1983

steirischer herbst ’83

Director
Peter Vujica

Festival dates
14.9.–30.10.1983

“An artistic director, Peter Vujica, is now responsible for the program of Steirischer Herbst for the first time in 1983. … A distinctive feature of Steirischer Herbst is that it lives from an overall atmosphere carried forward by many quite diverse individuals and institutions. It is an ecosystem with many niches, one might say in our green phase. Without this network, it would not take place—with or without artistic directors.”

—Kurt Jungwirth

The first edition of steirischer herbst to be managed by its first artistic director, Peter Vujica, started with herbstpark as a new format and the Opening Extravaganza HANSI (concept: Emil Breisach), with the brass band Jugendblaskapelle Mooskirchen, the folk music and dance group Volksmusik- und Volkstanzgruppe Josef Strunz, the band Westwind, the dance band Harry’s Tanzkapelle, and a “self-service crucifixion” by Gazi Herzog in the Stadtpark between Paulustor and Burgtor, followed by a concert by Diamanda Galás at Großes Zelt.

Various exhibitions examining the theme Myths, Religion, and Rites/Rituals took place, including Die Schöpfer Gottes (The Creators of God) at various institutions (Forum Stadtpark, Minoriten-Galerien, and Landhaushof) as well as in public space. Horst Gerhard Haberl conceived the Die barocken Wilden (The Wild Baroque Ones) at the Alte Galerie in cooperation with Gottfried Biedermann. With Grita Insam, he mounted Mythen der Zukunft (Legends of the Future) at Palais Attems and other locations in Graz, with works by Connie Beckley, Heinz Cibulka, General Idea, and others.

The motto of trigon 83 was Eros—Mythos—Ironie (Eros—Legend—Irony), the Kulturhaus presented Mythos + Ritual: Drei fotografische Projekte (Legend + Ritual: Three Photography Projects), and the eleventh Grazer Filmtage (Graz Film Festival) was dedicated in 1983 to Der Mythos Pasolini (The Legend of Pasolini). Theater highlights included premieres and new commissioned works by Herbert Achternbusch (Mein Herbert [My Herbert]), Wolfgang Bauer (Ein fröhlicher Morgen beim Frisör [A Cheerful Morning at the Hairdresser’s), and Julio Cortázar (Nichts mehr nach Calingasta [Nothing Else after Calingasta]), as well as a series of performances of plays by the Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Samuel Beckett. What Where, Beckett’s only commissioned work, was produced for steirischer herbst ’83.

Program

herbstpark

theatre

exhibitions

symposia

11. Graz film days

myths of the future

Festival opening

14.09., 6 pm
​Herbstpark in Stadtpark
Hansi (Opening Spectacle)

8:30 pm
Opening (with installations by Richard Kriesche (Graz) and Mass and individual Moving (Brussels))

9:30 pm
Diamanda Galas 

11 pm
Quartett Juan Cedron

11:30 pm
Hansi´s Bar 

Venues

Afro-Asiatisches Institut

Alberstraße

Alte Galerie

Annenhofkino, Rechbauerkino, Forum Stadtpark

Aula des Bundesschulzentrums, Mürzzuschlag

Bundesschulzentrum

Dom, Graz

Forum Stadtpark

Funkhaus-Galerie

Galerie Eder

Galerie H, Palais Attems

Galerie K

Galerie Lichtenfels

Galerie Moser

Grazer Stadtgebiet

Hauptplatz

Haus der Jugend

Herrengasse, Forum Stadtpark

Herz Jesu Kirche

Joanneum

Joanneum, Ecksaal

Kammermusiksaal (Grazer Kongress)

Klosterhof der Minoriten

Kulturhaus Graz

Landhaushof

Malersaal

Messehalle

Minoriten-Galerien Graz

Minoritensaal

Münster

Neue Galerie

Neue Galerie Graz, Künstlerhaus

ORF-Landesstudio

ORF-Studio

Palais Attems

Palais Attems, Schloßbergplatz

Palais Saurau

Redoutensaal des Schauspielhauses, Graz

Römisch-katholische Pfarrkirche

Saal der Hauptschule, Kindberg

Schauspielhaus Graz

Schloss Trautenfels

Schloß Freiberg bei Gleisdorf

Schloßbergplatz

Stadtpark

Stadtpark Graz

Stefaniensaal ( Grazer Kongress )

Stiegenkirche

Technische Universität

Teppichgalerie Reinisch

Universität Graz

stadtmuseumgraz

Publications

Program booklet of steirischer herbst 1983: executive secretary's office, steirischer herbst ’83 (Graz: 1983)

→  Available here

steirischer herbst, Herbstpark ’83 (Graz: 1983)

Horst Gerhard Haberl and Gottfried Biedermann, Die barocken Wilden (Graz: Droschl, 1983)

Forum Stadtpark (steirischer herbst 83), Die Schöpfer Gottes (Graz: Forum Stadtpark, 1983)

Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, XVIII. Internationale Malerwochen in der Steiermark (Graz: 1983)

Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, trigon 83. Eros Mythos Ironie (Graz: 1983)

Retrospective
Retrospective
Retrospective