Austria versus Great Britain – An Art Discourse with Musical Influences

Austria versus Great Britain – An Art Discourse with Musical Influences © Daniela Haberz, M.A. for AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited

Exhibition opening: Friday, 27th of August 2021 at 4.00 until 7.00 p.m.
Duration: 27th of August until 20st of September 2021
Location: AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited (by Guarantee), London

A conversation starts with an empty void, evolving into a discussion by means of two people communicating resulting in a work of art by a discourse with theoretical information or the seen.

Depicting the intention of the artist and creative process leading to a train of thought, building up the structure of a critical concept or an art review of the presented.
A description of what we see, expecting to understand what lies behind. Our personal experience at that point in time, put into words. 

Writing about what we are not familiar with, something we can barely grasp from an outside perspective, other times being educated and familiar with the field, an expertise built on for decades, versus to being the newbie in the field, putting into words what we can not fully describe or comprehend. Lack of termini or simply too little insight into the subject yet, still ready to learn, finding words to describe our experience, becoming a fresh view from the outside.

Giuilio Paolini, an Italian representative of Arte Povera seems a good starting point for my discourse about art and music, the start of a conversation, at the beginning often solely with the artwork itself. Empty frames, the naked wall to see, first experienced at Lisson Gallery in 1999, heavy golden frames, known from a more classical way of display, taken out of context, the previously displayed gone, the nothingness of the white wall presented, now becoming something, we see the frames displayed in seriality and focus on what is usually a by-product of the displayed, to put into perspective and shift its importance for us to look at.

The empty frame attracts the focus of our gaze, the emptiness of importance, the subject we view. The discarded in focus, like conceptually based in the art movement Arte Povera, putting the discarded into the centre of our attention. Understood as garbage or of less significance by the general public, becoming important to the artist, creating something new.

This emptiness already expressed in my exhibition title in the word Discourse allows us to start from zero, a group of at least two people has to gather to start a discussion about what might have started with the interaction of one person looking and silently engaging with an artwork whilst viewing it, at home or in a museal context.

The discourse however, needs two people and a topic, in this case the artwork or in general terms a field of interest.

For it to become clearer, I refer to my newly intensified private endeavour rowing and my cover of the rowing race in Graz on the River Mur. New to the field but ready to learn and my journalistic instinct made me take pictures and videos, in conversation with professional rowers, the seen becoming meaningful, background stories to comprehend the new. 

The oars, the parts of the boat, the technique we use, the turn over land, getting ready to step onto the boat, fix the oars after putting the boat into the water, follow rules and commands, becoming a number on a seat located in a row of five. Number three ready and off we go, moving a boat forwards by the correct use of oars and our hands, arms and legs, a communication of our body and in sync with a team of five to move ahead, which is towards our back. The turning of the oars to get ready of entering into the water, a musical experience when placed in correctly, from a canon to a single sound resulting in speed, parting the water to move ahead.

The moving backwards but at the same time forwards, only possible in a joint effort. The front, the end, the start the finish, perpetual moving back and forth on the river over four kilometres in a loop. My first goal, participating in a race in one year of time, my more realistic goal, to learn something new and improve every week.

In the art world it is the same, we find an angle, a story that the artwork includes, we are told about it or can read it in a curatorial text or a press release and make up our own story out of it, never copying something without quoting, which would be fraud or plagiarism and is thereby to be opposed. Still the beginning seems more difficult than it really is, ask a question, start a communication becoming a discourse.

The aim of the exhibition in my role as curator is to start a discourse on art and music, to convey something I grew up with and engage with professionally since nearly three decades and something I am new to, just started. To convey the known to those who are new, to learn from those knowledgable in their field. The title of the exhibition furthermore refers to the in between two countries, operating internationally in Austria and the United Kingdom, the gaps to close the people to keep close. Austria versus Great Britain a dialogue, a counter-position.

The art discourse with musical influences, a conversation silently engaged with at first, put into words, becoming audible and ready to be communicated, a discussion furthering the discourse, at first alone, but then in a group, a team effort to get the art world moving ahead.

In the framework of the exhibition an artwork relating to the musical perspective will be newly created. An audio cassette tape presented in a vintage tape player by Georg Kettele who transfers the sound of the river Mur recorded by myself as documentation of the river since 2018 onto a cassette tape to be played on a vintage tape player, previously used for playing sounds from nature. Part of the audio work will as well be sound of rowing recorded during the City of Graz rowing race 2021 in the framework of Graz being City of Sports 2021. 

The participating artists in the exhibition Austria versus Great Britain – An Art Discourse with Musical Influences in London are Kathrin Weber, Georg Kettele, Walter Köstenbauer, Elisabeth Pfniss, Susanne Wolte, Tonino Gotarelli & Max Kulich curated by Daniela Haberz, M.A for AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited (by Guarantee), in London in August/ September 2021 and travelling to the Bell Tower Graz in October 2021 in the framework of the exhibition Art & Craft being this year’s exhibition in the series Visiting Schlossberg Mountain 2021.

We would like to thank our long-term sponsor Real Estate Department of the City of Graz for their continuing support.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have further queries under my Austrian mobile: +43 664 182 8678 or my British mobile: +44 759 265 7030 or my personal email address: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org

Looking forward to your reviews and visit of the exhibitions in London, United Kingdom in August/ September and Graz, Austria in October/ November 2021.

All my best wishes,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment

AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited, London, United Kingdom &
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u., Graz, Austria

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YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) & Counterparts Worldwide – Going London June 2021

Under Construction, London June 2021

Under Construction, London June 2021 © AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited 

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The exhibition YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) & Counterparts worldwide – Going London 2021 showcases Austrian art in counterposition with selected international artists in London in June 2021 in our Baker Street office.

Elisabeth Pfniss, an Austrian painter from the region Styrian, is most prominent for her use of special Japanese paper, that she reworks and in the process creates a three-dimensional fiche, slightly translucent when leaned against the window upon the sunlight falling in. The artist is in the early stages of her career which she started after a career as a doctor and in her work the meticulous process of development of her work, the patience of a surgeon, applying layers and layers of paint to the paper ordered mainly from Japan directly and in the case of the displayed work Woman in Rosé, 2020 creates these unique works, consisting of six parts, numbered and signed. Elisabeth Pfniss was chosen, when I discovered her last year and being part of an exhibition at the Bell Tower Graz, curated by myself after being familiar with her work for several years. The figurative language in her early work has become more and more abstract in her recent works and are influenced by her medical career.

Woman in Rosé, 2020 by Elisabeth Pfniss

Woman in Rosé, 2020 by Elisabeth Pfniss Installation view AØH Art Consultancy Haberz e.U. April 2021

Woman in Rosé, 2020 has been chosen as a title in conversation with the artist, upon a studio visit in Graz, Austria and the particular aspect is that the figurines depicted are headless. The head seems cut off, only the neck remaining, stretching out of the depicted body. Rose in colour in a very delicate shade, mainly associated with little blossoms on wild rose bushes, reminding of a secret garden not the cruel outcome of a beheaded figurine which makes us ponder about the deeper meaning of her work and clearly relates to taking apart the human body in medical training, when dissecting to study the anatomy of humans. Pointing out, that the head remains the most important part in humankind, making us who we are, not only shaping our personality but being centre of the functioning of our whole body, creating our identity. The lacking of such thereby questions our existence but could as well incur psychoanalysis, when confronted with new ways to adapt to life’s circumstances like in today’s times.

The science fiction novel O-Zone by American author Paul Theroux, written in 1987 describes a New York, that is sealed off from the rest of the world, where babies are brought up in retort and people have to pass gates in town only by using their personal fingerprint. In the 1980s still very futuristic, today part of our daily routine, even in using our phones with facial recognition or finger print access, securing and protecting our personal life. Like I said to my friend, working in a small café in Graz in Austria the other day, I would have never thought that one day I would need to provide a test result to sit down for cake and coffee, nowadays an integral part of our life to stay healthy. Futuristic sounding at first, but today’s reality around the world.

The counter-position with the internationally renowned American artist Dan Graham, selected for the exhibition with his limited edition work Sketch for Two Way Mirror/ Hedge Arabesque dating from 2013 created this sketch bearing in mind, a future sculptural outcome as a commission work and is signed with his name three times Dan Graham, with Dan Graham, signed Dan Graham, which led me to write about the ‘Me’ versus ‘Us’ in 2019, on the occasion of his exhibition Dan GrahamContemplation curated by myself in the AØH Art Consultancy Haberz.

In his performances Graham engages with the audience, the public is asked to define himself, he defines the audience. It’s a ’Me’ versus ’We’ resulting in creating a better understanding of Graham’s personality by himself, mirrored in the eyes of the audience.

His creation of this sketch, affirmed by signing it a third time. This process shows his presence as an artist as well as being by himself in his studio when creating the work as well as the master imprinting on the final drawing with his signature. On a conceptual level integrating us as spectators, a major part in Dan Graham’s artistic practice in his art performances. Dan Graham is represented by Lisson Gallery in London.

Sketch for Two Way Mirror/ Hedge Arabesque, 2017 by Dan Graham

Sketch for Two Way Mirror/ Hedge Arabesque, 2017 by Dan Graham Installation view AØH Art Consultancy Haberz e.U. 2019 – Collection Miles’ Christie Trust 

The works by Austrian artists Rene Berghold, Max Kulich and Walter Koestenbauer as well as German painter Kathrin Weber and Italian painter Tonino Gottarelli in collaboration with the Fondazione Tonino Gottarelli from Imola, Italy conclude the curatorial selection for the exhibition, scheduled for June 2021 in our London office soon to be accessible upon appointment only to the public, concomitant with the current Health and Safety regulations by the UK Government.

The The Colour of Words, 1999 by Tonino Gottarelli- Installation view Bell Tower Graz, October 2020

The Colour of Words, 1999 by Tonino Gottarelli- Installation view Bell Tower Graz, October 2020

Erased, 2020 by Rene Berghold

Ausradiert/ Erased, 2020 by Rene Berghold – Installationsansicht AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited Nov 2021 – Private Collection Daniela Haberz, M.A.

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Die Ausstellung YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) & Counterparts worldwide – Going London 2021 zeigt Österreichische Kunst in Gegenüberstellung mit ausgewählten internationalen Künstler_innen in London im Juni 2021 in unserem Büro in der Baker Street.

Die Steirische Malerin Elisabeth Pfniss, die am bekanntesten für ihre Nutzung von speziellem Japanischen Papier ist, das sie weiterbearbeitet und dreidimensionale Fiche kreiert, wie man im Französischen sagt, zu Deutsch kartenförmige Blätter, leicht durchscheinend wenn sie gegen das, Fenster, mit einfallendem Sonnenlicht, gelehnt sind. Die Künstlerin ist am Beginn ihrer künstlerischen Karriere, welche sie nach ihrem Beruf als Ärztin begonnen hat und in ihrer Arbeit wird die genaue Herangehensweise im Entstehungsprozess, mit Geduld einer Chirurgin, durch Schicht um Schicht von Farbe auf hauptsächlich direkt aus Japan bestelltem Papier aufgetragen und im Falle des gezeigten Werkes Frau in Rosé, 2020, kreiert sie Unikate, die aus sechs Teilen bestehen, nummeriert und signiert. Elisabeth Pfniss wurde ausgewählt, nachdem ich sie im letzten Jahr entdeckt habe, als Teilnehmerin einer von mir kuratierten Ausstellung im Grazer Glockenturm, nachdem ich mit ihrer Arbeit bereits einige Jahre vertraut war. Die figurative Formensprache in ihrem frühen Werk wurde immer abstrakter in ihren aktuelleren Arbeiten und sind von ihrer medizinischen Karriere beeinflusst.

Frau in Rosé, 2020 wurde m Gespräch mit der Künstlerin, bei einem Atelierbesuch, als Titel ausgewählt und ihr besonderer Aspekt sind die fehlenden Köpfe der abgebildeten Figuren. Der Kopf scheint abgeschnitten, nur der Hals verbleibend, hervor gestreckt aus dem abgebildeten Körper. Rosa in Farbe in einem sehr leichten Ton, hauptsächlich mit kleinen Knospen auf wilden Rosenbüschen assoziiert, an einen geheimen Garten erinnernd, nicht das grausame Resultat einer geköpften Figur, was uns über die tiefere Bedeutung ihrer Werke nachdenken lässt und klar auf das Auseinandernehmen des Körpers in der medizinischen Ausbildung Bezug nimmt, wenn ein Körper seziert wird, um die Anatomie der Menschen zu studieren. Hervorhebend, dass der Kopf der wichtigste Teil der Menschheit bleibt, uns zu dem macht, wer wir sind, nicht nur unsere Persönlichkeit formt, sondern das Zentrum der Funktionalität unseres gesamten Körpers ist, unsere Identität kreiert. Das Fehlen desselben stellt dabei unsere Existenz in Frage aber könnte ebenfalls Psychoanalyse implizieren, wenn wir mit neuen Wegen konfrontiert sind, uns an die Lebensumstände der heutigen Zeit anzupassen.

Der Science Fiction Roman O-Zone des Amerikanischen Autors Paul Theroux, verfasst im Jahr 1987, beschreibt ein New York, das vom Rest der Welt abgeschnitten ist, in dem Babies in der Retorte aufgezogen werden und Menschen Absperrungen in der Stadt passieren müssen, nur durch Nutzung ihres persönlichen Fingerabdruckes. In den 1980er Jahren noch futuristisch, heute Teil unserer täglichen Routine, beispielsweise in Nutzung unserer Telefone mit Gesichtserkennung oder Zugang mit Fingerabdruck, unser persönliches Leben sichernd. Wie ich zu einem Freund, der in einem kleinen Café in Graz arbeitet kürzlich gesagt habe, ich hätte nie gedacht, dass ich eines Tages einen Test benötigen würde um mich zu Kuchen und Kaffee hinzusetzen, heutzutage ein integraler Teil in unserem Leben um gesund zu bleiben. Zu Beginn futuristisch klingend, aber heutzutage Realität rund um die Welt.

Die Gegenüberstellung mit dem international anerkannten, Amerikanischen Künstler Dan Graham, für die Ausstellung ausgewählt mit seiner limitierten Edition Sketch for Two Way Mirror/ Hedge Arabesque, datierend aus dem Jahr 2013, kreierte diese Skizze mit dem Vorsatz einer zukünftig skulpturalen Umsetzung, als Auftragsarbeit und ist dreimal mit seinem Namen signiert, Dan Graham, mit Dan Graham, signiert Dan Graham, was mich 2019 dazu gebracht hat über das ‘Ich’ versus ‘Uns’ zu schreiben, anlässlich seiner Ausstellung Dan GrahamContemplation, von mir für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz kuratiert.

In seinen Performances interagiert Graham mit dem Publikum, die Zuschauer sind aufgefordert ihn zu definieren. Es ist ein ‘Ich’ versus ‘Wir’, resultierend in einem besseren Verständnis Graham’s Persönlichkeit durch ihn selbst, gespiegelt in den Augen der Zuschauer.

Seine Kreation dieser Skizze, zugestimmt, indem er sie ein drittes Mal signiert. Der Prozess zeigt seine Präsenz als Künstler, zugleich das Alleinsein in seinem Atelier, als er das Werk geschaffen hat, sowie die Prägung der finalen Zeichnung durch den Meister, mit seiner Unterschrift. Auf konzeptueller Ebene, uns als Beobachter_innen integrierend, ein wesentlicher Teil in Dan Graham’s künstlerischer Herangehensweise in seiner Performance Kunst. Dan Graham ist von der Lisson Gallery in London repräsentiert.

Die Arbeiten der Österreichischen Künstler Rene Berghold, Max Kulich und Walter Köstenbauer sowie der Deutschen Malerin Kathrin Weber und dem Italienischen Künstler Tonino Gottarelli in Kollaboration mit der Fondazione Tonino Gottarelli von Imola, Italien vervollständigt die kuratorische Auswahl der Ausstellung, geplant für Juni 2021 in unserem Büro in London, einhergehend mit den aktuellen Gesundheits- und Sicherheitsbestimmungen der Britischen Regierung nur auf Anfrage geöffnet.

Bei weiteren Fragen oder um einen Besuch der Ausstellung zu vereinbaren, zögern Sie bitte nicht mich unter meiner Englischen Mobilnummer +44 759 265 7030 oder meiner privaten E-mailadresse: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org zu kontaktieren.

Beste Grüße aus London

Daniela Haberz, M.A.

Kuratorin & Vermögensberaterin für Kunst als Investition
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz e.U. & AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited (By Guarantee)

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Bildverweis: Installationsansicht Grazer Glockenturm am Schlossberg Oktober 2020 & Baker Street Büro London November 2020 © Daniela Haberz, M.A. for AØH Art Consultancy Haberz e.U.

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8010 Graz
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YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) and counterparts worldwide going New York May 5th until 14th 2021

The final curatorial selection has been made today and shows the Austrian painter Elisabeth Pfniss in counterposition with American conceptual artist Dan Graham. This way the arch between New York in the US and Graz in Austria is created.

The fragile work Frau in Rosé/ Woman in Rosé, 2020 by painter Elisabeth Pfniss is using several layers of paint in drip technique and a continuous over-painting process on Japanese paper that thereby becomes three-dimensional when shown unframed, like in her second series, last year in London becoming opaque when the light shines through and is a unique work of six parts.

The counterposition with the limited edition work Sketch for Two Way Mirror/ Hedge Arabesque, 2013 by American minimal and conceptual artist Dan Graham builds that bridge between Austria and the US and references the pavilions by the artists as his sculptural work.

The counter-position of the two artists shows the three-dimensionality that is absent but still to grasp by means of understanding the conceptual approach Dan Graham took to visualise the sculpture created, like a preview of what will be on view to make us understand what his sculptures look like, aiming to realise the work in real life. An architectural approach at the same time, to show what can be created. Lisson Gallery represents Dan Graham and thereby the bridge to his gallery is achieved at the same time, which we will visit during our stay in New York.

Elisabeth Pfniss’ three dimensional approach is fine and nearly not to grasp when the works are behind glass but upon second view these layers created over several weeks become visible.

Austria versus America and the bridge we build, very close when it comes to visual art and the time invested in the works, captured.

The exhibition series YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) & counterparts worldwide has been developed in 2008 to promote Austrian Contemporary Art internationally and counter-position emerging contemporary artists with internationally renowned artists to increase the value of their art and allow for them to live of their artistic practise.

After extensive exhibitions in a small gallery space in the centre of the City of Graz in Austria from 2008-2012, the exhibition series Zu Gast am Schlossberg/ Visiting Schlossberg Mountain takes place since 2015 in the Bell Tower Graz on Schlossberg Mountain where artists are provided the possibility to create new installations, especially for this heritage protected building.

Last year in November 2020 the first international exhibition took place in London in our Baker Street office under the title Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt going London 2020 which showcased art from Austria focusing on the region Styria surrounding Graz, Austria and three international positions Reiner Heidorn, Kathrin Weber and Tonino Gottarelli in collaboration with the Fondazione Tonino Gottarelli, curated by Daniela Haberz, M.A. for the Bell Tower Liesl, showcased in Graz in October 2021 and exhibited subsequently at AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited in London  in November 2021.

More here: Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt Details

We would like to thank the Christie Collection for the loan of the work by Dan Graham.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon and all my best wishes,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment

Contact:

Daniela Haberz, M.A., Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Wealth Management limited to the assessment in moveable assets in Art & Art Investment

Head office:
Schoergelgasse 32/1/6
8010 Graz
Austria

Exhibition Space:
Glockenturm/ Bell Tower Graz
Schlossberg 6
8010 Graz
Austria

Office London:
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited (By Guarantee)
83 Baker Street
London W1A 6AG
United Kingdom

Mobile UK: +44 759 265 7030
Mobile Austria: +43 664 182 8678
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
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Lee Ufan – In Between/ Dazwischen & Public Sculpture Relatum April 2022

Selected Site for the Public Commisson/ Ausgewählter Ort für die Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum, Graz, Austria

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Die Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum betitelt Relatum – The Leap zu Deutsch RelatumDer Sprung wurde vom Koreanischen Künstler Lee Ufan für den Skulpturengarten an der Mur für die Stadt Graz kreiert und in Beziehung zur neu entstandenen Holzbrücke gesetzt, welche die zwei Flussufer in diesem Gebiet im Bezirk Gries, das gerade im Zuge des Murkraftwerkbaus neu entwickelt wird, verbindet und die Weiterentwicklung meines Skulpturengarten an der Mur ermöglicht, der durch eine Skulptur des Österreichischen Künstlers Alfredo Barsuglia auf der anderen Murseite im Grünanger Park, der von den Grazerinnen und Grazern für Sport- und Freizeitaktivitäten genutzt wird, seinen Ausgang nahm.

Wie in meinem kuratorischen Konzept zu Lee Ufan’s Ausstellung Lee Ufan –  In Between/ Dazwischen entwickelt für den Grazer Glockenturm für April 2022 im Rahmen der Ausstellungsreihe Zu Gast am Schlossberg geschrieben, referenziert Relatum das Lateinische Wort Relatus, zu Deutsch Reden oder Bericht erstatten, sowie Relato, Widerhallen, im Bezug auf die Skulptur der Widerhall der umgebenden Landschaft, eingerahmt durch die Skulptur.

Zusätzlich, bezieht sich der Titel auf den Sprung entlang des Flussufers, sowie das spiralförmige Hin und Her zwischen der existierenden Skulptur, dem architektonischen Element der Brücke und dem bogenförmigen Sprung seiner Skulptur, eingefroren und sichtbar gemacht als skulpturales Element. In Mitten der Luft beginnend, an diesem Ort des Flussufers auf dem etwas erhöhten Pfad auftreffend und endgültig mit einem Sprung in die Luft einen Bogen umschreibend, um im Fluss zu landen. In Form eines Tors wird die Szenerie in der Distanz eingerahmt.

Der Teil dazwischen, der zumeist zwei Teilen der Skulpturen von Lee Ufan ist selbst eine Form, der unsichtbare dritte Teil. Eine Kommunikation zwischen den beiden physischen Teilen und dem leeren Raum, festgelegt von Lee Ufan beim Aufbau der Installation, zusätzlich von uns Besucher_innen geformt, als bewegliche Komponente, die sich verschiebt, wenn man davor steht, den leeren Raum dazwischen definiert.

Wie ich einmal in einem Essay über sein Werk geschrieben habe, involviert er die Subjekt-Objekt Beziehung, die wir aus der Psychologie kennen oder aus Foucault’s theoretischen Abhandlungen seines Buches Heterotopien. Der utopische Körper. Gleichzeitig wird eine vierte Komponente hinzugefügt, die geographische Verortung seiner künstlerischen Arbeit im realen Raum, die ich als Weiterentwicklung von Foucault’s Theorie hinzugefügt habe, wir als Menschen definieren den Raum und geben ihm seine bestimmende Funktion.

Lee Ufan beschreibt seine Arbeiten, als für einen Raum entstanden zu sein, situiert von ihm selbst, referenzierend und in Relation zur Umgebung, die skulpturale Installation in Bezug zu dem, was sie umgibt, das rund um die Skulptur zu sehen ist, in klarer Referenz zu den ausgewählten Teilen und der Natur selbst oder dem Ausstellungsraum in dem sie gezeigt wird. Die Umgebung neu definierend und als Referenzpunkt lokalisiert, wenn temporär an diesem Ort gezeigt oder wenn wir eine permanente Installation besuchen, interagieren wir als Besucher_innen mit ihr, den leeren Raum umzeichnend und eine zusätzliche Bedeutung gebend, durch unseren persönlichen Zugang oder Hintergrund. 

Wie vielschichtig wir als Menschen sind, dieser persönliche Hintergrund fügt eine zusätzliche Bedeutungsebene hinzu, wie bei Foucault beschrieben und basiert auf Lee Ufan’s biographischen Hintergrund, auch bezugnehmend auf seine verschiedenen Serien und sein Oeuvre, das er über einen Zeitraum von mehreren Dekaden kreiert hat.

Ein wesentlicher Punkt beim Erschaffen seiner Werke spielen Schatten und Licht, die eine Kommunikation zwischen den Teilen seiner Arbeit beginnen und eine weitere Ebene zu seinen Skulpturen hinzufügt, die über den Tag und die Jahreszeiten hinweg variieren, beeinflusst durch das genaue Platzieren und Zusammensetzen der involvierten Teile, welche diese Kommunikation der Schatten ermöglicht.

Die Relatum Serie von Lee Ufan wurde in mehreren Auftragsarbeiten auf der ganzen Welt umgesetzt, zuletzt im Serpentine Gallery Park unter dem Titel RelatumStage kuratiert von Hans Ulrich Obrist, London, England in 2018, dem Schloss Versailles in Frankreich unter dem Titel Lee Ufan Versailles kuratiert von Catherine Pégard im Jahr 2014 und im Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris unter dem Titel  Relatum, le repos de la transparence (Relatum das Ruhen der Durchsichtigkeit) im Jahr 2013, kuratiert von Louise Hayward, Senior Direktorin der Lisson Gallery, London.

Relatum als Überbegriff seiner Werkreihe involviert immer auch einen weiteren Begriff, wie oben erwähnt, der auf den spezifischen Ort, für den sie kreiert wurde, Bezug nimmt. Im Bezug auf die Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum, von mir in Auftrag gegeben und der Stadt Graz vorgeschlagen, ist dieser Untertitel Der Sprung, bezugnehmend auf die Skulpturen, die in Zukunft noch entstehen werden entlang der Mur, aber auch die fünf Orte, die dem Künstler vorgeschlagen wurden, aus denen er diesen Ort ausgewählt hat.

Der Sprung in der Zeit, wie oben erwähnt, ist ein weiterer Aspekt, der die Entwicklung seiner Skulptur eigens für diesen Ort am Flussufer der Mur für diesen Ort hervorhebt und für den Skulpturengarten an der Mur entworfen wurde, der von mir für die Stadt Graz in meiner Funktion als Leiterin des Skulpturengarten an der Mur und der AØH Art Consultancy Haberz e.U. entwickelt wurde.

Wir freuen uns den international erfolgreichen Künstler Lee Ufan und seine Assistentin, sowie unsere Projektpartnerin der Lisson Gallery hier in Graz im nächsten Jahr 2022 begrüßen zu dürfen und die Umsetzung der Ausstellung und Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum in enger Kooperation mit seiner Galerie in London und dem Künstleratelier Lee Ufan in Paris, Frankreich sowie der Stadt Graz im Zuge der Umgestaltung der Murpromenade durch den Murkraftwerksbau umzusetzen.

Die Skulptur wird mit lokalen Firmen der Region Steiermark umgesetzt um neue Stellen vor Ort in Graz zu schaffen und dadurch Aufträge in die Steiermark holen um diese zweite Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum im Rahmen des Skulpturengarten an der Mur gemeinsam zu realisieren.

Bei Fragen bitte ich Sie sich gerne an mich unter meiner Mobilnummer: +43 664 182 8678 oder meiner privaten E-mailadresse: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org zu wenden.

Herzlichen Dank im Voraus für Ihre Unterstützung in der Umsetzung dieses Vorhabens und besonderen Dank unserem langjährigen Sponsor Immobilienabteilung der Stadt Graz.

Beste Grüße

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Kuratorin & Vermögensberaterin für Kunst als Investition


Daniela Haberz, M.A., Direktorin & Projektleiterin
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Gewerbliche Vermögensberatung, eingeschränkt auf die Veranlagung der sonstigen beweglichen Sachanlagen im Bereich Kunst und Kunstinvestment

Büro Graz: Schörgelgasse 32/1/6, 8010 Graz

Ausstellungsort Graz: 
Grazer Glockenturm, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz, Austria

Büro London:
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited (By Guarantee)
83 Baker Street, W1U 6AG, United Kingdom

Mobil: +43 664 182 8678
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
Web: http://www.artconsultancyhaberz.org

Disclaimer: The owner of the copyright hereunder has licensed the material contained in this email for non-commercial private use only and prohibits any other use, copying or reproduction in whole or part without prior permission by AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Photo Credit: Relatum Series by Lee Ufan Lisson Gallery, London

The Public Commission RelatumThe Leap has been created by Korean artist Lee Ufan for the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur in Graz, Austria and is set in relation to the wooden bridge connecting the two river banks of the area, currently undergoing development due to the River Mur Power Plant, which allows the development of my Sculpture Garden on the River Mur, started with a project by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia on the opposite River Bank in a small park used for recreation and sports activities by the people living in Graz in 2018.

As described in my curatorial concept on Lee Ufan’s work, for his exhibition Lee Ufan –  In Between/ Dazwischen in the Bell Tower in Graz for April 2022 in the framework of my exhibition series Visiting Schlossberg Mountain, Relatum is referring to the latin word Relatus translating to Talk or Report as well as Relato, Reverberating that can be referred to in this sculpture as reverberating the landscape surroundings, framed by the sculpture.

Furthermore, the leap alongside the river, as well as being spiralled between the existing sculpture, the architectural element, the bridge and his sculpture picturing the leap as the frozen moment in time. Starting in mid air, resting at this point of the river’s side elevated ground above the river bank and finally ending with a leap rising in the air into the water describing an arch picturing and framing the scene in the distance in form of a gate.

The in-between part of usually two parts of the sculpture is a shape in itself and the invisible third part. A communication between the physical parts and the empty space that is defined by Lee Ufan, when setting up the installation, is further defined by us visitors as a third mobile component that deviates and shifts when standing in front of it, defining the empty space in between anew.

River Bank near the Mur Power Plant viewed from the bridge/ Flussufer beim Murkraftwerk von der Brücke aus gesehen, Graz, Austria

As I once wrote in an essay about his work in 2017, he involves the subject object relation as described in psychology or Foucault’s theoretical works in his book On Heterotopia, but at the same time adds an additional fourth component, the geographical localisation of his work in real space which I added as further development of Foulcaut’s theory, that we as humans define a space and give it a dedicated purpose.

Ufan describes his works to be created for the space, placed by himself referencing and relating to the surroundings, putting the sculptural installation into perspective to what surrounds it, what is seen around the sculpture in clear reference to the chosen parts and nature itself or the exhibition space it is shown at, defining the surroundings anew and locating it there as a reference point when being in this place temporarily or when visiting a permanent installation we can interact with as visitors, shaping the empty space and giving it an additional meaning by means of our own access and background.

As multi-facetted as we as humans are this background adds a further meaning as described by Foucault and is based on Lee Ufan’s biographical background as well as relating to the different series and body of works he created over the period of several decades of which a curatorial selection will be on view at the exhibition in the Bell Tower Liesl on Schlossberg Mountain in April 2022.

An important fact in creation of his work plays shadow and light, that starts to communicate between the parts of his work and creates another layer to his sculpture that varies over the day and seasons influenced by carefully placing the involved parts together which make these shadow communications possible.

The Relatum Series by Lee Ufan has been realised in several commissions around the world, most recently in the Serpentine Galleries Park titled RelatumStage, London, UK curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist in 2018, the Château de Versailles in France under the title Lee Ufan Versailles in 2014 curated by Catherine Pégard and in the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France under the title Relatum, le repos de la transparence (Relatum, the resting of transparency) in 2013 curated by Louise Hayward, Senior Director of Lisson Gallery, London.

Relatum as an umbrella title of this work series always involves an additional term as mentioned above, relating to the site it is created for. In case of his Public sculpture commissioned by myself and suggested to the City of Graz this subtitle is The Leap, referencing the sculptures on the River Mur to come but as well the five locations suggested to the artist to select from.

The leap in time as referred to above is another access point that underlines the creation of his installation especially for the location he chose in the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur, that has been created by myself for the City of Graz in my role as Head of the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur and Head of the AØH Art Consultancy Haberz e.U.

We are looking forward to welcoming the renowned artist Lee Ufan and his assistant as well as our project partner from Lisson Gallery here in Graz in Austria next year 2022 and the realisation of the exhibition and public commission in close collaboration with Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom and studio Lee Ufan in Paris, France and the City of Graz, Austria.

The sculpture will be realised involving local companies from the region Styria to allow for new jobs to be created over the due course of the coming year and to bring new work to people from the region to realise this second outdoor sculpture in the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur together.

For further questions or the entire concept please do not hesitate to get in touch under my mobile no. +43 664 182 8678 or my personal e-mail address: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org

Thank you very much in advance for your support in realisation of this endeavour and special thanks to our long-term sponsor Real Estate Department of the City of Graz.

All my best wishes,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment

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Contact:

Daniela Haberz, M.A., Director & Head of Project

AØH Art Consultancy Haberz e.U. & Limited
Wealth Management limited to the assessment in moveable assets in Art & Art Investment

Head office Graz: 
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Schoergelgasse 32/1/6, 8010 Graz, Austria

Exhibition Space Austria: 
Bell Tower, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz, Austria

London Office:
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited (By Guarantee)
83 Baker Street, London W1U 6AG, United Kingdom

Mobile AT: +43 664 182 8678
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
Web: http://www.artconsultancyhaberz.org

Disclaimer: The owner of the copyright hereunder has licensed the material contained in this email for non-commercial private use only and prohibits any other use, copying or reproduction in whole or part without prior permission by AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

AØH Travel London Oct 2020

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This year AØH Travel is going to Frieze Week in London.

In conversation about young Styrian and Austrian Art in comparison with emerging British Art with gallerist Jari Lager at Union Gallery, London


We joined Lehmann Maupin at the opening of their new art space in Mayfair

We visited Zabludowicz Collection and got a private VIP tour by the curator.

Link Tate Gallery: https://www.tate.org.uk


Link Hayward Gallery: https://www.haywardgallery.org.uk

Attention: Pre-registering necessary (see link above)

Open: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm and Sunday, 10am – 6pm Monday and Tuesday closed

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd
Bishop’s
London SE1 8XX

Email: info@haywardgallery.org.uk
Call: +44 20 7960 5211


Link Whitechapel Gallery: https://www.whitechapelgallery.org

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St
London E1 7QX

Call: +44 (0)20 7522 7888
Email: info@whitechapelgallery.org


Link: Lehmann Maupin, South Kensington, London: https://www.lehmannmaupin.com/news/lehmann-maupin-london-opens-at-cromwell-place-in-october

1 Cromwell Place
South Kensington
SW7 2JE London

Opening hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 10 AM–6 PM
By appointment: Monday–Tuesday, 10 AM–6 PM
Email: london@lehmannmaupin.com


Link: Lisson Gallery, Mayfair, London: https://www.lissongallery.com/news/lisson-gallery-to-open-on-cork-street-mayfair

22 Cork Street
London
W1S 3NA

Call +44 (0)20 7724 2739
Email 
contact@lissongallery.com


At Union Gallery within the Programme of Frieze Week I am giving a talk on current projects of AØH Art Consultancy Haberz including Sculpture Garden on the River Mur and exhibitions in the series Visiting Schlossberg Mountain and Styrian Art.

Date: 09th of October 2020 at 3.00 – 4.30 p.m. (including Q&A)

Union Gallery, London: http://www.union-gallery.com

If someone is interested for me to include their work in my presentation please write to: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org and send your CV and portfolio.

In our spare time we take part in a service at Westminster Abbey like last year and visit

Westminster Abbey: https://www.westminster-abbey.org 
Kew Gardens: https://www.kew.org
Princess Diana Memorial Playground: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens/things-to-see-and-do/diana-memorial-playground

For the detailed program please get in touch under the below contacts.

All my best wishes,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.

Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment


Daniela Haberz, M.A., Curator & Collection Adviser
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Wealth Management limited to the assessment
in moveable assets in Art & Art Investment

Head office: Schörgelgasse 32/1/6, 8010 Graz, Austria
Exhibition space: Bell Tower ‘Liesl’ Graz, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz, Austria
Mobile: +43 664 182 8678
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
Web: http://www.artconsultancyhaberz.org

Exhibition Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt until 31st of October 2020

Dear friends of the AØH Art Consultancy Haberz,

We are happy to inform you, that the exhibition Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt will be travelling to London in November and Rotterdam to Victory Art in December 2020.

A great opportunity for us to inaugurate our new office and company AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited in Baker Street in London on 12th of November 2020 at 4.00 till 6.00 p.m. Not only Sherlock Holmes has is current office there now we follow to bring the culture and art scene of our City Graz and our county Styria out into the world.

Due to the artworks being sent to London already with end of October,  I would like to announce that the exhibition is closing on 31st of October. New opening hours: Thursday & Friday 2.00 till 5.00 p.m. and Saturday 11.00 a.m. till 2.00 p.m.

For those who can not make it here an one hour curatorial tour through Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt by Daniela Haberz, M.A. in English language: 

Due to new regulations of the federal government and today’s chamber of commerce regulations we cancel the finissage and as well shorten the exhibition by a week.

We  already counted 700 visitors so far and I would say that in turbulent times like theses it can be considered a successful outcome.

Yesterday, along strict guidelines of the ministry of education and federal government laws we held a school workshop, mainly outdoors and with access to the exhibition for five students on each floor only at a time.

At this point I would like to thank professor Helga Kikel and my favourite students 3 c from Akademisches Gymnasium Graz, Austria for being part of Art Arc/ Bridging by means of Art and am looking forward to exhibit their artworks inspired by the exhibition next year in October/ November 2021 in the framework of Art & Craft taking place as part of Visiting Schlossberg Mountain 2021. The travel of the students work to London in 2021 after we close is ahead too and plans are to invite people to come to London with me as a guide to explore British culture, food and sports in October 2021 during Frieze Week 2021. Please write to me if you are interested to hear more or be put on our mailing list under: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org

Any kid or student, that would like to hand in a drawing or artwork for this exhibition is more than welcome to call me in Austria under: +43 664 182 8678 or in England: +44 759 265 7030 or drop me a short note under: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org

With best wishes,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment


Bitte finden Sie den Pressetext in Deutscher Sprache hier:
Pressetext Paintings Painted Malerei Gemalt Oktober November 2020

Einladungskarte: 
Ausstellungseinladung/ Invitation Card: Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt 2020

The next exhibition opening in the framework of Visiting Schlossberg Mountain 2020 will open on Friday, 2nd  of October 2020 at 4.00 until 7.00 p.m. and presents the artists Tonino Gotarelli as master of mixed media painting approach in a co-operation with the Fondazione Gottarelli in Imola, Italy and currently active painters. From Germany Reiner Heidorn, and from Austria, Rene Berghold, Martin Brischnik, Walter Köstenbauer, Max Kulich, Elisabeth Pfniss, Wendelin Pressl Susanne Wolte and Katharina Zussner.

The exhibition takes place in the framework of the exhibition series Visiting Schlossberg Mountain 2020 and is curated by Daniela Haberz  M.A. as well serving as recommendation for Collection Acquisition in my role as a Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment.

As Barbara Rosen established in a symposium on Donald Judd in a panel discussion titled Is Easle Painting Dead? with Larry Bannard, Larry Poons and Robert Rauschenberg on 10th of November 1966 the artists were asked for their perspective on being a painter and having finally chosen this medium as primary one in their career or not. Like stated a painter is simply not good enough for any other medium that’s why they are stuck with painting as a creative output sent a controversial message.

Spinning this controversial point of view  further, my curatorial choice of contemporary painters shows current practise in this medium with a today approach on the often considered rusty technique, mainly known by the general public as oil painting on canvas hanging in art history museums or showcasing well established artists in large survey retrospectives.

Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt further references an exhibition called Painting 2.0 shown at Tate Modern and provides a new and fresh perspective on a ‘dying?’ medium.

That’s left for the visitor to decide, whom we welcome back to the Bell Tower on Schlossberg Graz with the second exhibition in this year 2020. The art book on Alfredo Barsuglia will be presented to the public that day during the opening ceremony on 2nd of October 2020 starting from 4.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.

The latest limited edition art book on Alfredo Barsuglia’s exhibition Horizon in the framework of Visiting Schlossberg Mountain Oct/ Nov 2019 written by Daniela Haberz, M.A. has been published. The book includes Barsuglia’s project Zeitsprung/ Time Jump, 2019-2040 for the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur curated and headed by Daniela Haberz, M.A. and has been inaugurated on 10th of September 2020 at 4.30 until 6.00 p.m. at the Grünanger Playground & Skateboard Park.

We would like to take the time to announce our latest co-operation with Hungary based Art Consultancy Lavor Collective: http://www.lavorcollective.com

and Victory Art, Rotterdam: https://www.victoryart.eu

All my best and I am looking forward to engage in thorough discussion on painting,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

1) Donald Judd Interviews, Is Easle Painting Dead?
Panel Discussion with Barbara Rosen (moderator), Darby Bannard, Larry Poons and Robert Rauschenberg, November 10, 1966, p. 104-146


Location of the sculpture Zeitsprung/Time Jump, 2019-2040:
Gruenanger Park
Angergasse 78, 8041 Graz, Austria

Public transport from Jakominiplatz, Graz
Bus 34E Willi-Thaller Straße
Bus 34 Dr. Plochl Straße

By car to the entrance:
Dr. Plochl Straße corner Andersengasse

Please be considerate of neighbouring residents when visiting.


Daniela Haberz, M.A., Curator & Collection Adviser
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Wealth Management limited to the assessment
in moveable assets in Art & Art Investment

Head office: Schörgelgasse 32/1/6, 8010 Graz, Austria
Exhibition space: Bell Tower ‘Liesl’ Graz, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz, Austria
Mobile: +43 664 182 8678
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
Web: http://www.artconsultancyhaberz.org

 

 

Restless von/ by Joerg Auzinger – Zu Gast am Schlossberg 2020 – Eröffnung am 17. Juli 2020 um 16:00 Uhr

Restless I, 2020 von Jörg Auzinger Credit: Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Restless I, 2020 von Jörg Auzinger Bildrechte: Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Sehr geehrte Damen & Herren,
Liebe Freundinnen & Freunde der AØH Art Consultancy Haberz,

Die Ausstellung Restless von Jörg Auzinger wurde erfolgreich abgeschlossen, mit gesamt 1.119 Besucher_innen war sie für die gegebenen Verhältnisse gut besucht und wurde unter strenger Einhaltung der gesetzlichen Sicherheitsbestimmungen innerhalb von vier  Wochen mit 14 Öffnungstagen durchgeführt.

Um die Kunst von Jörg Auzinger auch längerfristig zu unterstützen und einen Mehrwert für den Künstler zu bieten ist eine Realisierung und permanente Aufstellung des Kunstwerkes Restless I, 2020, das im heurigen Jahr im Rahmen von Auzinger’s Ausstellung im Glockenturm entstanden ist  und im öffentlichen Raum im Rahmen des Skulpturengarten an der Mur einen permanenten Aufstellungsort finden soll.

Zusätzlich erscheint wieder ein Kunstbuch in limitierter Auflage, das im April 2021 vorgestellt wird.

Wir bedanken uns nochmals bei unseren Fördergeber_innen und Sponsor_innen, der Immobilienabteilung der Stadt Graz, dem Land Steiermark Europa, Kultur & Sport, der Stadt Graz Kultur und dem Bürgermeister der Stadt Graz, Sigfried Nagl für  ihre Unterstützung.

Mit besten Grüßen

Daniela Haberz, M.A.

Kuratorin & Sammlungsberaterin für Kunst als Investition


Die Ausstellung Restless von Jörg Auzinger eröffnete am 17.07.2020 um 16:00 bis 20:00 Uhr. Im Rahmen der Eröffnung wurde das neueste AØH Kunstbuch der Vorjahresausstellung Kreation der Natur von Anna Werzowa, das  im März 2020 publiziert wurde, dem Publikum vorgestellt.

Die Ausstellungsdauer war bis 15.08.2020 an diesem Tag fand die Finissage von 11:00 bis 16:00 Uhr statt.

Geöffnet war die Ausstellung Donnerstag & Freitag von 14:00 – 18:00 Uhr und Samstags von 11:00 – 14:00 Uhr.

Näheres zur Ausstellung und den Pressetext finden Sie unten stehend.

Bei Rückfragen bin ich zu den Bürozeiten Montag bis Freitag von 09:00 bis 13:00 Uhr telefonisch unter: 0664 182 8678 oder per E-mail unter: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org wie gehabt für Sie/ Dich erreichbar.

Wir bedanken uns für die Unterstützung unseren Sponsoren Immobilienabteilung der Stadt Graz, sowie  unseren Förderstellen Land Steiermark, Europa, Kultur & Sport und der Stadt Graz Kultur sowie dem Bürgermeister der Stadt Graz für ihre Unterstützung.

Mit besten Grüßen

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Kuratorin & Projektleiterin


Dear Sir/ Madame,
Dear friends of the AØH Art Consultancy Haberz,

The exhibition Restless by Joerg Auzinger opens on 17th of July 2020 at 4.00 till 8.00 p.m. at the Bell Tower Graz on Schlossberg Mountain. In the framework of the opening the latest AØH Publication, published in March 2020 as documentation of Anna Werzowa’s last year exhibition Creation by Nature will be presented to the public.

The exhibition is open until 15th of August, on that day the closing reception will take place at 11:00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.

Opening hours: Thursday & Friday 2.00 – 6.00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.

Further information and the press release can be found below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me during office hours from Monday to Friday from 09.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. under +43 664 182 8678 or via e-mail under: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org

We would like to thank our sponsor Real Estate Department of the City of Graz as well as County of Styria Europe, Culture & Sports and City of Graz Culture as well as the Mayor of the City of Graz for their continuing support.

All my best,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Head of project


Eröffnung: Freitag, 17.07.2020 16:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Dauer: 18.07. – 14.08. 2020
Finissage: Samstag, 15.08.2020 11:00 – 16:00 Uhr

Ort: Glockenturm am Grazer Schlossberg,
        Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz

Öffnungszeiten: Donnerstag und Freitag, 14:00 – 18:00 Uhr
Samstag: 11:00 – 14:00 Uhr


Please scroll down for English version


Installationsansicht Adjustierung des Gluecks I, 2015 in Restless von Joerg Auzinger im Rahmen von Zu Gast am Schlossberg Juli Aug 2020 © Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Installationsansicht Blind Spot II, 2010 & Clarification, 2015 in Restless von Joerg Auzinger Zu Gast am Schlossberg Juli Aug 2020 © Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Installationsansicht Restless I, 2020 & Destinesia VII, 2020 von Joerg Auzinger Zu Gast am Schlossberg Juli Aug 2020 © Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Installationsansicht Trägheit der Bilder, I&II, 2010 in Restless von Jörg Auzinger Zu Gast am Schlossberg Juli Aug 2020 © Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Paradise Placement, 2020 von Joerg Auzinger in Restless Zu Gast am Schlossberg Juli Aug 2020 © Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Installationsansicht Void Screens, II, 2009 in Restless von Joerg Auzinger Zu Gast am Schlossberg Juli Aug 2020 © Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Die Ausstellung Restless des Medienkünstlers Jörg Auzinger zeigt eine Auswahl seiner aktuellen Werke, in Gegenüberstellung mit bereits vorhandenen Werken. Zwei Arbeiten sind anlässlich der Ausstellung neu entstanden, die Videoinstallation Paradise Placement, 2020 welche die Besucher_innen in einem von ihm entwickelten Glaskasten zeigt, sobald man den Ausstellungsraum betritt. Man sieht sich selbst im ‘gläsernen Turm’, der unsere Welt heutzutage durchgängig ausmacht, wir werden quasi durchsichtig, abgebildet im Auge der Bevölkerung, den Fußabdruck, den wir in sozialen Medien hinterlassen, wenig oder kaum revidierbar.

Die Installation Restless, 2020, die eigens für die Ausstellung durch Sponsoring einer ausgesonderten Grazer Straßenlaterne entsteht, erweckt den Anschein des Hin- und Herwiegens ihres Lampenkopfes und symbolisiert unsere Rastlosigkeit, im Alltag und der modernen Arbeitswelt. Der Künstler Jörg Auzinger hinterfragt, ob dies nötig sei, zugleich beinhaltet das Wort jedoch auch Resting, das Ankommen und Innehalten, man nimmt sich Zeit, als Besucher_innen zu pausieren und das Kunstwerk Auzinger’s genauer in Augenschein zu nehmen. Menschliche Laute werden als zusätzliche Ebene zu den lichtgebenden Impulsen, hörbar umgesetzt, eine Installation, die alle Sinne anspricht. Zusätzlich ist ein wesentlicher Punkt die Nutzung der Grazer Straßenlaterne, die eine neue Funktion und Bedeutung bekommt, zuerst als Lichtquelle um die Straßen von Graz zu erleuchten genutzt, welche auch Sicherheit für die Bevölkerung mit sich bringt, gleichzeitig ersetzt wurde und nun durch Auzinger’s künstlerische Handschrift eine erweiterte und neue Bedeutung bekommt.
Ein Lebenszyklus von obsolet geworden, zur Verwandlung in ein Kunstwerk mit Klang, der Laute hörbar macht, die ein Baby im Bauch der Mutter wahrnimmt, bis hin zur geplanten permanenten Aufstellung als Kunstwerk im öffentlichen Raum im Rahmen des Skulpturengarten an der Mur. Für die Ausstellung und im Auftrag der AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u. neu entstanden.

Restless I, 2020 von/ by Jörg Auzinger
© Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Eine kuratorische Auswahl bereits bestehender Kunstwerke Auzinger’s zeigen seine langfristige künstlerische Beschäftigung im Bereich Medienkunst, mit beweglichen Objekten und statischen Fotografien, die in meinem kuratorischen Konzept im Glockenturm die Besucher_innen durch seine künstlerische Sichtweise leiten und sein Werk dem Grazer Publikum näher bringt.

Hier eine kurze Version des interaktiven Videos Paradise Placement, das für die Ausstellung entstanden ist:

Paradise Placement, 2020 by/ von Jörg Auzinger
© Daniela Haberz, M.A. für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Der Künstler sagt zur Ausstellung und seiner Arbeitsweise selbst:

Ich beschäftige mich in meiner Arbeit intensiv mit Bedeutung von Bildern und vor allem mit Geschichten, die Fotografien erzählen, die nicht unbedingt im Bild erkennbar sind. Wenn ich ein Foto sehe, versuche ich oft mir den gesamten Ort und die gesamte Location vorzustellen. Wie sehen die Bereiche aus, die nicht auf dem Bild zu sehen sind. Was liegt ausserhalb des Bildausschnittes? Beziehungsweise interessiert mich auch der Moment als der Auslöser gedrückt wurde. Was ist vorher und was ist danach passiert. Ein Bild erzählt also deutlich mehr als aus dem Medium zu sehen ist. und es geht auch immer um persönliche Wirklichkeiten, Erinnerungen und Assoziationen. Jede Person liest ein Bild somit völlig anders und individuell. 

Pressetext Deutsch: Pressetext Restless Joerg Auzinger Zu Gast am Schlossberg Juli August 2020

Wir bedanken uns recht herzlich bei unseren Sponsoren & Fördergeber_innen und freuen uns auf Berichterstattung 

mit herzlichen Grüßen

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Kuratorin & Projektleiterin

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Kontakt:

AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Daniela Haberz, M.A., Leiterin
Gewerbliche Vermögensberatung, eingeschränkt auf die Veranlagung der sonstigen beweglichen Sachanlagen im Bereich Kunst und Kunstinvestment

Ausstellungsort während der Ausstellungstermine:
Grazer Glockenturm, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz

Büroadresse: Schörgelgasse 32, 8010 Graz, Austria
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
Mobile: +43 664 182 8678
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Künstlerwebsite: http://www.auzinger.net


Opening: Friday, 03rd of April 2020 4.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Duration: 04th of April – 08th of May 2020
Closing reception: Sat., 09th of May 2020 11.00 a.m. – 04.00 p.m.

Place: Glockenturm on Grazer Schlossberg,
            Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz

Opening hours: Thursday & Friday, 2.00 – 6.00 p.m.
                             Saturday: 11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.


The exhibition Restless by Austrian artist Joerg Auzinger presents a selection of his current oeuvre counter-positioned with existing works. Two of which have been created especially for his solo show in the framework of Visiting Schlossberg Mountain. The video installation Paradise Placement, 2020 shows the visitor in a virtual glass cube upon entering the exhibition space. We see ourselves in the ‘Glass Tower’ symbolising our visibility, nearly see-through in the eye of the public in our day-to-day life, the footprint we leave behind in our society and social media, nearly or not at all reversible.

The installation Restless, 2020 realised by sponsoring of an obsolete street lantern from Graz gives the impression of moving its head back and forth slowly and symbolises our restlessness in todays day-to-day and modern working life. The artist poses the question if this is necessary at the same time the additional meaning of the word ‘Resting’ implies arriving and remaining to pause and take time to thoroughly view and engage with Auzinger’s art. Audible human noises are created in addition to pulsating light which involves all of our senses. In addition the use of a redundant street lamp, formerly used to safe-guard and provide security on our streets in Graz, Austria is essential in providing the object with a new function. A life circle between redundancy to an art object with sounds a baby would hear in the mothers womb towards a new life as a permanent sculpture, planned to be located in the public space in the framework of the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur in Graz, Austria.
Developed for the exhibition and commissioned by the AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

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Restless III, 2020 © Jörg Auzinger für die AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

A curatorial choice of existing objects by the artist Joerg Auzinger show his long-lasting artistic engagement in media art, with moving objects and static photography presented in the Bell Tower after my curatorial concept to guide the visitor through his artistic approach presenting his art to the public in Graz, Austria.

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Paradise Placement, 2020 © Jörg Auzinger

The artist says to his working method himself: 

In my work I intensively engage with the meaning of images and with the story photography is telling not necessarily recognisable in the picture itself. When I see a photograph I try to envision the entire space as well as the location. How do the parts look like which are not shown in the picture itself. What lies beyond the borders of the image? As well the moment at which the picture was taken is of interest to me. What happened before and after. A picture tells more than portrayed in its medium. Personal realities, memories and associations are a major factor as well. Every person reads an image differently and from an individual standpoint.

Press Release English: Press Release Restless Joerg Auzinger Visiting Schlossberg Mountain Juli August 2020

We would like to thank our sponsors and funding parties and look forward to your reviews.

With best wishes,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Head of Project

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Contact:

AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u
Daniela Haberz, M.A., Executive Director
Commercial Wealth Management limited to Assessment in moveable assets in the fields Art & Art Investment

Exhibition space during exhibitions:
Bell Tower Graz, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz, Austria
Office address: Schörgelgasse 32, 8010 Graz, Austria
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
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Artist website: http://www.auzinger.net

Jahresprogramm 2020 – Zu Gast am Schlossberg

Skulptur von Dan Graham

Skulptur von Dan Graham

Sehr geehrte Damen & Herren,
liebe Sponsor_innen & Fördergeber_innen,
liebe Freund_innen der AØH Consultancy Haberz,

Wir freuen uns das offizielle Ausstellungsprogramm für 2020 bekannt geben zu dürfen, das vier Ausstellungen beinhaltet, welche im Grazer Glockenturm unter dem Titel der seit 2015 stattfindenden Ausstellungsreihe Zu Gast am Schlossberg unter dem Kuratorium & der Projektleitung von Daniela Haberz, M.A. Umsetzung finden.

Wir bedanken uns bei unseren Fördergebern dem
Land Steiermark Kultur & Außenbeziehungen, der Stadt Graz Kultur & dem Bürgermeisteramt der Stadt Graz, sowie unserem langjährigen Sponsor der Immobilienabteilung der Stadt Graz für Ihre Unterstützung.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Kuratorin & Projektleiterin
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz

     


Art Ark/ Brückenschlag der Kunst 2019
Workshopergebnisse des Akademischen Gymnasium & Glockenturmbesucher_innen 2019 – wird verschoben

Aquarius von Rachele

Aquarius von Rachele

Eröffnung: Freitag, 20.03.2020 16:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Dauer: 21.03. bis 27.03.2020
Finissage: Samstag, 28.03.2020 von 11:00 – 16:00 Uhr
Ort: Glockenturm, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz
Öffnungszeiten: Donnerstag, Freitag von 14:00 – 18:00 Uhr &
Samstags von 11:00 – 14:00 Uhr

Die Ausstellung zeigt die Workshopergebnisse der Schüler_innen des Akademischen Gymnasiums, die im Rahmen der Ausstellung Horizont von Alfredo Barsuglia im Oktober/ November 2019 entstanden sind. Die Workshops wurden in Zusammenarbeit mit Frau Professorin Helga Kikel unter der Workshopleitung von Daniela Haberz, M.A. im Akademischen Gymnasium und im Glockenturm umgesetzt. Zusätzlich gibt es Zeichnungen von Kindern und Jugendlichen zu sehen, die im Zuge der Ausstellung entstanden sind.


Restless Lights  – Perpetual Motion von Jörg Auzinger

Restless, 2020 von Jörg Auzinger

Eröffnung: Freitag, 03. April 2020 von 16:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Dauer: 04.04.2020 bis 08.05.2020
Finissage: Samstag, 09. Mai 2020 von 11:00 – 16:00 Uhr
Ort: Glockenturm, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz
Öffnungszeiten: Donnerstag, Freitag von 14:00 – 18:00 Uhr &
Samstags von 11:00 – 14:00 Uhr

Die Ausstellung Restless Lights – Perpetual Motion des Medienkünstlers Jörg Auzinger zeigt eine Auswahl seiner aktuellen Werke in Gegenüberstellung mit bereits vorhandenen Werken. Zwei Arbeiten sind anlässlich der Ausstellung neu entstanden, die Videoinstallation Paradise Placement, 2020 welche die Besucher_innen in einem von ihm entwickelten Glaskasten zeigt, sobald man den Ausstellungsraum betritt. Man sieht sich selbst im ‘gläsernen Turm’, der unsere Welt heutzutage  durchgängig ausmacht, wir werden quasi durchsichtig, abgebildet im Auge der Bevölkerung, den Fußabdruck, den wir in sozialen Medien oder der Öffentlichkeit hinterlassen, wenig oder kaum revidierbar.

Die Installation Restless Lights, 2020, die eigens für die Ausstellung durch Sponsoring einer ausgesonderten Grazer Straßenlaterne entsteht,  bewegt sich der Lampenkopf durch Sensoren leicht hin uns her und symbolisiert unsere Rastlosigkeit, im Alltag und der modernen Arbeitswelt.

Der Künstler Jörg Auzinger hinterfragt, ob dies nötig sei, zugleich beinhaltet das Wort jedoch auch Resting, das Ankommen und Innehalten, man nimmt sich Zeit, als Besucher_innen zu pausieren und das Kunstwerk Auzinger’s genauer in Augenschein zu nehmen. Menschliche Laute werden als zusätzliche Ebene zu den lichtgebenden Impulsen, hörbar umgesetzt, eine Installation, die alle Sinne anspricht.

Zusätzlich ist ein wesentlicher Punkt die Nutzung der Grazer Straßenlaterne, die eine neue Funktion und Bedeutung bekommt, zuerst als Lichtquelle um die Straßen von Graz zu erleuchten genutzt, welche auch Sicherheit für die Bevölkerung mit sich bringt, gleichzeitig ersetzt wurde und nun durch Auzinger’s künstlerische Handschrift eine erweiterte und neue Bedeutung bekommt.

Eine kuratorische Auswahl bereits bestehender Kunstwerke Auzinger’s zeigen seine langfristige künstlerische Beschäftigung im Bereich Medienkunst, mit beweglichen Objekten und statischen Fotografien, die in meinem kuratorischen Konzept im Glockenturm die Besucher_innen durch seine künstlerische Sichtweise leiten und sein Werk dem Grazer Publikum näher bringt.


Kunst trifft Handwerk – Robert Klug & Team

Surfboard by Robert Klug & Team

Surfboard von Robert Klug & Team

Eröffnung: Freitag, 17. Juli 2020 von 16:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Dauer: 18.07. – 14.08.2020
Finissage: Samstag: 15. August 2020 von 11:00 – 16:00 Uhr
Ort: Glockenturm, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz

Öffnungszeiten: Donnerstag, Freitag von 14:00 – 18:00 Uhr &
Samstags von 11:00 – 14:00 Uhr

Der junge Grazer Robert Klug zeigt das von ihm und seinem Team entwickelte Surfbrett, das in der Steiermark aus Holz gefertigt wird. Es werden auch weiterführend Workshops angeboten, die Möglichkeit für eigenes Fertigen eines Surfbrettes ermöglichen.

Wir stellen den Prozess der Herstellung vor und zusätzlich erweitern Fotografien und Skizzen den Prozess des Entstehens und der Nutzung des Surfbrettes auch hinsichtlich der in Graz im Zuge der Neugestaltung der Murpromenade geplanten Wassersportwelle, die im Bereich der Hauptbrücke durch die Stadt Graz umgesetzt wird.

Das Surfbrett steht weiterführend als Markierung dieses Sporttreffpunktes als Objekt im Öffentlichen Raum und wird im Zuge der Ausstellung für den Skulpturengartens an der Mur realisiert. 


Gruppenausstellung Paintings Painted – Malerei gemalt
im Rahmen von Zu Gast am Schlossberg 2020

Max Kulich, Martin Brischnik & Walter Köstenbauer
versus
Reiner Heidorn & Tonino Gottarelli

Silk Lime von Max Kulich

Silk Lime von Max Kulich

Ghost Forest von Reiner Heidorn

Eröffnung: Freitag, 02. Oktober 2020 von 16:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Dauer: 03.10. – 06.11.2020
Finissage: Samstag: 07. November 2020 von 11:00 – 16:00 Uhr
Ort: Glockenturm, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz

Öffnungszeiten: Donnerstag, Freitag von 14:00 – 18:00 Uhr &
Samstags von 11:00 – 14:00 Uhr

Eine Gegenüberstellung von zwei Steirischen und einem Österreichischen Künstler mit zwei internationalen Pendants.

Den Ansatzpunkt stellt eine Beschäftigung mit Malerei dar, die wieder mehr in den Fokus gerückt werden soll. Moderne malerische Werke werden der zeitgenössischen Kunst gegenübergestellt und erstmalig in einer Gruppenausstellung umgesetzt. Die teilnehmenden intenationalen Künstler stammen aus Italien und Deutschland mit Vertretern Tonino Gottarelli im Rahmen einer Kooperation mit der Fondazione Tonino Gotarelli und dem jungen Künstler Reiner Heidorn aus Deutschland, als zweites Pendant zu unseren Steirischen Künstlern Martin Brischnik & Walter Köstenbauer und dem in der Steiermark und Wien arbeitenden Max Kulich.


Kontakt:

AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Daniela Haberz, M.A., Kuratorin & Projektleiterin
Adresse: Schörgelgasse 32, 8010 Graz, Austria

Ausstellungsort: Grazer Glockenturm, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz
Öffnungszeiten während der Ausstellungszeiten:
Do & Fr 14:00 – 18:00 Uhr & Sa 11:00 – 14:00 Uhr

Mobil: +43 664 182 8678
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
Web: http://www.artconsultancyhaberz.org

AØH Recommendation: Astrup Fearnley Museet showing Damien Hirst & Anselm Kiefer

Astrup Fearnly Museum by architect Renzo Piano is one of the largest contemporary art museums I’ve visited so far.
Upon approaching the building I saw a bridge connecting two parts of the building which in comparison with Snøhetta’s Oslo Opera building connected the two part glass structure of the building with each other mainly using the materials wood and glass. In this manner there it created the sensation of openness a welcoming invitation to come inside and explore the building as well from the inside. In the back yard I saw a sculpture by Indian artist Anish Kapoor represented by Lisson Gallery, London: https://www.lissongallery.com

The main spaces however, are clearly distinct in terms of opening up to the sides and creating a vast feeling expanding to all sides of the space housing and counterpositioning contemporary art known to picture the art scene of the ‘Here and Now’ created anew with possibility to still get the insight from the artists first of hand. In a conversation with my flight seating neighbour we discussed the term contemporary and what it means yesterday and I could explain that contrary to the timewise adjacent Modernism the art has actually been created anew and quoting an article titled ‘Comrades of time’ by philosopher and art critic Boris Groys in the E-flux Reader ‘What Is Contemporary Art’? he stated as well already inherent in the title of his text that we are able to still be together with the artists defined as ‘Comrades’ of our current day-to-day life. Quoting from his article he says: Contemporary art deserves its name insofar as it manifests its own contemporaneity – and this is not simply a matter of being recently made or displayed. Thus the question ‘What is contemporary art’ implicates the question ‘What is the contemporary?’ How could the contemporary as such be shown? 1)

Adding to this notion I have curated a group exhibition at my then gallery space Para_SITE which was founded to showcase contemporary art mainly students of the art universities for Applied Arts & Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the FH Joanneum in Graz, Austria where the gallery was based in the city centre. The translation to German with a term I created was ‘Zeitgenöss_innen’ by choice gendering as in my curatorial practise I tried to equal both female as well as male artists being able to present their work in the small white cube space presenting themselves to the public for the first time or at first in a commercial context that supported their work with small or none at all commissions as funded by the local funding boards and the BMUKK today Bundeskanzleramt therefore being able to support the artists in this manner with sales solely benefiting themselves. To summerise in short ‘Comrades of Time’ equals ‘Zeitgenöss_innen’ inherent both comrades as Genöss_innen and ‘of Time’ Zeit’ reflecting the term ‘Zeitgenössisch’ in English ‘Contemporary’.
The art experience at Astrup Fearnley makes as well supported by the building itself best use of the curatorial concept presenting Contemporary Art counterpositioning and streching it like a conceptual web allowing for different settings depending on the point of view within the space and the location the visitor directs her or his gaze towards the curatorial positioning. Wandering around in the exhibition I realised that no matter where I stood the presentation of a handful of contemporary works always created a perfect setting allowing for several encompassing and clearly structured settings. The presentation was based on colour coding, sculpture versus painting or print works and conent-wise across the two open floors of the show. These curatorial concept I am using as well in my own curatorial practise as well connecting the three floors of my art space the landmark Bell Tower by means of Deja-vues reminding of the seen when walking from the ground floor to the second floor like a web created by the visual complexities of the human eye, just recently in Anna Werzowa’s exhibition ‘Creation by Nature’ making us experience her body of work by means of ‘Sichtachsen’ like being an insect exploring a space as we showcased her work incorporating her insects being presented using a technical as well as natural historic approach.
In the exhibition Private Passion New Aquisitions in the Astrup Fearnly Collection the curatorial display by Gunnar B. Kvaran opened up various assemblages of the works presented relating to each other nearly endlessly communicating with each other.
Like in my personal approach to art critisism and curatorial practise I choose one work to depart from on my personal journey or more concret my personal story I am telling about the experience when walking through the art display. This as well is incorporated in my ‘Art Ark/ Brückenschlag der Kunst’ educational programme as part of every exhibition in the framework of ‘Zu Gast am Schlossberg’ in English ‘Visiting Schlossberg Mountain’ opening up several stories to be told by means of the subjective approach by every visitor. Like the French philosopher Michel Foucault wrote the positioning and inherent spacial setting created new stories to be spread by word of mouth adding to the experience of the visit of galleries or in my case independent art space using the Bell Tower and creating a marketing possibility stronger than any other means of communication. The invisible web created by us as curators leads to an infinite communication about the art and every personal view is since the foundation of the exhibition series incorporated in my personal curatorial guided tours through the exhibitions as well being mentioned in the limited edition AØH Art Publication realised in the framework of every exhibition.
At the museum in Oslo the invisible web was enlarged by the museum guards wearing jackets with the printed text ‘Let’s Talk Art’ inviting to engage in discussion about what’s on view in a very reduced manner not forcing or inflicting an opinion on the viewer. This is as well my own approach simply being there when needed other than that experiencing the exhibition in solitude. Challenging for myself as an exhibition guide and guard at the same time engaging with the visitors on a personal level especially those who were bias last in Werzowa’s display and by means of an always doggerent approach suiting the requirements by the individual visitors creating an art experience that viewers can benefit from personally. As inherent in the commercial world the ‘Buyer is queen or king’ added to by myself ‘Everyone is treated equally be it doctor or professor as well as homeless or beggar. Funilly enough I habe tge experience that those dressed like homeless are most likely to buy art, probably like in my case that expensive clothing is not as important as the addiction to add to ones art collection.
Astrup Fearnly is currently housing a collection display under the title ‘Private Passion New Aquisitions in the Astrup Fearnley Collection’ and a survey with seminal works by German artist Anselm Kiefer curated by Natalia Granero and Gunnar B. Kvaran travelling to the Fondation Jan Michalski from 7th February until the 7th of April 2020. In the second adjecent space as well works by British artist Damien Hirst are on view which steem from his participation in ‘Sensation’ at the Royal Academy in 1997 marking the beginning of Britain’s art movement YBA (Young British Art) portraying the contemporary art scene of the late 90s in the United Kingdom mainly backed by Marketing Mongul Charles Saatchi. Years later after my thesis on the Investment strategy when buying Austrian Contemporary Art under the title ‘Is Austrian Contemporary Art a Good Investment’? leading to my answer to YBA and creation of the movement YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) as the result of my research concluded in it being a good investment but the marketing and spread of notion as well as ankering in the public notion nationally but as well focusing mainly on internationalisation like once achieved by ‘Actionism’ in the 60s till 90s that gained international respect by means of attracting attention by performance art e.g. by Peter Weibel & Valie Export.
Anselm Kiefer’s Personale at the Astrup Fearnly Museum presented large scale works overwhelming both in size and strength maling us small besides them.
Relating to knowledge by means of showing journals and large scale sculptures of books the impression is created that reading books results in accumulation of knowledge making our life and the time spent worthwile. At the same time being monumental in size reflecting that knowledge is infinite as well creating a slightly pressuring sensation from my personal view. The pressure and at times depression knowledge about worrying content can lead to especially when portrayed in a ‘reisserisch’ writing style by some boulevard and yellow press news media frightening the public results in wrong impressions leading to fright and panic in our society. Secrets we often stumble upon or are leading to change and necessity to adapt to a new approach in our day-to-day life, like one might say: What we saw with a distant view years ago only known from far away countries informed about in television and daily press now happens right in front of our doorsteps. Like we donated around Christmas to children and as well as elderly or the poorest in need happens today right on our doorsteps and becomes frightening as we need to really face it not just write a cheque and not be further involved.
Once before we were made aware of war and destruction during the fachist and Nazi  times all accross the world, now we face fugitives dying on their way to reach secure and peacful lands being followed and imprissiond in their homecountries only because they state their personal views with society that suffers from repression and dictatorship.
Do we pay our debts to society to quiet our conscience or simply buy food for the homeless with a friendly supporting conversation  like in my case better than the payment which might reach organisations but not the suffering?
Key to the approach to provide shelter and support is in- not exclusion and our willingness to help by being open to the new that reaches us like here in Austria still our haven and island of security and peace. Why not share it with the suffering by being open to change and diminish our predigist. This is meant to be a credo by both locals as well as those asking for help. Racism is always both sided which I know from personal experience being treated racist by people from foreign countries still I stay true to my way to treat everyone equally not drift into being bias towards people from foreign countries strange to ourseves and our way of living.
Anselm Kiefer’s work left the impression on me that today’s world needs a more open approach towards inclusion in contrary to fierce rejection of things alien to our own culture and way of living. Standing between his large-scale sculptures amd manuscripts I felt like a little sandkorn in the wide array of the universe of wisdom. Inspired by his work I got a book with a text about his work and a small childrens’ tale Niels Holgerson which seemed related to the wide openess of the Nordic landscapes that this book is set in.
The next exhibition titled ‘The Great Exhibition’ will be by Gilbert & George who are represented by my new co-operation partner Lehmann Maupin based in London, Hong Kong & New York: https://www.lehmannmaupin.com/
The App of the Astrup Fesrnley Museum that can be downloaded for free gives further educational insight in the exhibitions on view or for those of us that prefer the analogue world like me, engage in a discussion with the museum guides as offered: ‘Let’s talk Art’!
All my best,
Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Independent Art Critic

1) Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle: e-flux journal, What is Contemporary Art?, art. Boris Groys: Comrades of Time, p. 22, Sternberg Press New York, 2010

Copyright visual material & review: Daniela Haberz, M.A. for AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.

Contact:
Daniela Haberz, M.A.
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz
Schörgelgasse 32, 8010 Graz, Austria
Mobile: +43 (0) 664 182 8678

Contact Anish Kapoor
Lisson Gallery, London

Contact Gilbert & George
Lehman Maupin Gallery, London/ New York

‘Horizon’ by Alfredo Barsuglia @ Glockenturm on Schlossberg, Graz (AUT) – 11th October 2019

Horizont 2019

Horizon, 2019 © Alfredo Barsuglia


    

            

 

Opening: Friday, 11th of October 2019 from 4.00 till 09.00 p.m.
Duration: 12th October till 08th November 2019
Closing reception: 09th November 2019 11.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m.
Inauguration of the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur:  Barsuglia’s Sculpture ‘Time Jump’, 2019 – 2040 at the river banks
09th Nov 2019 at 4.30 p.m.


Locations:


Exhibition Horizon
Glockenturm at Schlossberg, Schlossberg 6, 8010 Graz, Austria

Inauguration Sculpture Garden at the River Mur
Installation Time Jump, 2019 – 2040 by Alfredo Barsuglia:
Banks of the River Mur located near Taggerwerk, Graz, Austria


Opening hours


Exhibition Horizon:
Thursday & Friday: 2.00 – 6.00 p.m.
Saturday: 11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Closed on 1st Allerheiligen & 2nd Allerseelen of November 2019

Sculpture Garden at the River Mur:
Public Installations – open to all 24/7
Wheel chair & baby stroller access
Family friendly

Pressemitteilung:

Pressetext Horizont & Zeitsprung von Alfredo Barsuglia ‘Zu Gast am Schlossberg’

Press release:


The young Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia born in Graz, Austria with Italian roots, will present his exhibition in the Bell Tower on Schlossberg Mountain, Graz (AUT) in the exhibition series ‘Visiting Schlossberg Mountain’ 2019 starting from 11th October until 09th of November 2019.

The installation titled ‘Horizon’ will transform the local landmark Bell Tower Graz into a Sea side lieux which upon entering makes us feel being in a different remote surrounding.

From a sea side sun down through a level of maps and nautical equipment towards a star constellation, invented by the artist Alfredo Barsuglia himself, we discover the Bell Tower anew.

In the framework of Barsuglia’s exhibition the first installation of the Sculpture Garden at the river Mur will be realised on the banks of the river in Graz under the title ‘Time jump’, 2019-2040 which presents the artist’s invitation to revisit the site where a five year old tree will be planted this October 2019, in 2040 when he will be creating a little drawing in the birch of the tree. As we discussed with dry sense of humour: ‘If we and the tree will still be alive’. ‘Definitely planning on it’ we decided.

The closing reception on 09th November  will be followed by the presentation of Barsuglia’s installation Time Jump, 2019 – 2040 inaugurating the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur at 4.30 p.m. curated and Head of Project Daniela Haberz, M.A.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Bell Tower and at the inauguration of the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur for Barsuglia’s performance planting a tree referencing Joseph Beuys Dokumentation Project 7.000 Oaks.

We would like to thank the County of Styria, City of Graz Culture, Real Estate Department & the Tourism Board as well as the Mayor of the City of Graz.

All my best for a relaxing summer,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Head of projects


Contact:
Daniela Haberz, M.A., Curator
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
Mobile: +43 664 182 8678
Web: http://www.artconsultancyhaberz.org