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