Halle Für Kunst SteiermarkBurgring 2, 8010 Graz AT
Formerly active as Künstlerhaus KM– via http://www.km-k.at/
Graz has acquired a “new” institution for contemporary art – the Künstlerhaus (KM–) – which presents international tendencies while taking local art production into consideration. The Künstlerhaus has now become a house of art and its media, with an aim to facilitate the creation, exhibition, and discussion of art while simultaneously putting something “different” up for debate again and again. The new facility is operated by the Kunstverein Medienturm, which brings a wealth of competency to the Künstlerhaus programme. This combined with both young and established art has contributed to the evolvement of an exciting institution. Under contemporary programmatic direction, the Künstlerhaus is designed to maintain its traditional reputation as the most architecturally pleasing exhibition space in Styria, thus making possible and experienceable a trans-regional orientation and also a thrilling exploration of modern art.
Under the direction of the relatively young Kunstverein and its director Sandro Droschl, a Künstlerhaus that is aware of its historical impact has re-emerged, with its programmatic approach touching on questions of the contemporariness of art within a changing, mediatised society. In terms of an open, experiment-orientated idea of art, current fine art positions and their mediatic set-ups are presented. A diverse programme of both solo and themed group shows is planned, with a vivid discursive programme and a series of publications supporting the exhibitions.