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My Summer is your Winter

Summer at Grazer Kunstverein
Summer Party Performances (Eröffnung):
Julius Pristauz, Chris Evans and Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Marta Navaridas and Monique Fessl

Summer Season Exhibiting Artists:
Fahim Amir, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Laurie Charles, Chris Evans, Dora García, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Veronika Hauer, Krõõt Juurak and Alex Bailey, Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Krõõt Juurak and Alex Bailey, Performances for Pets
Photo: Erich Malter. Image courtesy of figuren.theater.festival. and the artists.

This summer Grazer Kunstverein is delighted to present a season of performances with artworks, moving image, sound, text, and workshops that explore the idea of fiction as a method or tool for understanding what it is like to be another (human or nonhuman, real or imaginary). Together with artists we think about thresholds between fiction and reality, about how fiction makes space for agency, empathy and insight, and about how we can work with forms of fiction to imagine forms of consciousness.

The exhibition is dedicated to Elizabeth Costello, a fictional character who appears in publications by the writer J.M. Coetzee. Costello firmly believes in the philosophical value of actively pursuing insight into the conscious experience of animals. The exhibition celebrates the power of fictional voices, acknowledging that listening closely for new voices in the realm of the imagination, can enable us to hear more clearly the most compelling and urgent voices in reality.

Animal Workshops
Wednesday 10 July 5pm
Thursday 11 July 5pm
Friday 12 July 2pm
Saturday 13 July 5pm

As part of our current exhibition My Summer is your Winter, we are delighted to announce a series of Animal Workshops with Krõõt Juurak and Alex Bailey. Enrol before 5 July for your place to participate in one of these workshops led by pets. Artists and choreographers Juurak and Bailey, who themselves have often performed specially for pets, will facilitate these short afternoon sessions with a different animal each day. It is their belief that we have a lot to learn from our companion species, so join us in the Kunstverein should you wish to discover more.

The workshops will happen at 5pm on Wednesday 10, Thursday 11 and Saturday 13 July, on Friday 12 July at 2pm at the Grazer Kunstverein. Places are extremely limited so please let us know by email if you wish to attend, and upon which day you would like to come.

To confirm your attendance or book your place for one of the workshops please email office@grazerkunstverein.org
Eröffnung 14. Juni 2019, 20:00 Uhr
15. - 30. Juni 2019, Beginnzeit nicht bekannt
1. - 30. Juli 2019, Beginnzeit nicht bekannt
1. August 2019, Beginnzeit nicht bekannt
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Fahim Amir is a philosopher and cultural scientist, working at the intersections of nature, cultures and colonial historicities, transcultural agency and urbanism…..

Simnikiwe Buhlungu was born in 1995, one year after apartheid ended in South Africa. Buhlungu is a Johannesburg-based artist, having obtained her BA (Fine Art) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg....

Laurie Charles lives and works in Brussels. Charles graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Bordeaux....

Chris Evans is a Brussels-based artist whose work often evolves through conversation with people from diverse walks of life, selected in relation to their public life or symbolic role….

Dora García lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. She teaches currently at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and HEAD Genève, and she is co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris....

Marta Navaridas and Monique Fessl collaborate musically. Navaridas was born in San Sebastián and studied Translation at Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona, ​​Choreography at ArtEZ University Arnhem and Mime at HKA Amsterdam....

Morten Norbye Halvorsen is an artist and composer based in Berlin and Stavanger....

Veronika Hauer lives and works in Graz. She studied at Goldsmiths College London, the University of Applied Arts Vienna and École supérieure d 'Arts graphiques, Paris....

Krõõt Juurak and Alex Bailey are artists and performers based in Vienna. Juurak works through performances, presentations, texts, workshops and mood shifts, to challenge fixed definitions of choreography and performance….

Fiston Mwanza Mujila, born in 1981 in Lubumbashi and living in Graz, is a French-language Congolese writer….

Julius Pristauz currently lives and works in Vienna. He was born and raised in Graz....

Morten Norbye Halvorsen’s project received support from the Office for Contemporary Art Norway….

(c) Foto: Erich Malter