CMRK is a network of four independent institutions in Graz whose common interest lies in the conveyance of contemporary art within an international context.

6pm Grazer Kunstverein
7pm Künstlerhaus KM– Halle für Kunst & Medien
8pm Camera Austria
9pm <rotor>
10pm CMRK Party Kombüse

Free Shuttlebus
Departure Vienna
7.12.2018, 3pm
Opera bus stop, Bus 59a
Departure Graz
7.12.2018, 11.30pm
Künstlerhaus KM–, Burgring 2


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Winter at Grazer Kunstverein
7 December – 22 February 2018

Friday 7 December

Lunch and Talks: In anticipation of leftovers

Opening Reception:
Mehraneh Atashi - Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, and Derelict
Angelika Loderer - Poems to Gadgets

CMRK After Party at Kombüse

Free Shuttle Service (Vienna-Graz-Vienna)
Departs Vienna 3pm / Opera bus stop, Bus 59a
Departs Graz 11.30pm / Künstlerhaus KM-, Burgring 2

As part of the Winter Season Grazer Kunstverein is proud to present two new exhibitions by Netherlands based Iranian artist Mehraneh Atashi and Austrian artist Angelika Loderer. The opening will be preceded with Lunch and Talks: In anticipation of leftovers, a one-day event with readings, recitals and performances on Friday 7 December 2018, from 2–5pm. Contributions to this event will be made by a host of invited guests including Arnisa Zeqo, Pádraic E. Moore, Sophie Tappeiner, Collectors Agenda, The Department of Ultimology, and The Institute of Things to Come.

To book a place in the Lunch and Talks programme please email to confirm attendance. Registration is free of charge, but capacity is limited and preference is given to members of Grazer Kunstverein. The Lunch and Talks programme is followed by the official opening of two new exhibitions at 6pm, in the frame of CMRK.

Mehraneh Atashi
Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, and Derelict
This major new exhibition by Amsterdam based artist Mehraneh Atashi combines her distinctive visual vocabulary with haptic sculptural components that envelope and inhabit the space of the gallery from floor to ceiling. Atashi is rising a phoenix from the ruins, taking The Canticle of the Birds, where plurality becomes singularity, as a starting point. Her coded sculptural world is collaged together with found and adapted footage and forms, set upon a stage of craters, dunes, caves and crevices. Through an exploration of the four kinds of shipwreck Atashi’s work chronicles a personal journey, creating a universe out of debris, a story out of scraps, patchworked together to reveal an inner ecology that is constantly transforming. Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, and Derelict by Mehraneh Atashi is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

Angelika Loderer
Poems to Gadgets
In her new exhibition, Loderer captures time by casting temporary models made from snow and ice into permanent sculptural works. The performative sculptural technique she employs to achieve this method materially records a moment of loss or change, while simultaneously destroying that which it recreates. Within this reflexive process, and throughout her broader artistic practice, Loderer tests and stretches the physical parameters of her materials. In this way she continues to mine ideas around positive and negative space, matter and its absence, the organic and the man-made, the past and some possible futures.

Mehraneh Atashi, The limits of the earth from shore to
, 2017; Angelika Loderer, Romanze, 2018