Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien

Burgring 2
8010 Graz
♿ Venue accessible for wheelchairs
http://www.km-k.at

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Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien

Artists

Events

Soft Power, Hard Brexit

Jasmina Cibic and Jeremy Deller in conversation with Christoph Platz and David Riff

21.9.19, 17:00

Michał Murawski

The Political Aesthetics of the Architectural Gift
Lecture

26.9.19, 18:00

Home Game

Convo Club #7 with Nava Ebrahimi and Christoph Szalay

28.9.19, 15:00

About

Local artists had dreamed of building their own exhibition venue in Graz since the late 19th century but it was not until after World War II that the project to build the Künstlerhaus actually began, expressing a postfascist longing for the broader horizons of international modernity. Designed by Robert Haueisen, its construction in 1951–52 was overseen by its founding director, the painter Leo Scheu. The building features a freestanding exhibition space reminiscent of Vienna’s Secession, with a large hall crowned by a glass ceiling, a smaller space for works on paper, and an apsis. The earliest exhibitions held there were dedicated to Styrian artists, soon followed by shows of modernist painting, primarily from Yugoslavia. Subsequently, the Künstlerhaus became famous as a venue for the Austrian-Yugoslav-Italian Trigon Biennale from 1963 to 1985. In 2010 the building underwent an extensive renovation and has been run by the Kunstverein Medienturm since 2013.