One Monument in Time

location: Forum Stadtpark Graz / public space
duration: 12th november 2021 – 29th january 2022

artists: Martin Behr, Anita Fuchs, Marlene Haring, Marlene Hausegger, Sasha Kurmaz, Luiza Margan/Eduard Freudmann, Ryts Monet, Rainer Nöbauer-Kammerer, Josef Pillhofer, Werner Reiterer, Winfried Ritsch, Pavla Sceranková, Anna Vasof

curator: zweintopf
in cooperation: Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark

graphicdesign: Anna Miklavcic & Sophia Krayc
publication design: Anna Jochum & Sophie Löw

photos: Lena Prehal
One Monument in Time
Verlag Forum Stadtpark
ISBN 978-3-901109-76-8
edition of 150, numbered

Werner Reiterer, Die Falle, 2021

It is part of the essence of public monuments to interweave the present and thus everyday urban life with a collective past. In Graz’s Stadtpark, too, monuments function both spatially and temporally as fixed points that show us the passing of time as we walk by. Here, however, many a monument has lost its historically reminiscent function and has become a mere backdrop.

Where strict monument protection covers the entire park like a leaden cloak, artists are all the more challenged to become active with subtle interventions and to undermine the all too familiar with their temporary settings: What could conceivable monuments do today? Where are the points of contact with what moves us today? And how temporary can a so-called „monument“ actually be?

Werner Reiterer, Die Falle, 2021

Marlene Haring, Gateway to the Future – exhibition view, 2021

Marlene Haring, Gateway to the Future – public space, 2021

Anita Fuchs, ohne Titel, 2021

Luiza Margan/Eduard Freudmann, Wahn – exhibition view, 2021

Luiza Margan/Eduard Freudmann, Wahn – public space (intervention Jahn monument), 2021

Pavla Sceranková, song, 2015

Pavla Sceranková, Monument for unfinished Labour, 2021

Sasha Kurmaz, Study of public Attention, 2016

Josef Pillhofer, Liegender Mann, 1964

left: Martin Behr, Vor Jahren, 2021
right: Marlene Hausegger, Washing Day, 2019

Rainer Nöbauer-Kammerer, The Drift, 2021

left: Werner Reiterer, My predicted lifetime, 2009
middle: Ryts Monet, 20 years ago, 2015
right: Ryts Monet, Grinder, 2021

Anna Vasof, A moment with my other half, 2021

left: Marlene Hausegger, Zumutung, 2021
right: Rainer Nöbauer-Kammerer,Littering, 2021

Rainer Nöbauer-Kammerer,Littering, 2021