Parallel Borders 1

Monuments & Shrines to Capitalism

Exhibition, Event / Action / Happening / Party / Walk / Intervention, Public space


Forum Stadtpark, Grazer Stadtgebiet

Production specifics
Koproduktion steirischer herbst & Forum Stadtpark

“Parallel Borders” by the Maltese artist Mark Mangion is a cross-genre hiking project that examines geopolitical questions. The result was “Monuments & Shrines to Capitalism”, the outcome of an artistic and curatorial cooperation of eight artists in eight different European cities: and of a journey that went from Athens to numerous European centres of culture, politics and finance, including Reykjavik and ending in Graz.

Public actions, spontaneous happenings and sculptural interventions were carried out during the expedition. The artists questioned such concepts as consumption, power and protest in the specific context of the cities, focusing on their architectural monuments and shrines as a reflection of the demise of a western culture obsessed with capitalism. The project will be presented at steirischer herbst as a documentary exhibition with actions taking place around the city of Graz.

Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Sabine Bitter
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Helmut Weber
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Tom Dale
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Silvia Giambrone
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Ingibjörg Magnadóttir
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Mark Mangion
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Jürgen Ots
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Angelo Plessas
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Tobias Spichtig
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Franziska von Stenglin
Kuratorin / Kurator: Mark Mangion