Schaumbad, Freies Atelierhaus, inherits a poor district

Visual arts

Graz’s Triester district, a part of town of little appeal, is to be surveyed. What will happen to this inheritance now? A project about origin, identity and property.


27/09 – 18/10

Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
Tue – Sun 14.00 – 19.00

Admission free


Opening Sun 27/09, 20.00


Supporting programme

Sun 27/09, 11.00 & Sun 04/10, 10.00

Art brunch at the Schaumbad


Wed 30/09, 16.00

District tour and reading by Irmi Horn at the KunstGarten (18.00)


Fri 02/10, 21.15

Nix is fix reloaded – Theatre at the Schaumbad


Mon 05/10, 19.00

Book presentation by Gilbert Kleissner at edition keiper (Puchstraße 17)


With Martin Behr & Martin Osterider (AT), Cedes (AT), Martina Edelmüller (AT), Elisabeth Gschiel (AT), Gudrun Lang (AT), Stefan Lozar (AT), Christof Neugebauer (AT), Keyvan Paydar & The Lindy Cats (IR/AT), Karin Petrowitsch (AT), Robert Riedl (AT), Gregor Schlatte (AT), Katharina Sieghartsleitner (AT), Stroblak (AT), Myriam Thyes (DE/CH), Eva Ursprung (AT), Markus Wilfling (AT), zweite liga für kunst und kultur (AT), students of the Language Arts Institute / Univ. of Applied Arts, Vienna & students of the HyperWerk Institute / FHNW, Basel

Curated by Orhan Kipcak (AT)

More than one year ago, the Schaumbad communal studio moved into an old industrial building in Graz’s Triester district – on the edge of town with a minor attractive neighbourhood: abattoir, refuse disposal site, prison, shabby estates. To find their own role in this spatially, economically and socially exposed setting, the members of the studio centre began to map the area and to embed it in projects with a local reference.
This process of appropriation is to be continued at steirischer herbst – the aim of “Heritage” is to illuminate the process of inheritance, that is the discovery and acceptance of legacies. The project will be carried out in the form of research and interpretation, with a self-critical stance and the aim of (re)inventing origin, identity and property. The project combines several separate contributions in an “archive of fictional realities” of the Triester district. It forms the core, basis and background of an exhibition, guided tours, readings, short lectures, and scenographic miniatures, all coordinated with the motifs of the exhibitions and functioning as the project's supporting programme. Imagine a convention of “the gay science”.

Editing Max Spielmann & Andrea Itten (CH)
Production Bettina Gjecaj (AT)
Co-produced by steirischer herbst & Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
Project partners Stadtteilprojekt Denggenhof, Stadtteilzentrum Triesterstraße, kunstGarten, Styria-Artists-in-Residence (St.A.i.R.), Institut für Sprachkunst (Univ. für Angewandte Kunst, Wien) & Institut Hyperwerk (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, FHNW, Basel)