz
With Antje Senarclens de Grancy

15.9., 10:00–19:00
With Karin Tschavgova, Heimo Halbrainer, and Joachim Baur

29.9., 10:00–19:00
With Karin Tschavgova and Erika Thümmel

5.10., 18:00
An Evening for Herbert Eichholzer
Discussion with bar and music
Volkshaus Graz (Vortragssaal and Schütte-Lihotzky-Bar)
Lagergasse 98a
8020 Graz
Panel discussion with Ekaterina Degot, Heimo Halbrainer, Rebekka Hirschberg, Waltraud Indrist, Elke Kahr, Jomo Ruderer, and Antje Senarclens de Grancy

Producer: Gerhild Illmaier | eisenerZ*ART
Curator: Alexandra Riewe | BUERO BUOL RIEWE

In cooperation with CLIO, Institute for Art in Public Space Styria (KiöR), Prenninger Gespräche, Werkstadt Graz, XXkunstkabel, as well as various experts

With thanks to Erika Thümmel, Karin Tschavgova, UMJ (Neue Galerie Graz Archiv and Multimediale Sammlungen), TU Graz Archive, Graz Museum, Galerie Remixx, and the many experts who shared their knowledge about Herbert Eichholzer with us

Supported by steirischer herbst ’22