Grazer Kunstverein

The Grazer Kunstverein is a non-profit, members-based arts organisation located on the ground floor of the historic Palais Trautmansdorff in the centre of Graz. Founded in 1986, the Grazer Kunstverein has developed a distinctive voice within Austria, and operates in strong dialogue with international developments in contemporary art. Established as a space for artistic production, exhibition-making and mediation, it has always resisted populist influences, instead advocating for the promotion and presentation of qualitative artistic experiments. The history of the institution itself is one of experimentation, risk-taking, and critical discourse and therefore provides the context to rethink the role and function of a Kunstverein within contemporary conditions.