Tue 08 May 2012

citybooks exhibition during the designmonat in Graz

© Lea Titz


On the 11th of May at 19:30, as part of the Design Month in Graz, there will be a festive presentation of the citybooks project in the same Austrian city. During the evening, the City One Minutes Graz will be premiered in the company of the video artists, Lea Titz’s photography exhibition ‘Graze’ will be opened to the public and there will be a special performance by the artist Flavius Argyelan. Furthermore, there will be readings by citybooks authors Andrea Stift, Werner Schandor and Onno Kosters, while actors Rudi Wiederhofer and Ninja Reichert will recite citybooks by Milena Michiko Flašar, Onno Kosters and Simone Lenaerts. On the initiative of Luise Kloos, citybooks coordinator in Graz, a book documenting the project’s activities in the city will be published by edition keiper, and will be presented during the same evening of citybook festivities. Alongside the citybook texts, the publication will feature photos by Lea Titz and stills from the City One Minutes.

Fore more information and the complete program see www.nextkunst.at

The Exhibition ‘Graze’ is open from the 12th until the 20th of May 2012, every day from 12:00 until 19:00. Location: designHalle, Lazarettgürtel 62, 8020 Graz (opposite the Citypark)

Here you can read Doris Lind’s excellent introductory text for the exhibition: ‘Die Stadt schreiben, sehen, hören’ (Writing, Seeing, Hearing the City), in which she closely examines the notion of ‘the city as a book’, and looks at the unique ways in which the five writers, photographer and video artists approached the theme and designed their responses to it. (The text is available in German and Dutch).

citybooks Graz was realized with the support of the European Commission, deBuren, designmonat Graz, Graz UNESCO City of Design, Land Steiermark, the city Graz, Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, Literaturhaus, Diagonale and next – Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst.


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