Hollow Ground | Doppelter Boden — Annual publication 2023

Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, 2024
Paperback with open thread stitching, 19 × 26 cm, 88 pages, numerous color illustrations
ISBN 978-3-99153-054-1

Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair
Texts: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair, Robin Waart
Translation: Christine Schöffler & Peter Blakeney | www.whysociety.org
Inserted posters: Michail Michailov, UBERMORGEN, Robin Waart, Stephanie Misa, Barbara Kapusta
Graphic design: Studio Kehrer | www.studiokehrer.at

Salome Dumbadze, Ana Gzirishvili, Nina Kintsurashvili

Opening, November 26, 2024, 6 pm
Exhibition, November 26 – January 2025

To the east of the Black Sea and south of the Greater Caucasus, Georgia shares a border with Russia in the north, Turkey and Armenia in the south, and Azerbaijan in the east. The parts of the country known as Abkhazia and South Ossetia have been occupied by Russian forces for more than two decades. The war in Ukraine is...

Dušan Barok

Opening, September 24, 2024, 6 pm
Exhibition, September 25 – November 15, 2024

“Dear friends and collaborators, Monoskop has been invited to create a work for the upcoming 10th edition of Seoul Mediacity Biennale. […] As a loose follow-up to the earlier initiative Ideographies of Knowledge, we decided to involve friends and collaborators of Monoskop and invite one hundred people and collectives to help us create an installation-exhibition,” reads the 2018 invitation from...

Steffi Parlow — Goods only upon request. Window in progress

Opening and summer party, June 11, 2024, 6 pm
Exhibition, June 12 – September 13, 2024

Steffi Parlow, a trained visual artist and cook, creates situations characterized by ambiguity. She invites people to be open, to open themselves to her ideas. One of her media is food dishes, which she not only conceives but also prepares on her own. Parlow takes a multifaceted approach to cooking and eating. “Particularly in the context of food, I am...

Huda Takriti — Rewinding(s). In Rehearsal

Opening, April 9, 2024, 6 pm
Exhibition, April 10 – May 29, 2024
Long Night of Research, May 24, 2024, 4–11 pm

Huda Takriti: Who collected these photographs in this album—you or your mother?
Souheir Takriti: No, this was in an album for family photographs, but I replaced them and collected her work photos in one place.

Lisl Ponger — welcome

Opening, February 6, 2024, 6 pm
Exhibition, February 7 – March 29, 2024

“Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome… happy to see you…” With a tinny voice that slips from harmony into the non-melodic, Hakan Gürses’s interpretation of Willkommen opens Lisl Ponger’s film Phantom Fremdes Wien (2004). With the popular hit from the musical and eponymous film Cabaret, the master of ceremonies greets the audience at the Berlin Kit Kat Club in the 1930s, while simultaneously...

℅ Infotour — pay the artist now!

November saw the start of a nationwide information tour by the pay the artist now! initiative. The aim is to provide information on the current status of the fair pay process and, conversely, to gather experiences and voices from the scene on the subject of fair pay in the visual arts. In this way, the interest groups contribute to evaluating and further developing the ongoing process. In cooperation with IG KiKK, the info tour will make a stop at Kunstraum Lakeside in Klagenfurt/Celovec on January 23 and 24, 2024.

Fair pay in the visual arts
Public panel discussion
January 23, 2024, 6-8 pm

Barbara Kapusta — We feel the same, don’t we?

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2022
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Barbara Kapusta
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Barbara Kapusta — Solar

Opening, November 21, 2023, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 22, 2023 – January 12, 2024

“Above and below, left and right do not merely denote physical points of orientation,” writes philosopher Jule Govrin, “but also social relations and political conditions: Above and below signify power and powerlessness, domination and subjugation. The body itself becomes the template for the power relation.”* Barbara Kapusta’s multidimensional view of twenty-first-century social contexts is always guided by the body. Her...

Stephanie Misa — Hallow Hollow

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2022
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Stephanie Misa
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Stephanie Misa — Hallow Hollow

Opening, October 3, 2023, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 4 – November 10, 2023

Two words that almost sound the same but have a single different vowel: Hallow Hollow reads the title of the exhibition by Stephanie Misa in Kunstraum Lakeside. The verb “hallow”—to venerate, honor as sacred, or to sanctify—is juxtaposed with “hollow”—empty, having a space or cavity inside—without any grammatical and sequential reference or an ostensible meaningful connection. The similarity of the...

Robin Waart — Lakeside Library (L.S.)

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
50 × 70 cm, folded to 17.5 × 25 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2022
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Robin Waart
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Wörthersee, Wörtersee — Group exhibition, curated by Robin Waart

Opening, July 4, 2023, 7 pm
Exhibition, July 5 – September 22, 2023

Works by Patrícia Almeida, Maria Anwander, Daniela Comani, Josef Dabernig, Claire Fontaine, Hermann Gabler, Hermann Gabler, Dora García, Irena Haiduk, Iman Issa, Ana Jotta, Marijn van Kreij, John Morgan, Kay Rosen, Hans Schabus, Lena Sieder-Semlitsch, John Stezaker, Mitchell Thar

Statement #22 | Elke Auer & Daniel Hafner – Modern People

Performance, June 20, 2023, 7 pm

One can describe Elke Auer and Daniel Hafner’s performance Modern People as algorithmic improvisation: a form of improvisation in which body movements, glances and gestures, and the interaction with the material setting are performed in real time but, at the same time, governed by an algorithm—a system of rules and instructions—conceived by the artists. “The constant evaluation of the process...

Statement #21 | Sven Bergelt — @basjanader_#I’mtstty

Performance, June 13, 2023, 7 pm
In collaboration with Paula-Marie Kanefendt
Open Space from 5 pm

In @basjanader_#I‘mtstty, Sven Bergelt examines emotional, affirmative, and communicative moments of human existence, which are both induced by and flaunted in videos on YouTube—an ambivalent game. The source material for the lecture performance at Kunstraum Lakeside and for his artist archive of the same name are the 100-plus imitations of the film I’m Too Sad To Tell You (1971) by...

UBERMORGEN — Domneva krivde

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2022
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: UBERMORGEN
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

UBERMORGEN — Domneva krivde

Opening, April 27, 2023, 7 pm
Exhibition, April 28 – June 2, 2023

“Does the best of subversions not consist in disfiguring codes, not in destroying them?”* With his question, Roland Barthes pointed to a loophole for undermining existing ordering systems at the beginning of the 1970s, which has lost none of its relevance today. As individuals, we cannot help but become active in the midst of a system, a network, in order...

Bringing Things to Life: Material Flux and Creative Entanglements

Tim Ingold

In his notebooks, the painter Paul Klee repeatedly insisted, and demonstrated by example, that the processes of genesis and growth that give rise to forms in the world we inhabit are more important than the forms themselves. “Form is the end, death,” he wrote. “Form-giving is movement, action. Form-giving is life.”1 This, in turn, lay at the heart of his...

A Sense of Relatedness | Beziehungsweisen — Annual publication 2022

Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, 2023
Paperback with open thread stitching, 19 × 26 cm, 88 pages, numerous color illustrations
ISBN 978-3-903439-96-2

Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair
Texts: Tim Ingold, Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair
Translation: Christine Schöffler & Peter Blakeney | www.whysociety.org
Inserted posters: Birgit Knoechl, Simona Koch, Riccardo Giacconi, Jojo Gronostay
Graphic design: Studio Kehrer | www.studiokehrer.at

Michail Michailov — on the other side (from the series: grease stains, 2023)

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2022
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Michail Michailov
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Michail Michailov — on the other side

Opening, March 7, 2023, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 8 – April 14, 2023

Liquid leaks, splashes, drips, it spills out. Often unintentionally. It seeps through porous material; its grease content combines with the new carrier, sticks to it and settles in tenaciously. Afterwards, it is almost impossible to separate the stain from the material it now permanently inhabits. How does a grease stain come about? Michail Michailov draws inspiration from the unintended, the...

℅ Domplatz — Koroška/Kärnten gemeinsam erinnern/skupno ohranimo spomin

Opening | Otvoritev, February 23, 2023, 7 pm
Exhibition | Razstave, February 24 – March 2, 2023

With contributions by | Prispevali so Catrin Bolt, Friedemann Derschmidt, Melanie Hollaus/Christoph Lammerhuber/Elena Messner, Martin Krenn, Hubert Lobnig, Elena Messner/Jakob Holzer/Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Melitta Moschik, Malte Wandel, Johanes Zechner, Zweintopf

Statement #20 | AG Minimales Reisen — Parallel Protocols

Project presentation, January 25, 2023, 2–6 pm
Performance, January 25, 2023, 5 pm

“In the old art all books are read in the same way.
In the new art every book requires a different reading.”*
Almost half a century ago, the artist, writer, publisher, and bookseller Ulises Carrión argued in his manifesto The New Art of Making Books that every artist’s book requires a specific form of reading. And what about...

Statement #19 | Rilaben/Paz — Dear Lucy

Performative installation, January 17, 2023, 3 – 7 pm

From grandchildren to grandparents, from Africa to Europe, from humans to more-than-human beings: Dear Lucy is a performative project about the manifold connecting threads between personal and collective history, and between the body’s presence in the here and now, its origins in the past, and its orientation toward the future. The Italian-born artists Rilaben/Paz derive this work from their shared...

Jojo Gronostay — A Hymn Of Eternal Values

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2022
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Jojo Gronostay
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Jojo Gronostay — A Hymn Of Eternal Values

Opening, November 15, 2022, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 16 – December 23, 2022

What is the relationship today between the formerly colonized countries of Africa and the so-called Western World? How do economic, political, and last but not least cultural exchanges work, and how are these different levels entangled with one another? Which logics and mechanisms underlie such an interplay? Jojo Gronostay, who grew up in Germany and whose father is from Ghana,...

Riccardo Giacconi — Sipario

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2022
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Riccardo Giacconi
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Riccardo Giacconi — Sipario

Opening, September 27, 2022, 7 pm
Exhibition, September 28 – November 4, 2022

The curtains of a puppet theater, an enigmatic monologue, interspersed with poetic passages yet laden with violence, a performer who lends this text her voice, scenic depictions on a monitor, a puppet that has evidently fallen victim to a fire: According to artist Riccardo Giacconi, the exhibition Sipario at Kunstraum Lakeside is “a hypothesis of a puppet show”. By compiling...

Statement #18 | Marie-Andrée Pellerin — Speculative Keys

Performance, June 21, 2022, 7 pm
Followed by a discussion with Sebastian Mühl
Open Space, from 5 pm

Speculative Keys brings together a video work and a sound performance as two iterations of a long-term project about the concept of language fluidity in science fiction literature. With the title, Marie-Andrée Pellerin refers, on the one hand, to science fiction literature that speculatively attempts to generate new social relationships and practice communication acts with radically different living beings, while...

Statement #17 | Eva Engelbert — Keep moving, also while standing

Lecture Performance, June 14, 2022, 7 pm
Followed by a discussion with Sebastian Mühl
Open Space, from 5 pm

Historiography is an important departure point for Eva Engelbert’s artistic investigations into the material and spatial conditions of our society. Her sculptures, installations, and architectural interventions incite questions about whose history is being written and which alternative histories are passed on. She links the explicit political implications of her approach with topics centered around the intrinsic formal and aesthetic prerequisites...

Simona Koch — Abiotismus #215

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2021
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Simona Koch
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Simona Koch — Interbeing

Opening, May 10, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 11 – June 9, 2022

Natural sciences, like physics, genetics, or biology, as the study of living material, count among the multitude of departure points for Simona Koch. In experimental research setups, ranging from expansive installations to artist books, she traces the living in all of its facets, while continuously generating new working methods and procedures. Like a scientist, she works systematically and reflexively: things...

Branching Timelines. Speculations on a Future (Never) Perfect

Julia Grillmayr

The Eeriness of Future Perfect
“The last tense / that I learned / as a child / was anterior future,” begins the poem Futurum exactum by Erich Fried, which tests the eerie waters of future perfect: “I still know / I didn’t understand / why it is called / future. / Even the anterior past / didn’t sound half...

Future Perfect | Vollendete Zukunft — Annual publication 2021

Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, 2022
Paperback with open thread stitching, 19 × 26 cm, 88 pages, numerous color illustrations
ISBN 978-3-903439-03-0

Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair
Texts: Julia Grillmayr, Lina Morawetz, Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair
Translation: Christine Schöffler & Peter Blakeney | www.whysociety.org
Inserted posters: Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Katrin Hornek, Nika Kupyrova
Graphic design: Studio Kehrer | www.studiokehrer.at

Birgit Knoechl — Bald kommt der Frühling, dann werden die Steine blühen

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2021
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Birgit Knoechl
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Birgit Knoechl — Bald kommt der Frühling, dann werden die Steine blühen

Opening, March 15, 2022, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 16 – April 22, 2022

Like how a line separates two planes from one another, it connects them as well—the line is a constitutive element of the space it traverses: be it on a flat piece of paper or as a path through nature. Impelled by intrinsic artistic discourses on the drawn line and its relationship to space, Birgit Knoechl’s artworks address topics with social...

Statement #15 | Eva Seiler & Johanna Tinzl — Beyond Future

Exhibition, December 14, 2021 – January 18, 2022
Film screening, January 18, 2022, 6:30 pm

So hold me, Mom, in your long arms
So hold me, Mom, in your long arms
In your automatic arms
Your electronic arms
In your arms
So hold me, Mom, in your long arms
Your petrochemical arms
Your military arms
In your electronic arms
Laurie Anderson, O Superman, 1982

Statement #14 | Guilherme Maggessi & Rafał Morusiewicz — Duration Trouble (In the Meantime of a Wormhole #1)

Performances, November 16, 2021, 6 and 7 pm
Open space, from 4 pm

“Thinking of a future,” say Guilherme Maggessi and Rafał Morusiewicz, “always implies a horizon.” In their performance at Kunstraum Lakeside, the duo conducts a transmedial experiment dedicated to fabulating a future by employing various theorizations of futures, from José Esteban Muñoz’s queer utopia to Wendy Hui Kyong Chun’s “future as (a) memory.” While the former employs the adjective “future” as...

Katrin Hornek — Latent Soils

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2021
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Katrin Hornek
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Katrin Hornek — Latent Soils

Opening, September 30, 2021, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 1 – November 5, 2021

Katrin Hornek’s work is embedded in the manifold entanglements that govern life in the Anthropocene. Departing from concrete places and substances, she combines their stories with found material and immaterial forms. The inextricable ties between culture and nature, human and non-human actors, between long-term processes and momentary events become potentially tangible. In her previous works, for example, she investigated the...

Statement #13 | Anna Bochkova — Philosophy of the Common Matter

Workshops, September 2, 2021, 2–6 pm
Opening, September 2, 2021, 7 pm
Exhibition, September 3–10, 2021

Departing from many years of research into the mindscape of Russian cosmism, an avant-garde school of thought at the turn of the twentieth century that combined philosophy with social and natural sciences, Anna Bochkova presents a selection of sculptures in Kunstraum Lakeside. On display are fragile forms whose papier-mâché-coated lattice structures and transparent materials make them seem so light that...

Statement #12 | Verlag für Handbücher — Safe Operations

Performative setting, July 1, 2021, 4–8 pm

Be it operating instructions or user manuals, technical documentation or service instructions, package leaflets or total solutions … these and other pragmatic, efficiency-oriented printed matter comprise the collections of the Verlag für Handbücher [Publishing House for Handbooks], founded by Anna Schiefer, Björn Kühn, and Oliver Kraft in Stuttgart in 2014. Their stated aim is to “investigate mechanisms of change” through...

Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová — havoC, anaeMia, A tacticaL knoT, us

Opening day, May 18, 2021, 3 – 7 pm
Exhibition, May 19 – June 25, 2021

“How does time flow? Is the past pushing the future or is the future dragging the past?” Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová answer their own question with a neither-nor. “Forgotten memories become visions of the future,” say the artists, “while future minds and tomorrow’s hands create their own past.” They substantiate this inextricable entanglement of what was with what...

Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová — The White Dwarf

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2021
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Statement #11 | Ernst Logar — Crude Oil Experiments

Performative setting, May 6, 2021, 3–7 pm

Oil drastically changed the world in the twentieth century. This transformation affected all areas of life, from mass mobility and food production to the application of polymers and plastics in consumer articles such as cosmetics and clothes. However, the omnipresence of oil in everyday life has rarely manifested in the imaginary space of the cultural. Only in the twenty-first century—in...

Nika Kupyrova — Standing Stones

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2021
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Nika Kupyrova
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

Nika Kupyrova — Yaekahngai

Opening day, March 23, 2021, 12 – 6 pm
Exhibition, March 24 – April 23, 2021

With strategies of revisiting—through multiple reiterations and variations of one and the same topic—Nika Kupyrova appropriates everyday objects, found images and texts as well as phenomena circulating in the pop cultural field. Even though the artist always approaches her themes with a curiosity that spans across disciplines, her works can be read, above all, as sculptural and installation-based explorations into...

Format — Annual publication 2020

Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, 2021
Paperback, 22 × 16 cm, 112 pages, numerous ills. in color
ISBN 978-3-903796-66-9

Editor: Franz Thalmair
Texts: Lea Lugarič, Gudrun Ratzinger, Simon Sheikh, Franz Thalmair
Translation: Christine Schöffler & Peter Blakeney | www.whysociety.org
Artistic contributions: Peter Downsbrough, Ruben Aubrecht, Maria Anwander, Lone Haugaard Madsen
Poster insert: Josef Dabernig
Graphic design: Studio Kehrer | www.studiokehrer.at

Lone Haugaard Madsen — Raum#365

Duration of the exhibition
February 9 – March 12, 2021

In her artistic practice Lone Haugaard Madsen enters a never-ending cycle of artistic production/reproduction and presentation/representation, while shaping this cycle at the same time. Be it with the media of sculpture and painting, yet always as site-specific installations, she investigates the act of artistic production itself: Which contexts constitute an artwork? What are the prevailing conditions and prerequisites in the...

Ruben Aubrecht — & Maria Anwander

Opening, November 10, 2020, 7 pm (canceled due to COVID-19)
Exhibition, November 11 – January 12, 2021

For Maria Anwander and Ruben Aubrecht, modes of collaboration are not only discussed in daily work in their studio, when they develop and implement joint art projects. Collaboration and how it manifests, the potentials and consequences of working together regularly become the actual subject of their artistic practice, whether as individual artists and or as a duo. Where does a...

Maria Anwander — & Ruben Aubrecht

Opening, November 10, 2020, 7 pm (canceled due to COVID-19)
Exhibition, November 11 – January 12, 2021

For Maria Anwander and Ruben Aubrecht, modes of collaboration are not only discussed in daily work in their studio, when they develop and implement joint art projects. Collaboration and how it manifests, the potentials and consequences of working together regularly become the actual subject of their artistic practice, whether as individual artists and or as a duo. Where does a...

Peter Downsbrough — Postcard Overprint

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published postcard edition
6 postcards + 1 cover, each 10 × 15 cm, offset print
Bound with a banderole, not signed, not numbered
Print run of 250 pieces

Graphic design: Peter Downsbrough
Editor: Franz Thalmair

Peter Downsbrough

Opening, October 8, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition, October 9, 2020 – November 6, 2020

Peter Downsbrough’s artistic practice focuses on subtle moments in the production of connections. His minimalist works relate linguistic, typographical, and graphic elements to the architecture of the respective exhibition space, creating geometries and rhythms that not only influence the perception of the space but also its underlying conditions and structure. Conjunctions such as AND, BUT, AS—syntactic tools that otherwise create...

Josef Dabernig — Envisioning Kunstraum Lakeside (poster edition)

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2020
Self-published poster edition
16 posters, 57 × 78 cm, folded to 19 × 26 cm, double-sided b/w offset print
In a cardboard box, not signed, not numbered
Print run of 100 pieces

Graphic design: Josef Dabernig
Editor: Franz Thalmair

Josef Dabernig — Envisioning Kunstraum Lakeside

Opening, September 29, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition, September 30 – October 2, 2020

The Kunstraum art space (12 × 9.7 m) is located on the ground floor of Building 2, with a view toward Building 1 in the west, toward the university in the north, and toward Building 4 in the south. The close proximity to university facilities and to the neighboring administrative offices with their lecture hall, and especially the view of...

Statement #10 | Ernst Miesgang — Pretty Close

Performative setting, June 15 – 18 2020
Presentation, June 19 – July 8, 2020

Unusual perspectives on things we consider familiar and known can help us discover new realms of thinking and perception. Kunstraum Lakeside, which is located in a science and technology park, invites artists to reflect upon the very structures and processes that it owes its existence to. A site where interdisciplinary research and innovation are performed, where education, production, and the...

Statement #09 | Michaela Schwentner — re-ASSEMBLY

Performative setting, May 18 – 20, 2020
Presentation, May 21 – June 10, 2020

Historical, political, and social mechanisms are subject to a process of constant transformation. If you look at the details, certain movement patterns in society come to the fore. The performative installation re-ASSEMBLY by Michaela Schwentner investigates how these processes can be translated in the exhibition space and become tangible. To this end, the artist employs materials and everyday objects found...

Doing Homework — Art, Research, and Ethics

Anette Baldauf

The turmoil started one day before the opening: On March 16, 2017 the art critic Jerry Saltz previewed the Biennial at the Whitney Museum, posting a picture of Dana Schutz’s painting Open Casket and calling it beautiful. A trail of comments called the descriptor “beautiful” into question, as the painting referred to a black corpse disfigured by the violence of...

Process | Prozess — Annual publication 2019

Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, 2020
Paperback, 22 × 16 cm, 112 pages, numerous ills. in color
ISBN 978-3-903320-36-9

Editor: Franz Thalmair
Texts: Anette Baldauf, Lea Lugarič, Franz Thalmair
Translation: Christine Schöffler & Peter Blakeney | www.whysociety.org
Artistic contributions: Kathi Hofer, Ricarda Denzer, Ignacio Uriarte
Graphic design: Studio Kehrer | www.studiokehrer.at

Statement #08 | Stefan Riebel — Performing an Artspace

Performance, January 16, 2020, 2 pm – 8 pm
With students of the Academy of Fine Art Leipzig
Leon Galli, Frida Zack, Franziska Pätzold, Shuangshuang Liao, SeungLok Paik, Felix Almes, Yannick Harter, Lydia Marx, Lisa Kirchhoff, Tobias Fabek

The Kunstraum Lakeside is designed to be a place of production and presentation of contemporary international art with the aim of promoting critical discussion of socially relevant aspects of the economy. The space operates within the fascinating triangle of business, academic and cultural forms of discourse. What happens to the imagination of viewers when there is an intervention within existing...

Statement #07 | Ralo Mayer — The Tower, the Expo, the Echo, the Cell

Performance, January 9, 2020, 6 pm
Duration approx. 1 hour

Artistic research not only informs an artist’s aesthetic experience but also creates the necessary framework for reflecting on relevant artistic practice beyond the bounds of one’s own endeavours while keeping an eye on one’s own actions. Ralo Mayer‘s extensive studies are defined by the concept of “performative research”, a process-driven method of artistic research. Performative research is embedded in social,...

Notes on Landscape (…)

Opening, November 19, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 20 – December 20 2019

Works by Paula Bruna Pérez, Mercedes Mangrané Mora, Francisco Navarrete Sitja, David Ortiz Juan

Ignacio Uriarte — 210 × 297 mm

Opening, October 1, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 2 – November 8, 2019

The daily office routine is actually not that different from the typical workday in the artist’s studio; in both cases, a wide array of materials on a specific theme are brought into the desired form. The Spanish-German artist Ignacio Uriarte is familiar with both environments. After studying business administration, he worked for international corporations and got caught up in the...

Statement #06 | Anna Vasof — Useless Machine

Performance and screening, July 4, 2019, 5–8 pm

Today, the development of digital technologies, and devices and software we call “smart” or “intelligent”, is influencing our everyday lives more than ever. The fusion of analogue and digital realities and the associated hopes for a society that is thoroughly interconnected and therefore, or nonetheless, open is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. Anna Vasof engages with...

Statement #05 | Ulrich Nausner — The Visitor

Performance, June 27, 2019, 7 pm
Duration approx. 20 minutes

Our analogue world is closely linked to the internet, which at once bundles and fragments knowledge—a kind of digital memory that is available to us as a matter of course, anytime and anywhere, for obtaining information and disseminating that same information. As we search in virtual space using machines that work according to algorithms, the meanings and attributions of audiovisual,...

Ricarda Denzer — To Tell A Story

Opening, May 7, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 8 – June 14, 2019

In Ricarda Denzer’s artistic practice the narrative form is open-ended in every conceivable direction. The artist’s video works, performances, and expansive installations are dominated by acoustic motifs and revolve around phenomena such as the human voice, the spoken word, and the speech act as a sociopolitical manifestation and action. Denzer addresses complex themes in a subtle fashion by using elements...

Research | Recherche — Annual publication 2018

Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna, 2019
Paperback, 22 × 16 cm, 112 pages, numerous ills. in color
ISBN 978-3-903269-50-7

Editor: Franz Thalmair
Texts: Karin Harrasser, Franz Thalmair
Translation: Christine Schöffler & Peter Blakeney | www.whysociety.org
Artistic contributions: Agnes Fuchs, Johannes Porsch, Joséphine Kaeppelin
Graphic design: Studio Kehrer | www.studiokehrer.at

Kathi Hofer — Cabin Essence

Opening, March 21, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 22 – April 26, 2019

Kathi Hofer takes up in her work pre-existing, “used” materials and ideas, processes them thoughtfully, and then re-inscribes them in the production cycle from whence they came. Resembling a recycling process, her artistic endeavors revolve around the procedures deployed in cultural and artistic production, focusing not least on the creative act itself. The artist appropriates specific techniques of meaning production...

Statement #04 | Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller — PIVOT

Lecture performance
January 24, 2019
5 pm, Input: Apparatus–LCD (A–L)
6 pm, Screening
7 pm, Input: Mannerisms–Zapping (M–Z)

Images express social conditions, they create conventions and standards—and conversely, the social framework inevitably shapes the visual material it contains. With PIVOT, Markus Hanakam and Roswitha Schuller explore the possibilities for manipulating imaging devices and the visual worlds they create. The artist duo’s long-term research concentrates on digital and media imagery, an image format that is mobile and thus available...

and|or—but, yay* (group exhibition)

Opening, November 13, 2018, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 14 – December 21, 2018

Works by Nicoleta Auersperg, Oscar Cueto, Kyungrim Jang, Jakob Kirchweger, Mara Novak, Asher O’Gorman / Anne-Clara Stahl, Lola Pfeifer, David Reiner, Huda Takriti, Ayşe-Gül Yüceil

and|or—but, yeah* (group exhibition)

Opening, October 19, 2018, 6 pm
Exhibition, October 22–24, 2018, 10 am–6 pm

Works by Nicoleta Auersperg, Oscar Cueto, Kyungrim Jang, Jakob Kirchweger, Mara Novak, Asher O’Gorman / Anne-Clara Stahl, Lola Pfeifer, David Reiner, Huda Takriti, Ayşe-Gül Yüceil

Joséphine Kaeppelin — Would you rather push the line or cross the line?

Opening, September 27, 2018, 7 pm
Exhibition, September 28 – November 2, 2018

Systems and taxonomies, programmed environments and standards, coupled with the ubiquitous phenomenon of automation are the driving forces of today’s society that Josephine Kaeppelin takes as the point of departure for her artistic practice. She starts by researching technological, social, and visual work contexts and then applies graphic means and interventionist methods to investigate what role humans assume in the...

Statement #02 | An Onghena — Performance for the Book

Performance, July 5, 2018, 3 – 7 pm
Performers, An Onghena and Tom Exelmans

“A book is a sequence of spaces.
Each of these spaces is perceived at a different moment –
a book is also a sequence of moments.”
—Ulises Carrión, 1975

Statement #01 | Edith Payer — On Things

Performance lecture, June 28, 2018
2 pm, Discourse #01: The Thing about Things
3 pm, Discourse #02: Fragmented Realities
4 pm, Discourse #03: Interpretation and Meaning

Culture is not only constituted by things which are collected, kept and conserved, and presented to the public in museums on pedestals and under glass panels. Culture is also constituted in the opposite direction: by discarding, in ownerless roaming rubbish, the garbage we produce each day and barely pay any attention to. Similar to waste dumps, archives and museums are...

Johannes Porsch — Tropology

Opening, May 8, 2018, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 9 – June 22, 2018

Johannes Porsch investigates in his artistic practice how certain elements combine to form a structure and how they interact with one another. Terms like “relation,” “reciprocity,” and “processuality” serve as springboards and premises for his work. In installations, sculptural settings, and spatial interventions, as well as publications and exhibition displays, he undertakes semantic shifts or highlights existing ambiguities in order...

Agnes Fuchs — Robustesse et perfection

Opening, March 15, 2018, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 16 – April 27, 2018

Program of events, April 13, 2018, from 4 pm
The Long Night of Research, Lakeside Park and University of Klagenfurt

Christoph Schäfer — Bostanorama

Opening, November 30, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition, December 1, 2017 – January 26, 2018

The Hamburg-based artist Christoph Schäfer takes a conceptual approach to addressing urban development and gentrification issues. In his work, he develops counter-models to the commodification of the cities and especially their centers, reflecting on specific urban situations and potential changes, often with the participation of stakeholders, city planners, architects, or other artists. These projects give rise to texts, drawings, films,...

kozek hörlonski, with Alexander Martinz — Demonic Screens—Uninvited

Opening, October 12, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 13 – November 24, 2017

Demonic Screens is conceived as a three-part project. Each part features film images presented in the context of an installation. The artists have oriented the content and aesthetics of their imagery on the horror film genre along with its many variants, subgenres, and hybrid phenomena, with each part of the project evoking horror films from a different era. These historical...

Sandra Man & Moritz Majce — Choros III (Koroška)

Opening, September 7, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition, September 8 – October 6, 2017

The author/choreographer Sandra Man and the visual artist/choreographer Moritz Majce, who both live in Berlin, have been working together since 2010. What distinguishes their collaboration is that they view and produce choreography not from the perspective of the performing arts but rather as a visual art: as art in space. For the exhibition Choros III (Koroška), conceived by the duo...

Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid — Radical Contemporaneity: 35 years of work revisited (1982–2017)

Opening, May 11, 2017, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, May 12 – July 14, 2017

This exhibition encompasses the most significant body of works by the Slovenian artists Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid developed over 35 years. Highly performative in the sense of producing the specific impact in current socio-political reality, their mode of production is prompted by a sharp and accurate sense of the contemporary context, in the way that each of their works...

Heidrun Holzfeind — Never Neverland

Opening, March 9, 2017, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, March 10 – May 5, 2017

The Austrian artist’s works trace relationships between individual life stories and political realities. For “Never Neverland,“ commissioned by the steirischer herbst festival, Holzfeind traces an arc from an artist community in the Californian desert to experimental lifestyles in Styria and Slovenia. In a 3-channel video installation, the exploratory film portrays people who have embarked on an alternative way of life...

Martin & Werner Feiersinger — Italomodern. Cesenatico – Triest

Opening, December 1, 2016, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, December 2, 2016 – January 27, 2017

We’ve invited Martin and Werner Feiersinger to adapt their “Italomodern“ project for Kunstraum Lakeside. Martin, an architect, has for several years been investigating little-known works of postwar architecture in Northern Italy. Based on his extensive research, he and his brother, the artist Werner Feiersinger, undertake regular forays through Northern Italy. In 2011, aut, Innsbruck’s architecture center, mounted the exhibition “Italomodern....

Art and Nation (group exhibition)

Opening, September 29, 2016, 7 pm
Exhibition, September 30 – November 25, 2016

Works by Pia Lanzinger / Michael Hauffen, Sascha Reichstein, Christina Werner, Anna Witt

Jens Goldbeck — Peter Handke’s Settings

Opening, 30. June 30, 2016, 6 pm
Exhibition, July 1 – August 5, 2016

Jens Goldbeck is currently working on a photographic project dedicated to locations that figure in Peter Handke’s life and works. For Handke, places often determine the path taken by his writing. These are threshold places: on the outskirts of a city, at the transition between the natural and urban environments, at national borders—comparable to Marc Augé’s “non-places“ or the “heterotopias“...

Kris Lemsalu — Afternoon Tear Drinker

Opening, May 12, 2016, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 13 – June 24, 2016

Kris Lemsalu uses masquerade as a means of expression when staging her performances and installations. The artist spirits us away to a fantasy world, where she however grapples with universal concerns of today such as desire, sexuality and transformation. Drawing on a feminist tradition of performance and staged photography, she combines disparate elements such as human and animal body parts...

Siegfried Zaworka — Maniform Suspension

Opening, March 10, 2016, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 11 – May 6, 2016

For his first solo exhibition in Carinthia, Siegfried Zaworka has created a complex scenario in three parts consisting of drawings, an installation and a film. In Maniform Suspension, the artist sets out in search of a mania-like, exceptional state of limbo that oscillates between the banal and the substantial to explore how meaning can be generated, transformed, turned upside down...

Anna Witt — Passion, Power, Performance

Opening, November 26, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 27, 2015 – January 29, 2016

Anna Witt’s performative interventions and video installations deal with the repetition of the cultural habitus of the individual and with the stereotypical constructs that are determined by family values, everyday politics and the mainstream communication media in Western society and their visual representations. The exhibition Passion, Power, Performance at Kunstraum Lakeside looks at working life, including processes in today’s working...

Spaces and Resources (group exhibition)

Opening, October 1, 2015, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, October 2 – November 20, 2015

Linda Bilda, Bureau d’études, Josef Dabernig, Ines Doujak, Karpo Godina, Michael Höpfner, Marjetica Potrč, Christoph Schäfer, Kateřina Šedá

Ioana Păun — Natalia turn the light on

Opening, May 14, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 15 – June 26, 2015

Ioana Păun focuses in her work on making visible the undocumented services performed by migrants, many of them unregistered aliens working for low pay in European households. In the project Natalia, turn the light on calorie counters are used to symbolically store the energy expended by the illegal housekeeper and use it to turn on the light in the exhibition...

Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch — The Monument / spomenik

Opening, March 19, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 20 – May 8, 2015

On the occasion of the artistic intervention by Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch for their exhibition at Kunstraum Lakeside, a filmic document (Robert Schabus) is produced to record the journey of the partisan monument from the museum and memorial site Peršmanhof/Muzej in spominski kraj pri Peršmanu in Bad Eisenkappel near the Austrian-Slovenian border to its original site, a partisan tomb...

L.A. Raeven — Ideal Individuals

Opening, November 28, 2014, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 29 – January 17, 2014

Twin sisters Liesbeth and Angelique Raeven began their artistic collaboration under the generic name of L.A. Raeven in 1999. Their work rests on investigations surrounding the notion of “the ideal individual,” which they analyze through videos, drawings, installations and performances. L.A. Raeven study the status of the body and body image within western societies and the inherent social Western pressures....

Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann — In the Stomach of the Predators

Opening, November 27, 2014, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, November 28, 2014 – February 14, 2015

Twelve images and one video tell the story of the monopolization of seeds. This work on the progressive privatization of common property began with the opening of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in 2008 in Norway. Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann examine the problematic nature of this development by drawing on historical investigations on economics and politics and their critical...

Sister Europe (group exhibition)

Opening, October 22, 2014, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, October 23 – November 22, 2014

Oleksandr Burlaka, Zhanna Kadyrova, Ivan Melnychuk, Lada Nakonechna, Oleksiy Radynski, Mykola Ridnyi, Vova Vorotniov

Ulrike Müller

Opening, May 22, 2014, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 23 – July 5, 2014

Ulrike Müller’s work complicates the usual definition of the role of ‹artist› in a number of ways. First of all, she very frequently operates in the context of a group. Secondly, in her work as a painter and a draftswoman, she destabilizes the concepts of originality, autonomy and authorship which are so highly prized in these media. Müller shifts her...

Ming Wong — Eat Fear

Opening, March 20, 2014, 6.30 Uhr
Exhibition, March 21 – May 16, 2014

During his residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Ming, who was inspired by the strong Turkish presence in Berlin’s Kreuzberg area, developed his latest video work, “Eat Fear,” a reconstruction of a Fassbinder movie, “Angst essen Seele auf” (1973), which tells the story of Emmi, an elderly cleaning woman from Munich, who falls in love with a much younger Moroccan immigrant...

Banu Cennetoğlu & Philippine Hoegen — Masist Gül

Opening, January 23, 2014, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, January 24 – March 14, 2014

To make a body of work visible posthumously is a delicate and hazardous task, especially if the artist was not recognized in the context of official art history during his or her lifetime. There is always a risk that the artist, the work or both are instrumentalized or exoticized in the process. In this case the artist in question is...

Unsocial Sociability (group exhibition)

Opening, May 15, 2013, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, May 16 – June 28, 2013

The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home, Cindy Milstein, Erik Ruin, Sarah J Stanley

On Uncanny States and Bodies (group exhibition)

Opening, March 21, 2013, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, March 22 – May 3, 2013

Franz Artenjak, Drew Danielle Belsky, Mareike Bernien & Kerstin Schrödinger, Eva Egermann, Luke Fowler, Roland Gaberz, Philipp Timischl

Ghazel — Geopolitics of Roots. No Man’s Land, Part 2

Opening, Decemer 6, 2012, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, December 7 – February 8, 2013

The Iranian artist Ghazel has been focusing since the 1990s on issues of migration, exile and (trans)cultural identities. Among the Paris- and Tehran-based artist’s most well-known works are the “Me Series” of very short videos in which Ghazel, dressed in a chador, performs absurd yet tragicomic scenes from transcultural everyday life; her poster campaign “Wanted” about attempted marriages between illegal...

A Sense of Place (group exhibition)

Opening, October 17, 2012, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 18 – November 30, 2012

Works by Eva Engelbert, Ann Guillaume, Karin Hasselberg, Katrin Hornek, Johanna Tinzl / Stefan Flunger, Kay Walkowiak, Hannes Zebedin, Josef Zenzmaier

This Really Happened Here

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2012
Self-published newspaper
42 × 29.7 cm, folded to 21 × 29.7 cm, 3 × 24 pages (72 in total), numerous ills. in b/w

Editor: Kunstraum Lakeside
Concept: Eva Dertschei, Christian Kravagna, Hubert Lobnig, Hedwig Saxenhuber, Carlos Toledo
Texts: Christian Kravagna & Hedwig Saxenhuber, Hubert Lobnig & Matthias Wieser, Monika Skazedonig, Andreas Suttner
Graphic design: Toledo i Dertschei

Hubert Lobnig & Matthias Wieser — This Really Happened Here / Klagenfurt Is Burning

Opening, March 28, 2012, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, March 29 – July 6, 2012

“This Really Happened Here” is a largescale research and exhibition project on alternatives for political, social and cultural development in the Austrian state of Carinthia. “This Really Happened Here” is a cooperative project by Kunstraum Lakeside and the Institute for Media and Communication Sciences at the University of Klagenfurt. As part of a seminar organized on the initiative of the...

Igor Grubić — 366 Liberation Rituals

Opening, December 13, 2011, 6 pm
Exhibition, December 14, 2011 – February 2, 2012

366 Liberation Rituals, whose starting point is, among other things, the 40th anniversary of 1968, consists of a series of everyday small rituals which touch upon the problems of the society I live in. With my actions, I evoke youthful enthusiasm, rebellion, idealism, nostalgia. Regardless of the fact that they may sometimes seem utopian, naive, or even pathetic, the rituals...

Inge Vavra — LATENT MATERIAL—undisclosed memory

Opening, 31 May, 2011, 7 pm
Exhibition, June 1 – July 9, 2011

“The simultaneity of the non-simultaneous (and vice versa) / In the beginning: the artist watches a television documentary; a film scene in it evokes the memory of a childhood experience. The memory manifests itself as a picture, resembling a still-existing photograph from the days of childhood. / Shape, shaping / Memory traces latently preserved in the individual as a propensity...

Július Koller — Atlas of Fantastic Science (From the Július Koller Visual Archive)

Opening, March 29, 2011, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, March 30 – May 20, 2011

Július Koller’s work, which focused on day-to-day reality steeped in a public realm submitted to state oversight and control, was contrasted by the artist’s personal figure—a phenomenon in parallel appears in the work of conceptual artists in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and other former communist countries. In former Eastern Europe artists were often compelled to take on the ­position of...

Virginia Nimarkoh — Urban Utopias

Opening, January 11, 2011, 6 pm
Exhibition, January 12 – February 25, 2011

“Urban Utopias” is an ongoing series of photographs documenting municipal green spaces like parks, community gardens and city farms in southeast London.These sites are the meeting point for diverse narratives around community, nature, ownership and the city. The project presents these spaces as utopian. The utopia proposed is a contested one that might involve sites that are in a constant...

Martin Beck — Social Abstraction

Opening, November 17, 2010, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 18 – December 23, 2010

“This series of works from 2010 is held together by an interest in the emergence of utopian socialities. An important ­reference and point of departure for developing this new body of work was research into the history of communal ­living, in particular rural and ‹dropout› communes throughout the USA in the 1960s. ­Directions, Headlines, and Irritating Behaviors do not investigate...

Catrin Bolt — Missed the Theme

Opening, May 19, 2010, 6 pm
Exhibition, May 20 – July 2, 2010

Does a space only exist when it is defined? Is it only then that the things in it can be recognized for what they are? Is there even such a thing as undefined spaces? We constantly find ourselves in spaces and places, using things whose correct and false use is clearly circumscribed. Sidewalk, park bench, handbag. Their type and use...

Nada Prlja — Wild and cultivated fruits market

Opening, March 23, 2010, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 24 – May 12, 2010

“Why do empowered ones, or the domestic population of any European country persist with the stereotypical interpretation of the other—the immigrants? Why does this interpretation of the foreigners lure on the margins to become a folkloric reading? For example, what might be the perception of the majority of Carinthians about the Chechen minority, this small group of 900 people who...

What, How & for Whom (WHW) — Ground Floor America

Opening, January 13, 2010, 6 pm
Exhibition, January 14 – February 26, 2010

“Ground Floor America” is the title of a travel book by Soviet writer duo Ilf and Petrov, written in 1936. “Ground floor America“ takes Ilf’s and Petrov’s approach as a starting point for questioning the notion of “curatorial research“ within the broader field of cultural translation, looking at the parallels between the burgeoning liberal economy’s capacity to erode a hitherto...

We do it. The Isola neighborhood in two inadequate descriptive systems (group exhibition)

Opening, November 11, 2009, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 12 – December 20, 2009

Works by Adrian Paci, Andrea Sala, Bert Theis, Christoph Schäfer, Danilo Correale, Enzo Umbaca, Yang Jiechang, Maria Papadimitriou, Mariette Schiltz, Millepiani magazine, Museo aero solar (Tomas Saraceno), OUT (Office for Urban Transformation), Paola Di Bello, Stefano Boccalini, Undo.net, Wurmkos

“The city is the privileged field for the exertion of power. Subjugation procedures are deployed everywhere (on bodies,...

Senam Okudzeto — Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Opening , March 18, 2009, 6.30 pm
Exhibition, March 19 – July 3, 2009

The city of Fribourg is a small, picturesque university town just to the north of Geneva. Its gently fading economy has been in need of a lift for some years. In order to address this problem, the city council selectively invited prominent businessmen to become residents of the town; additional sweeteners were laid on in the form of large bank...

Tanja Widmann — Making oneself similar in this sense.

Opening, December 4, 2008, 7 pm
Exhibition, December 5, 2008 – February 13, 2009

In her artistic and theoretical work Tanja Widmann explores language in its conventionality and regularity by tracing its leaps and breaks, its propensity for ambiguity and thus its basic openness. Language thus demonstrates a belonging to certain discourses, actors or genres, while the performing subject constantly falls between the cracks. In the performances and installations it returns as an unlocalized...

Alexander Vaindorf — Useless/Open Letter to the Government #2 (Will You Be Profitable, Little Friend?)

Opening, October 16, 2008, 6 pm
Exhibition, October 17 – November 28, 2008

The painting “Will You Be Profitable, Little Friend?” (1972) by the Swedish artist Peter Tillberg is arguably one of the most famous and beloved post-1968 artworks in Sweden. It depicts an ordinary school class of what appears to be an ordinary small city. In his realistic manner, Tillberg has chosen the frontal perspective of the teacher, who seems to be...

Josef Dabernig / Deimantas Narkevičius — Rules of the Game

Opening, May 29, 2008, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 30 – July 4, 2008

The nice thing about football is the way it lets us legitimately enjoy forgetting. Germany, a Summer Fairytale, reminded us of this fact in 2006. “We are European champions” was the headline already chosen months in advance of the Euro 2008 cup by an economically faltering Austrian state that is nonetheless in love with itself. This June, while several teams...

Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz — normal work

Opening, April 24, 2008, 7 pm
Exhibition, April 25 – May 23, 2008

The film “normal work” restages four historical photographs of the Victorian house maid Hannah Cullwick in which she takes on poses, crossing various social positions of class, “race,” and gender. The film installation “normal work” asks whether the crossings of social hierarchies of class, gender, and “race” that Hannah Cullwick staged and that she so obviously desired have today become...

Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with DAVIDA — CODE: RED BRASIL, Daspu/Daslu

Opening, March 13, 2008, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 14 – April 18, 2008

CODE:RED (since 1999/2000) is an ongoing collaborative, transdisciplinary platform for discussion and research models of informal economy, activism, and self-organization of urban minorities in the context of sex work and human trafficking. The platform encompasses various forms of collaboration with experts, scholars, and activist groups, from research and selfhelp to public actions and exhibitions following the principle of dialog and...

Iris Andraschek & Hubert Lobnig — Cruising Around

Opening, December 13, 2007, 5 pm
Exhibition, December 14, 2007 – February 15, 2008

For their exhibition project Iris Andraschek and Hubert Lobnig are cooperating with the Research Seminar for Transportation Informatics, part of the University Institute for Intelligent System Technologies that is located directly over the galleries of Kunstraum Lakeside. Transdisciplinary research has been carried out here for some time with the aim of developing a self-steered vehicle equipped with cameras and sensors...

Ricardo Basbaum — la société du spectacle (& NBP)

Opening, September 19, 2007, 7 pm
Exhibition, September 20 – November 30, 2007

“The project la société du spectacle (& NBP) proposes a temporary intervention at the Kunstraum Lakeside space, using some of the visual tools I have been employing in my recent work. The purpose is to point to some of the aspects present in the actual relation between art, culture and the new economy, trying to recognize some role for contemporary...

Dorit Margreiter — zentrum

Opening, May 3, 2007, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 4 – July 6, 2007

The exhibition zentrum is a fictitious albeit real document with several strands of narration, using the linear narratives of some mass media translations to tell the story of how a disintegrating neon sign on a façade in Leipzig metamorphed into a new typeset. The history of the logotype’s functional and phenomenological existence is fragmented in the multitude of its mediated...

Zeigam Azizov — Hard Spell: A Promise to Generations

Opening, March 15, 2007, 6 pm
Exhibition, March 16 – April 27, 2007

With the installation Hard Spell: A Promise to Generations, I would like to problematise the dramatic transformation of radical linguistics into the managerial language of media. The language of media plays an educational role as it increasingly controls the popular consciousness of developing generations. The initial idea for the project came from the BBC1 entertainment program Hard Spell, which was...

Ines Doujak — Victory Gardens

Opening, October 12, 2006, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 13 – December 1, 2006

“Political and social hegemony has always extended to control over water, food and land. Transnational corporations are the ones now appropriating and exploiting nature and native knowledge of how to utilize it—a practice known as biopiracy. This refers to genetic or biological resources being patented and used without the consent and financial compensation of the land of origin, the local...

Economies on the Borderline (group exhibition)

Opening, June 7, 2006, 6 pm
Exhibition, June 8 – August 18, 2006

Gülsün Karamustafa, Ursula Biemann, Angela Sanders, Michael Zinganel, Hans-H. Albers, Maruša Sagadin, Michael Hieslmair

Mario Navarro — The New Ideal Line

Opening, May 10, 2006, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 11 – June 2, 2006

“My work has been developed mainly from fragile materials, low priced, with very little weight and, as a consequence of this, easily moved and installed. I have worked with different materials and techniques, such as mural charcoal drawings, sculptures, videos and public interventions which have always had an independent sense of being a new object. For some time now, all...

Ernst Logar — Non Public Spaces

Opening, April 19, 2005, 7 pm
Exhibition, April 20 – May 5, 2005

The exhibition Non Public Spaces deals with spaces which are usually not open to ordinary citizens. These chosen places have a special political, economic or social significance. At first, these spaces seem irrelevant to our lives, but on closer inspection we become more conscious of their connection to our everyday life. They are an integral part of people’s lives and...

Sascha Reichstein — Be My Guest

Opening, March 8, 2006, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 9 – April 7, 2006

For over 50 years, Hilton hotels have been considered an expression of elite Western life-styles. These days, Hiltons are found almost everywhere, in America and in Asia, in Africa as well as in Europe. The image of these hotels is mainly determined by standardized components. The guest knows what to expect from a Hilton, no matter in which part of...

Kamen Stoyanov — Bingo Topology

Opening, December 7, 2005, 7 pm
Exhibition, December 8, 2005 – January 12, 2006

This project Bingo Topology deals with a concrete place in Sofia, namely, a bingo room and its surroundings. I am interested in the great dynamism of this city, which finds itself in the process of a brutal transformation from a socialist society and spatial layout to a capitalist one, in which the decor of the space is no longer shaped...

Julika Rudelius — Economic Primacy

Opening, November 16, 2005, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 17 – 30, 2005

Julika Rudelius explores aspects of human behavior—communication codes, facial expressions, gestures, gender-specific and culturally inflected behavioural patterns. In her videos, Rudelius creates artificial spaces, situations and moods, which serve as settings for interviews or re-enactments of everyday situations. The point of departure for Economic Primacy was a psychological checklist that had come to the attention of the artist: “How do...

Milica Tomić — Reading Capital

Opening, October 27, 2005, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 28 – November 8, 2005

After his visit to Mexico in the 1930s, the avant-garde filmmaker Sergei M. Eisenstein planned to film Karl Marx’s groundbreaking Capital. The project was never realized but what remains today are Eisenstein’s Notes for a Film of Capital. Unprecedented as his project was, its radicalism lay not only in the decision to visualize the abstract notions and logic of Capital...

Michaela Schweiger — A Visit to Themroc

Opening, October 12, 2005, 4 pm
Exhibition, October 13 – 26, 2005

A Visit to Themroc draws parallels between the living situations of two “workers” by means of a kind of confrontation between the two men. One sequence is cut from the abstracted scenes of the film Themroc by Claude Faraldo (F, 1973), in which a house painter (Michel Piccoli) leaves the working world behind him in an anarchic luddite mood and...

Archive 2005–2017

The current website displays ongoing projects as well as a selection of highlights from the program of Kunstraum Lakeside spanning the years from its inception in 2005 to 2017. To browse the entire archive of exhibitions, performances, lectures, and other events, just use the following link:


Gülsün Karamustafa — Quality Pencils and Words of Wisdom

Karamustafa’s Pencil Vending Machines—machines that spit out unpainted wooden pencils for 50 cents apiece—can be found in some of the corridors and lounges at Lakeside Park and the university. The artist brings a historicizing aspect to the contemporary future-oriented working world with her anachronistic-seeming devices and the simple, traditional writing utensils they produce. In a subtle way, Karamustafa’s work for Lakeside Park also poses questions about values, regarding for example the relationship between durability and innovation but also the role of tools, techniques, and technology in communication between people and the world around them.

Gülsün Karamustafa (b. Turkey, 1946) lives and works in Istanbul.

Andreas Fogarasi — Public Brands: Bordeaux

The Public Brands project is concerned with branding in the public sector. As states, regions, cities, and districts increasingly define themselves in entrepreneurial terms, the way they represent themselves visually is also changing. Logos, claims, and corporate design are coming to replace traditional insignia of state power such as coats of arms or flags. The tourism sector was the first to try to position geographical locations as brands, following the example of private companies. Fogarasi illustrates this development with the logo of Bordeaux, an emblem made up of three interwoven crescents, which has been a fixed part of the visual history of the city ever since the 1930s.

Andreas Fogarasi (b. Austria, 1977) lives and works in Vienna.

Dorit Margreiter — Look at Language and/or Read Things

This commissioned work shows the sketch Anatomy of a Dwelling (1965) by Reyner Banham in collaboration with François Gallegret as visual material for Banham’s essay The Unhouse, a text about the connection between design, technology, and architecture. Specifically, it was about the design of an “anti-house,” a house that is defined exclusively by its functionality. The decision as to whether technology should be visible, whether it should be part of the aesthetic design or instead disappear in favor of another aesthetic solution applies in several respects to the Lakeside Park complex, on the one hand by virtue of the architectural design, and on the other because of the companies located there.

Dorit Margreiter (b. Austria, 1967) lives and works in Vienna and Los Angeles.

Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann — Monopolistic Productions

In the enameled wall panels conceived for Lakeside Park, Creischer/Siekmann draw on a historically significant model for visualizing economic and social conditions—the 1930 atlas Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft (Society and Economy) by Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz. The authors of the atlas tied the development of statistical diagrams to a critique of economic conditions. For the wall panels, the artists collaborated with students of Prof. Paul Kellermann at the University of Klagenfurt to translate two pages from this atlas devoted to the monopolistic production in European and non-European countries into the current picture of a global economy in which national economies are being supplanted by the dominance of multinational corporations.

Alice Creischer (b. Germany, 1960) lives and works in Berlin.
Andreas Siekmann (b. Germany, 1961) lives and works in Berlin.

Josef Dabernig — Setting up an Art Space

Kunstraum Lakeside opened in October 2005, the result of a two-year collaboration between the management of Lakeside Science & Technology Park and the curators Christian Kravagna and Hedwig Saxenhuber. The contract to develop an art-in-architecture concept was awarded prior to the actual construction of the technology park, making it possible to methodically adapt the content of the art program to the conditions of the specific location and its functions. Designed and furnished by Josef Dabernig, the art space became the focal point for continuous artistic and discursive programming. Conceived as a space for presentations, events, and exhibitions, and as a discussion platform, as well as for the study of project-related literature, the Kunstraum also sees itself as an open communication zone during working hours.

Josef Dabernig (b. Austria, 1956) lives and works in Vienna.

Anna Jermolaewa & Manfred Grübl — Children’s Playground

In July 2004, a closed competition was held for the artistic design of a kindergarten to be built on the grounds of Lakeside Park. Anna Jermolaewa’s and Manfred Grübl’s design was selected and then executed in 2005. The children’s playground takes its cue from the landscaping of the campus while relating to the special features of the park and its themes. A motorway for tricycles in the shape of a figure eight and a hilly landscape with slide, lounge, sand play areas, playhouses, water games, and playground equipment are not only tailored to the needs of the children but also fit in perfectly with the natural surroundings.

Anna Jemolaewa (b. Russia, 1970) lives and works in Vienna.

Iris Andraschek & Hubert Lobnig — Cruising Around

As part of the semester focus on Mobility and Control at Kunstraum Lakeside in the winter semester 2007/2008, the artists collaborated with the Research Seminar for Transportation Informatics, an institution of the University Institute for Intelligent System Technologies. In transdisciplinary research there, an autonomous, self-driving car was developed. The artists then dispatched the robot car, equipped with cameras and sensors, to the grounds between Lakeside Park and the university, where it made surveillance films from an unusual perspective. Some of the staged scenes were perplexing, such as the horse that was filmed among the buildings of Lakeside Park. Horsepower is considered a measure of speed, so in this case the appearance of the horse had the effect of contradicting the advances in the automotive industry.

Iris Andraschek (b. Austria, 1963) lives and works in Vienna.