800 Years of the Graz-Secau Diocese
13-04. – 26.08.2018
An exhibition to mark ‘800 Years of the Graz-Seckau Diocese’ together with KULTUM – the Minorites’ Cultural Centre.
In cooperation with Alte Galerie, Folk Life Museum and Diocesan Museum Graz.
Co-curated by: Heimo Kaindl and Alois Kölbl
Artists: Adel Abdessemed, Azra Akšamija, Iris Andraschek, Maja Bajević, Anna Baranowski und Luise Schröder, Maja Bekan, Monica Bonvicini, Louise Bourgeois, Guillaume Bruère, Günter Brus, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Willem De Rooij, Marlene Dumas, Manfred Erjautz, VALIE EXPORT, Harun Farocki, Linda Fregni Nagler, Hilde Fuchs, Dan Graham, Maria Hahnenkamp, Fritz Hartlauer, Anna Jermolaewa, Birgit Jürgenssen, Franz Kapfer, Zlatko Kopljar, Maria Kramer, Kris Martin, Anna Meyer, Inge Morath, Muntean/Rosenblum, Alois Neuhold, Hermann Nitsch, Adrian Paci, Hannes Priesch, Karol Radziszewski, Werner Reiterer, Ulrike Rosenbach, Anri Sala, Christoph Schmidberger, Santiago Sierra, Slavs and Tatars, TEER (Wolfgang Temmel, Fedo Ertl), Norbert Trummer, Luc Tuymans, Danh Vō, Franz West, Markus Wilfling, Manfred Willmann, Artur Żmijewski, u. a.
About the exhibition: Even today, church and art have more in common than it may seem at first glance: both help shape society, create social identity and provoke discussions of the same. The exhibition seeks out possible connections between temporal and secular zones, it explores forms of artistic engagement with images and values forged by Christianity.
Using specific projects that deal with museums and church institutions in situ, the exhibition plumbs a rich heritage of church-created traditions, throwing light on current social challenges. What duties do the divine virtues of faith, love and hope demand these days of a society so varied in thought and faith?
With the works of some 30 artists and with projects by Maja Bekan, Thomas Bayrle, Birgit Jürgenssen, Kris Martin, Muntean/Rosenblum, Slavs and Tatars, Karol Radziszewski, Danh Vo among others.