Landscape in Motion at Kunsthaus Graz and Disputed Landscape at Camera Austria

Landscape in Motion at Kunsthaus Graz and Disputed Landscape at Camera Austria

Kunsthaus Graz

Left: Guido van der Werve, Nummer acht, everything is going to be alright, Golf of Bothnia FI, 2007. Production still. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Johanna Ketola. Right: Sharon Ya’ari, Safe Room, Beersheba Zoo, Spring 2013. Courtesy: Sommer Contemporary, Tel Aviv.

March 12, 2015

Landscape in Motion
Cinematic Visions of an Uncertain Tomorrow

March 13–October 26, 2015

Kunsthaus Graz
Lendkai 1
8020 Graz
Austria
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm

T +43 316/8017 9200
kunsthausgraz [​at​] museum-joanneum.at

www.museum-joanneum.at


Disputed Landscape
March 13–September 6, 2015

The Visual Paradigm
March 13–May 10
Stephanie Kiwitt (Germany/Belgium), Christian Mayer (Austria),
Ricarda Roggan (Germany), Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch (Austria)

Uncovering History
May 16–July 5
Anthony Haughey (Ireland), Tatiana Lecomte (Austria),
Jo Ractliffe (South Africa), Ahlam Shibli (Palestine), Efrat Shvili (Israel)

Enacting Landscape
July 11–September 6
Philip Gaißer (Germany), Michael Höpfner (Austria), Sharon Ya’ari (Israel)

Camera Austria
Lendkai 1
8020 Graz
Austria
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm

www.kunsthausgraz.at

The exhibitions are a cooperation and focus on the theme of landscape from different perspectives:
Opening of both exhibitions: Thursday, March 12, 7pm


Landscape in Motion Cinematic Visions of an Uncertain Tomorrow
Landscape requires perspective. The view from space of a moving, finite world changed our perception of it permanently: landscape, as a tamed territory, became a living material and a fought-over resource. Today, more than ever, it is a place of reflection on contexts and responsibilities—and not least of all an autonomous, unfathomable dimension. The exhibition shows pioneering works from the 1960s onwards, which reflect a changing awareness of landscape in the Anthropocene era. Film plays a vital role in this as the catalyst for the perception of a possible reality of landscape.

With works by Darren Almond, Rosa Barba, James Benning, Ursula Biemann, Lucius Burckhardt, Leo Calice und Gerhard Treml, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Tacita Dean, Marine Hugonnier, Mathias Kessler, Markus Jeschaunig, Armin Linke, Lukas Marxt, David Nez, Walter Niedermayr, Ed Ruscha, Klaus Schafler, Allan Sekula, Robert Smithson, Shi Guorui , Michael Snow, Guido van der Werv

The exhibition is part of this year’s focus on landscape in the Universalmuseum Joanneum. 

In cooperation with Camera Austria, Diagonale 2015 and Austrian Film Museum.
Curators: Peter Pakesch, Katrin Bucher Trantow


Disputed Landscape
Landscape is a social covenant, a convention. In this nexus of relations and conventions, photographs play a central role. If landscape always represents a combination of aesthetic, social, economic, symbolic, and spatial elements, and photography “serves as a kind of relay connecting theories of art, language, and the mind with conceptions of social, cultural, and political value” (W. J. T. Mitchell), then a complex articulation of culture arises at the junction between landscape and photography: both associate that history with this view, that text with this identity, that memory with this place, that place with this history. Both landscape and photography embody a space where differences are yielded; both are linked to identity, memory, knowledge, history, and experience and provide a stage for related inscriptions.


The exhibitions Landscape in Motion and Disputed Landscape are accompanied by a common catalogue, which will be published in April.

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