1986

steirischer herbst ’86
Prelude

Director
Horst Gerhard Haberl

Festival dates
20.9.–31.10.1986

Within the framework of a five-part poetry symposium organized by the Forum Stadtpark with the title Sprache der Liebe—Literatur als Erotik (The Language of Love—Literature as Eroticism), a series of opening readings took place at various locations in the trigon countries on September 19 and 20. Heinz Cibulka accordingly designed the opening at the Schauspielhaus as a Vorspiel (Prelude, or Foreplay), which took on the form of a “scenic round dance” consisting of visual, musical, verbal, and theatrical elements.

The Stadtmuseum, in cooperation with the Grazer Kunstverein, presented the exhibition Die Wahlverwandtschaften—Zitate (Elective Affinities—Quotes; conception and organization: Peter Pakesch) on the correspondence between literature and the fine arts, with a range of top-notch international artists. In it, one artist was paired with one writer, for instance, John Baldessari and Raymond Carver or Francesco Clemente and Allen Ginsberg (the only two women artists included were Jenny Holzer and Mariella Simoni). At the Galerie Hoschek, eleven Austrian artists presented painted works and drawings in an exhibition titled Liebeskunst—Kunstliebe (The Art of Love—The Love of Art).

Otto M. Zykan’s Auszählreim: Theater für ein Opernhaus (Counting Rhyme: Theater for an Opera House) was premiered at the Opernhaus, and the SKELET-Theater Graz presented an experimental examination of Heiner Müller’s Hamletmaschine (Hamlet Machine). Among the projects personally initiated by Peter Vujica was the series “Keine Gnade” (No Mercy) on Lendplatz, with groups like The Fall, Lesa McLaughlin and Dancers, GUM, Laibach, Family +5, and Live Skull as an avant-garde, performative antithesis to the more established, “serious” program of musikprotokoll.

Program

Opening

Language of Love - Literature as Eroticism

theater

Exhibitions and symposia on the main topic

No Mercy

Pictures - Graphics - Sculptures - Video

Builiding is Art - Is building art?

Festival opening

20.09., 6 pm
Schauspielhaus
Opening of steirischer herbst ´86
Heinz Cibulka: Vorspiel

Venues

Arbeiterkammersaal Deutschlandsberg

Ateneo Veneto, Venedig

BG und BRG, Weiz

Berufsschulinternat, Gleinstätten

Buchhandlung Plautz, Gleisdorf

Burg Deutschlandsberg

Buschenschank Brendlhofer, Schwanberg

Bücherei BORG, Bad Radkersburg

Cafe Sonne, Hartberg

Café Inland

Forum Stadtpark

Funkhaus-Galerie

Galerie CC

Galerie Griss

Galerie H. + W. Lang

Galerie Hoschek

Gasthof Simperl, Eibiswald

Joanneum, Ecksaal

Jugendräume der Stadt Gleisdorf

Kammerhof, Eisenerz

Kammermusiksaal (Grazer Kongress)

Kleiner Stadtsaal des Volkshauses, Knittelfeld

Kommunikationszentrum Grabenstraße, Bruck/Mur

Koralmhalle

Kulturhaus Graz

Künstlerhaus

Künstlerhaus, Neue Galerie Graz

Lendplatz 40

Minoriten-Galerien Graz

Musikschule Deutschlandsberg

Neue Galerie Graz

ORF-Landesstudio

Oper Graz

Palais Saurau

Probebühne

Sala dei Convegni, Triest

Schauspielhaus Graz

Sitzungssaal des Gemeinderates, Anger

Stadtpfarrkirche, Graz

Stefaniensaal (Grazer Kongress)

Steiermarksaal

Städtische Bücherei, Judenburg

Universität Graz

stadtmuseumgraz

Österreichisches Kulturinstitut, Zagreb

Publications

Program booklet of steirischer herbst 1986: steirischer herbst, steirischer herbst ’86 (Graz: 1986)

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steirischer herbst, Sprache der Liebe – Literatur als Erotik (Graz: 1986)

→  Available here

steirischer herbst, Kulturdata – BTX (Graz: 1986)

Peter Pakesch (ed.), Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Zitate (Graz: steirischer herbst, 1986)

→  Available here

Diedrich Diederichsen und Jörg Schlick (ed.), Diedrich Diederichsen: Graz, Forum Stadtpark, steirischer herbst '86 (Graz: Forum Stadtpark, 1986)

Peter Vujica (ed.), Bau ist Kunst. Ist Bau Kunst / Building is Art. Is Building Art (Catalogue to the symposium Building is Art - Is Building Art of steirischer herbst 1986) (Vienna: Architektur- und Baufachverlag Wien, 1986)

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