Friday, July 19 – Saturday, July 27, 2019

School Program
The ISS Program
Artist: Marlene Hausegger
Friday, July 19 – Saturday, July 27, 2019
Location: Oberliht, Gh. Asachi str. 53/1, lit. “A”, Chişinău 2028, Republic of Moldova

The program of the school will include several workshops led by Viktor VEJVODA [CZ], Dan PERJOVSCHI [RO], Thomas WOOD [UK] and Ana Maria POPA [MD], and will be facilitated by the artists Alexandra NOVAC [MD] and Marlene HAUSEGGER [AT], and by the researcher Maxim POLEACOV [MD] along with the Oberliht Association team, complemented by activities such as working with the community, developing art installations, bicycle repair and sewing workshops, film screenings and public presentations.
For further information click here

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Public Event
Artist: Marlene Hausegger
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 4 pm
Location: Oberliht, Gh. Asachi str. 53/1, lit. “A”, Chişinău 2028, Republic of Moldova

Public event with the participants of the Summer School „Stories from the Neighborhood”, project partners, researcher Maxim POLEACOV [MD], artists Marlene HAUSEGGER [AT], Ira MERZLICHIN [RO], Alexandra NOVAC [MD], Dan PERJOVSCHI [RO], Ana POPA [MD], Viktor VEJVODA [CZ], Thomas WOOD [UK] and the inhabitants.
Curator: Vladimir US [MD]
For further information click here

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Artist Talk
Artist: Marlene Hausegger
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 8 pm
Location: Zpace (103, Alexei Şciusev Street)

Participating artists: Viktor VEJVODA [CZ] / Marlene HAUSEGGER [AT] / Ira MERZLICHIN [RO]
Détournements – a presentation by Marlene HAUSEGGER [AT]
I usually work in a situationistic manner, that means a purpose – free strolling around, to find small treasures: little adjustments of life, random unexpected and exciting things or situations. By turning these discoveries into something sculptural, I use photography to document these interventions.
For further information click here

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Artist Talk
Artist: Aleksandra Czerniawska (Poland) and studio ASYNCHROME (Austria)
Monday, July 8, 2019, 7 pm
Location: < rotor > association for contemporary art, Volksgartenstraße 6a, 8020 Graz

An evening in the frame of the Artist-in-Residence Exchange Programme CENTRAL & EAST EUROPE CALLING. Artist talk with the Graz-based artists Marleen Leitner and Michael Schitnig from studio ASYNCHROME, who just returned from their residency in Budapest and Aleksandra Czerniawska, an artist based in Warsaw, who is Graz for a one-month long residency.
For further information click here

In cooperation with Kulturvermittlung Steiermark.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Walk in the city
Former places of forced labour in Kyiv (1941-1943 German occupation)
Artist: Miro Schawalder
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6 pm
Location: Open Place Kiev, Belgorodskaja str.6, apt. 67, 03037, Kyiv

We would like to invite you to join us for a walk on 27 of June at 18.00 pm till approx. 19.30 pm
The starting point is in front of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (Voznesensky uzviz 20).

We are going to visit three sites that are connected to forced labour during the Nazi occupation (1941-1943) in Kyiv. The historian Tetiana Pastushenko will talk about the system of labour recruitment and deportations to Germany. Afterwards, the artist Miro Schawalder is going to talk about the conditions of forced labour in western Austria and contemporary politics of commemoration.

The walking tour will be in Ukrainian and English..

The residency of Miro Schawalder in Kyiv is a part of the CENTRAL & EAST EUROPE CALLING an Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program. The partner institution of the program in Ukraine and the hosting organisation is Open Place.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Das neue Leben
Artist: Lucia Papčová
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7 pm
Location: Künstlerhaus, Klagenfurt, Austria

Participating artists: Aljoscha, Vooria Aria, Romana Egartner, Sandra Man & Moritz Majce, Igor Oleinikov, Marie Schoberleitner, Katharina Steiner, Inge Vavra
For further information click here

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Artist Talk
Holding a Hedgehog with your Bare Hands
Artist: Uladzimir Hramovich
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7 pm
Location: Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Wien

The project originates from taking a closer look into the Belarusian post-war satirical magazine ‘The Hedgehog’ («Вожык»). During World War II it was called ‘Defeat the fascist beast’. One illustration of that time shows a soviet soldier handing a pencil to the Hedgehog, clearly associating the pencil with a weapon. I was intrigued by those transformations, a soldier to a hedgehog, a human to an animal, a machinegun to a pencil, and, to take it further, a pencil to a needle.
The Russian equivalent to the expression ‘to keep a tight rein on something’ directly translates into English as ‘to hold something in hedgehog-gloves’. Obviously, it only means that these gloves are so thick one can catch a hedgehog and not get hurt, but as a kid I always assumed those really were some very pointy, hedgehog-y gloves. It seems that needles and pinning could be great tools for coping with one’s inability to grasp the bigger picture: use them to pin as many clues, pieces and fragments as one can carry.
Holding a hedgehog with your bare hands is like trying to hold history: it is not easy to catch, it might hurt, but it is fascinating and it is worth a try. UH
Uladzimir Hramovich (b. 1989) is resident at KEX studio in March, 2019. He is an artist based in Minsk, Belarus, whose work explores the development and influence of ideology and social transformation on matter, via lithography, historical documents and the city’s infrastructure. Among other venues he has exhibited at «Ў» Gallery of Contemporary Art in Minsk and the 5th Odessa Biennial.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Artist Talk
Abstraction in the Recorded : Still/Story/Sound - scape
Artist: Lucia Papčová
Friday, March 22, 2019, 7 pm
Location: Co-Working-Space Hafen 11, Tarviser Straße 11, Klagenfurt, Austria

Artist talk with Lucia Papčová (Artist, Bratislava, Slowakia) and Nora Leitgeb (Art historian, association Lendhauer and Museum of Modern Art Carinthia, Klagenfurt, Austria).
Nora Leitgeb talks with the Slovak artist Lucia Papčová, currently artist-in-residence in Klagenfurt, about her artistic work and her concept of art.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Monuments and Interventions. Reconfiguring Historical-political Manifestations
Artist: Eduard Freudmann
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6 pm
Location:, Beskydská 12, Bratislava

As historical-political manifestations in public spaces, monuments are declared sacrosanct and regarded as untouchable, unchangeable. However, that approach is not carved in stone. Monuments can also be understood as places of discursive, active, and critical confrontations with the past that can and should be reinterpreted and reconfigured. Eduard Freudmann will present three projects that aim to enable monuments to challenge their own fate, which the Austrian author Robert Musil described so accurately in his famous dictum that there is nothing more invisible than a monument.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2019

Artist Talk
Artist: Martin Zet (Czech Republic)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7 pm
Location: < rotor > association for contemporary art, Volksgartenstraße 6a, 8020 Graz

Martin Zet is an artist working in multiple fields, such as installation, sculpture and performance. While some of his works seem like spontaneously conceived ideas, he also creates projects, which require deep research. For his current field of interest he is now also conducting a broader research, which has led him to come to Austria on a residency: the life of his father, who has been spending his early twenties in Austria during the Second World War.
The Artist Talk will on one hand focus on the artist´s approach to his art in general while he will also give an insight on what he has found out about his father so far.

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