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

Shuttle Vienna–Graz–Vienna

Departure Vienna: 7:00, Bus stop 59A (Opernring 1)
Arrival Graz: Esperantoplatz, Arbeiterkammer (Opening Tour: 10:00)

Departure Graz: 21:30, Visitor and Press Center (Volksgartenstraße 4–6)
Arrival Vienna: ca. 0:30, Bus stop 59A (Opernring 1)

Registration until 20.9.:
Round trip: 20 Euro
Single trip: 10 Euro


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Artificial Paradise?
Immersion in Space and Time

with Banz & Bowinkel, Ivana Bašić, Paul Chan, Frauke Dannert, Harun Farocki, Olga Fedorova, Johann Kniep, Marc Lee, Manuel Roßner, Gerriet K. Sharma, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Addie Wagenknecht

Opening: Sept 22, 2018 3:30 p.m.

curated by Jürgen Dehm

Thanks to: Danish Arts Council, Copenhagen; Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, Zurich; sonible GmbH, Graz

In autumn 2018, the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien will address the immersion in artificial worlds. Considering past as well as present approaches, “Artificial Paradise? Immersion in Space and Time” will bring together recent immersive works by twelve international artists with works newly commissioned for the exhibition.

The immersion in an image, in its sphere of imagination, is a concern that can be traced far back in art history. Currently, it is mainly the latest technologies of virtual reality that provide access to alternative realities. However, which aspects are crucial for young artists today, in order to deal with immersion? How are these recently created artificial worlds constructed? What were the artistic approaches of the recent past to break down the borders between factual reality and virtual space?

“Artificial Paradise? Immersion in Space and Time” wants to stimulate the visitors’ conjectures and speculations regarding future artificial worlds. And thus, the exhibition also poses the question, how future artificial paradises could look like.

Supporting program
Thursdays, 6 p.m.

27.09. Lecture, Jürgen Dehm (curator, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz)
04.10. Lecture, Jenny Nachtigall (art historian, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich)    
11.10. Round table with Gerriet K. Sharma (sound artist and composer, Graz), Constantinos Miltiadis (theorist, TU Graz), Elisabeth Fiedler (head of department Art in Outdoor Space, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz)
18.10. Lecture, Christian Stiegler (senior lecturer, Brunel University, London)   
25.10. Catalogue presentation, Maja Vukoje (artist, Vienna)         
08.11. Film screening, "Welt am Draht" (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973)
15.11. Presentation, Institute of Electronic Music and Acustics - IEM (University of the Arts Graz)   
22.11. Performance, Marc Lee (artist, Zurich)
29.11. Lecture, Sabine Flach (art historian, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz)

Supporting program in cooperation with the professorship of Modernity and Contemporary Art at the Institute of Art History of the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

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Art education program:
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Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Primal Tourism, 2016.
VR-Installation, courtesy the artist.