steirischer herbst ’21
The Way Out Catalogue

44.00 euros

Today’s art institutions are often constrained to work in a mode of imaginary participation, as real audiences might give these institutions a wide berth. This self-isolation represents a huge blind spot of contemporary art. Why don’t we all, as curators, try to work in a different direction for a change? To escape our comfort zones and safe spaces. Such was the intention behind The Way Out, the 2022 edition of steirischer herbst. It presented a curatorial sketch for a way of working outside, outdoors, in public space, where the radical democratization of art’s accessibility is a horizon of thought and a goal to which artists and artworks might aspire.

Yael Bartana, Uriel Barthélémi with Sophie Bernado and Salomon Baneck-Asaro, Sophia Brous with Faye Driscoll, Samara Hersch, and Lara Thoms, Žiga Divjak, G.R.A.M., Emil Gruber, Felix Hafner and ensemble, Thomas Hirschhorn, Hiwa K, Dejan Kaludjerović in collaboration with Marija Balubdžić, Bojan Djordjev, and Tanja Šljivar, Flo Kasearu, Paul B. Preciado, Die Rabtaldirndln, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, Peter Schloss with Grupa Ee, Tino Sehgal, Marinella Senatore, Hito Steyerl and Mark Waschke, Theater im Bahnhof

Situation Reports: Lars Cuzner, Nicholas Grafia & Mikołaj Sobczak, Heimo Halbrainer and Joachim Hainzl (CLIO), Pia Hierzegger, Stefanie Sargnagel

Posters: Nilbar Güreş, Hans Haacke, Horst Gerhard Haberl, Li Ran, Boris Mikhailov, Amanullah Mojadidi, Dana Sherwood, Mounira Al Solh, Piotr Szyhalski, Rosemarie Trockel

Edited by Ekaterina Degot and David Riff

Designed by Grupa Ee

The Way Out
208 pages, 80 illustrations, 21 × 27 cm, hardcover
Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2022
ISBN 978-3-7757-5365-4