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Winter at Grazer Kunstverein

Throughout Winter the Grazer Kunstverein is undertaking a period of hibernation, making time to plot new paths, review our program structure, conduct an in-depth energy audit, and plan for our vast new public program, The Grazer Kunstverein is Moving!, as part of Graz KulturJahr 2020, launching in January. During the interim period of reflection, we continue to produce occasional events and shared moments of exchange and presentation, with a cookery class by Fiona Hallinan and book launch for Triple Candie in December, and a newly commissioned project by Graz-based artist Richard Kriesche in February.

Image courtesy of Fiona Hallinan.

Fiona Hallinan

I remember oranges, you remember dust

6 December 2019, 4–8pm

As part of her ongoing hospitality project Fink’s, Fiona Hallinan presents I remember oranges, you remember dust, a cooking workshop in three parts that explores how to make dust, wash hands, knead ash, remove excess, preserve and persevere. For Hallinan, collectively preparing and sharing food acts as an engaged process through which to present research and exchange ideas. Located in the reception area of the Grazer Kunstverein, Fink’s is a threshold, a holding space for loitering, gathering, eating and thinking, as well as a library of leftovers from past events, with each season archived in the form of edible dust.

I remember oranges, you remember dust is a cooking workshop and collective meal conceived by Fiona Hallinan in collaboration with Eva de Moor and others. The event is supported by the Embassy of Ireland in Vienna.

The cooking workshop takes place from 4–6pm on Friday 6 December 2019. Bookings for this special event are available to members of the Grazer Kunstverein by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Documentation of editing event with Triple Candie, photo by Thomas Raggam.

Triple Candie

Grazer Kunstverein, 2017–2020

6 December 2019, 9pm

In 2017 Triple Candie (Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett) began a multi-layered research project, investigating the work and methodologies of American artist Michael Asher (1943–2012). This performative project attempted to resurrect the lost experiential potentialities of Asher’s situational artworks, drawing on a depth of research to create new interventions in a new context, that of the institutional framework of the Grazer Kunstverein. The resulting propositions, speculations, interventions, and installations are documented in a new publication, Triple Candie: Grazer Kunstverein, 2017–2020.

This catalogue is published in collaboration with Phileas – A fund for Contemporary Art, and will be launched on December 6 2019 as part of Grazer Kunstverein’s Winter Season. Triple Candie: Grazer Kunstverein, 2017–2020 is co-published by Mark Pezinger Books.

Image courtesy of Richard Kriesche.

Richard Kriesche


12–16 February, 2020

VERNISSAGE is a week-long project conceived by Richard Kriesche especially for the Grazer Kunstverein. Open only in the evenings, the project aims to reconsider the precise location of art in the contemporary context, thinking about the individual, subjective experience in contrast with the quantification of culture as data. Since the 1990’s Kriesche’s work has explored the interdependencies of art, society, technology and economy, working in critical and creative tension to problematise systems and reveal glitches. For Winter 2019/20, Kriesche creates a situation in which visitors to the Kunstverein are invited to search for, and locate meaning, against a dizzying backdrop of bureaucracy, protocol and radical hospitality.

VERNISSAGE by Richard Kriesche is realised with research by JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, DIGITAL – Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, supported by NXP Semiconductors and Infineon Technologies AG.

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