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

Upcoming exhibitions

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

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