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Semmering – Land, Property, and Commons

An exhibition project in the public space of Semmering


Exhibition opening: Saturday, 24. July, 14.00

On the terrace of the former Kurhaus, now Grand Semmering.

The exhibition is open from July 25 to 17 October, 2021. 






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Marcell Mars


Distributed Resources versus Distributed Tech

Online Lecture

23 June, 18:00

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Poster by Ziga Testen


Poetics of Unlearning

June 9, 18:00 CET

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Secret Proof


by Nina Valerie Kolowratnik

The installation Secret Proof and the associated book by Nina Kolowratnik forms part of the exhibiting project Annenstrasse 53, which currently also includes works by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay and the sound archive evolving within the course Trembling Streets: Investigative Materialities in an Apocalyptic World led by Philipp Sattler at the IZK, TU Graz.





Kutsova((Not) the abduction of Europa)

Image by Anastasiia Kutsova


The European Dream


A collaboratively written script and performance produced within the IZK MA seminar, Through the Looking Glass, the Realities We Found There

June 2, 18:00



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Getho J. Baptiste, sculpture Embrace, 2014, © Getho J. Baptiste, photo taken by David Frohnapfel.


David Frohnapfel – Alleviative Objects: Solidarity & Conflict in the Art World of Port-au-Prince


Online Lecture

Time: May 5, 2021 17:00 Vienna

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Cover design by Zak Group with artwork by Trevor Paglen.


Nina Valerie Kolowratnik – The Language of Secret Proof: Indigenous Truth and Representation


Nina Valerie Kolowratnik in conversation with Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen

21 April 2021, 19:00, Online

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Job Vacancy: Study Assistants

There will be positions available for Study Assistants at the Institute for Contemporary Art in the coming winter semester (from October 2021)

We are looking for highly motivated and self-reliant students with an interest in video and photography as well as research at the institute!



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Annenstraße 53: book as an object of potential history

by Abdelrahman Elbashir



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IZK I Lecture Series: Constructing Non-Alignment, Dubravka Sekulić

We are excited to share a new lecture by Dubravka Sekulić. The lecture is based on her recently completed dissertation “Constructing Non-alignment: The Case of Construction Enterprise Energoprojekt, 1961–1989, Architecture, Construction Industry and Yugoslavia in the World”.

Dubravka was an Assistant Professor at IZK from 2016 until 2020. Dear Dubravka, we wish you all the best for your new role at the Royal College of Art! Thank you so much for letting us share this important work here.

The lecture is available to watch on our vimeo




Annenstraße 53: Opening Statement – sequence 1


Wednesday 16 December, 18:00 CET, (online) conversation and screening

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Four Faces of Omarska: Open Video Sequence

Four Faces of Omarska is an investigative memorialization praxis and a platform engaged in exploring the strategies of memorial production from the position of those whose experience and knowledge have been subjugated, rejected, and excluded from public memory and public history. 

This film is currently available to watch on e-flux Architecture:


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Annenstraße 53: Making Teaching Public

A flag is painted with photosensitive chemicals commonly used in analogue photography. When exposed to light, the applied chemicals will change colour, becoming darker with time.

Our first exposition at Annenstraße 53 is of a work that is the outcome of a process of reflection that Lorenzo Sacchi engaged with during the course, Art-based Investigation: Exhibiting the Thing, at the IZK – Institute for Contemporary Art, TU Graz.


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Mind the Gap – Award for Philipp Sattler

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Mind the Gap – Award for Gender and Diversity, organized by the Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity at the TU Graz, awarded a special prize to Assistant Professor Philipp Sattler for his Master thesis “Portrait of the Bauer. On Architecture and Agronomy of Property”, supervised by Univ.-Prof. Mag. Milica Tomić. The thesis exposes the repercussion of willfully obliviated diversity, enabling racism, sexism and ableism as structural discrimination. Sattler unpacks legal and rhetorical concepts that constituted the (Erb-)Bauer as a class, based in the ideology of “Blood and Soil”. His thesis consequently works as a performative piece enabling the reader to follow the societal shifts manifesting in property relations of Austria even today. The work positioned itself against the racial, patriarchal and fascist notions that seem engrained in architectural, as well as scientific practices. While attempting to find new artistic forms, the work aligns with principles of montage, Bertolt Brecht’s understanding of complex seeing and Pavle Levi’s concept of written film.