Each year, Kunstraum Lakeside devotes its program to a specific theme derived from its special standing as an institution for exhibition, performance, and discourse. The Kunstraum’s integration into a Science and Technology Park, and the linking of its events to the semester program at the University of Klagenfurt, raise questions about how visual artists interact with the fundamentals, possibilities, and limits of current knowledge production. The artistic program focuses on fields of action that can be subsumed under the term “artistic research.” Artistic research, like art in general, allows us to gain aesthetic experience. In addition, however, it also offers artists an opportunity within their respective art practice—i.e., using their own media, formats, and modes of representation—to contemplate the framework conditions that govern their activities while keeping a close watch over the impact of their actions. Embedded in social, historical, and cultural interpretation contexts, artist research therefore enables us to respond to the constantly changing realities of our society.

Annual program 2018
Annual program 2019
Annual program 2020

Current exhibition

Notes on Landscape (…)
Group exhibition with Paula Bruna Pérez, Mercedes Mangrané Mora, Francisco Navarrete Sitja, David Ortiz Juan – in collboration with Hangar, Barcelona
Opening, November 19, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 20 – December 20 2019

Upcoming performances

Statement #07 | Ralo Mayer — The Tower, the Expo, the Echo, the Cell
Performance, January 9, 2020, 6 pm
Duration approx. 1 hour

Statement #08 | Stefan Riebel — Performing an Artspace
With students of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
Performance, January 16, 2020, 2 pm – 8 pm

Preview 2020

The annual program 2020 at Kunstraum Lakeside is devoted to the concept of “format.” While the fields of inquiry for the previous two years, artistic research and the artistic process, had the potential to emancipate themselves from the artwork and become an independent form, and in turn a work of art in their own right, format as a working hypothesis is marshalled against the notion of fixed content. “Formats are nodal connections and differential fields; they channel an unpredictable array of ephemeral currents and charges. They are configurations of force rather than discrete objects. In short, formats establish a pattern of links or connections. […] what now matters most is not the production of new content but its retrieval in intelligible patterns through acts of reframing, capturing, reiterating, and documenting.”* The 2020 program year will hence examine format as an artistic and curatorial method as well as a nodal configuration. Format in this sense is a structure within which artistic fields of action, research processes, investigations, media, and not least works of art enter into a spatial relationship with one another. The concept of “format” involves fabrics and webs, entanglements and configurations, as well as the network as a horizon and carrier of meaning.

*Joselit, David. After Art. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013, 55f.

Maria Anwander & Ruben Aubrecht
Opening, March 24, 2020, 7 pm
Exhibition, March 25 – April 30, 2020

Peter Downsbrough
Opening, May 7, 2020, 7 pm
Exhibition, May 8 – June 19, 2020

Parcours — A Performative Survey
Performances by Laura Cemin & Lena Schwingshandl, Fanni Futterknecht, Sebastian Gärtner, Lisa Großkopf, Ulrich Kaufmann & Sigrid Friedmann & Nikolaus Meixner, Jörg Piringer, Jianan Qu, Liesje van den Berk — Guided walk by Erec Gellautz & Sandra Hölbling-Inzko
May 29, 2020, 2 – 7 pm

Statement #09 | T.B.A.
Performance, June 25, 2020

Statement #10 | T.B.A.
Performance, July 2, 2020

/library (Update)
Group exhibition
Opening, October 1, 2020, 7 pm
Exhibition, October 2 – November 13, 2020

Lone Haugaard Madsen
Opening, November 19, 2020, 7 pm
Exhibition, November 20 – Dezember 18, 2020

Statement #11 | T.B.A.
Performance, January 14, 2021

Statement #12 | T.B.A.
Performance, January 21, 2021