steirischer herbst '22

A War in the Distance (Catalogue)

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steirischer herbst '22
A War in the Distance (Catalogue)

Ed. Ekaterina Degot, David Riff, Christoph Platz, text(s) by Ekaterina Degot, Günther Holler-Schuster, Manfried Rauchensteiner, Daniel Muzyczuk, Gudrun Danzer, Alice Crary, Éva Kovács, Tom Holert, Heimo Halbrainer, Iryna Shuvalova, Jacob Banigan, Rana Issa, Ming Wong, David Riff, Barbara Seyerl, graphic design by Grupa Ee


2023. 320 pp., 160 ills.


23.00 x 28.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-5476-7

War and Art, then and now

The exhibition A War in the Distance, the central project of the 2022 edition of steirischer herbst festival, took place at Neue Galerie Graz / Universalmuseum Joanneum and invited visitors to engage with historical and contemporary works directly or indirectly about wars past and present. Confronting lesser-known 19th- and 20th-century paintings from Neue Galerie Graz’s collection with works made by artists today, it uncovered hidden stories from the uncomfortable past. This richly illustrated publication documents this exhibition as well its surrounding festival program. Throughout, Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine was ever present, like a filter, impossible to erase or forget.

Every year for a month, STEIRISCHER HERBST, one of the oldest interdisciplinary festivals of contemporary art in Europe, turns the city of Graz and the province of Styria in Austria into a parcours of installative and performative works. Since 1968, the festival has offered a platform for public debates, critical positions, and dialogues between the arts.

steirischer herbst
September 22, 2022 – October 16, 2022

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