Congress Graz

Albrechtgasse 1
8010 Graz
♿ Venue accessible for wheelchairs
http://www.mcg.at/messegraz.at/de/locations/congress-graz/

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Congress Graz, photo: Werner Krug

Artists

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos

Las Venus Resort Palace Hotel’s Cabaret Lounge Splice Download (2019)
Installation

Sonja Khalecallon’s Theirstories of the Retro-Future GoGo Show (2019)
Performance

Jule Flierl

Dissociation Study
​Video (2017)
Performance (2019)

Events

Opening Extravaganza

Performances, installations, and surprise appearances by Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Alexander Brener and Barbara Schurz, Das Planetenparty Prinzip, Elmgreen & Dragset, Jule Flierl, Jakob Lena Knebl and Markus Pires Mata, and Manuel Pelmuş
Special Performances by Gernot Wieland, Erna Ómarsdottir & Valdimar Jóhannsson
Concert by Fatima Spar & The Freedom Fries

19.9.19, 19:00–01:00

About

In 1908 the monumental building that is now Congress Graz was completed after twenty years of planning. It is a prime example of the Neo-Renaissance, while its northern façade features Secessionist elements. Built as a representative headquarters by the local Sparkasse, it also includes the Stefaniensaal, a beautiful concert hall. To this day, Graz’s Musikverein performs most of its concerts here. In 1968, shortly after the building was donated to the city, a concert by the US Air Force ensemble was given here. Protesters responded by dramatically throwing pamphlets critical of the escalating war in Vietnam from the balconies, calling upon the audience to remain vigilant of the political circumstances and undercurrents surrounding seemingly innocuous cultural pleasures.