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Eröffnung 24.9.2016, 18:00

Pavillon im Volksgarten

Production specifics
Auftragswerk steirischer herbst

Koproduktion steirischer herbst, < rotor >

Time for a cup of coffee? Tea? For the duration of the festival the Volksgarten Pavilion opens its doors and turns into a place where everyone is welcome, presenting itself as the exemplary heart of the Arrival City of Graz.

< rotor > centre for contemporary art, not only coined the Annenviertel district’s name, but for years it has also been forging links within and beyond the field of art, by integrating people from a wide range of backgrounds into its programme. In collaboration with steirischer herbst 2016 < rotor > is now expanding its field of work, turning the Volksgarten Pavilion into a “House of Open Gates” where people from all cultures and artistic disciplines can meet to critically discuss existing conditions and conjure up dreams of a life of freedom, justice and solidarity.

The result of a collective process involving artists and people from the neighbourhood, the pavilion is the heart of the Arrival Zone proclaimed by steirischer herbst: A project room for (new) arrivals and long-established residents. Coordinated by Daniela Brasil, the temporary design of the pavilion’s interior offers room to the “Samowar Café” where the elegant teakettle and countless cups of tea invite visitors to engage in a verbal, nonverbal and artistic exchange. This and other events have been organised in collaboration with numerous local organisations and associations. In addition, canapés will be served matching the various projects presented. People fancying a hot meal will be sent out on a culinary tour of the neighbourhood – artists Maryam Mohammadi and Kate Howlett-Jones integrate recipes from women of various backgrounds into the menus of local restaurants and pubs.

Following the “Dance into the Pavilion” on September 25, each week from Thursday to Sunday there will be readings, presentations, games, musical events, workshops and round table talks – always accompanied, of course, by a cup of coffee or tea.

Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Daniela Brasil
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Nayarí Castillo
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Daily Rhythms Collective
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Joachim Hainzl
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Johanna Hierzegger
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Severin Hirsch
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Kate Howlett-Jones
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Maryam Mohammadi
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Wolfgang Oeggl
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: public works
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Mário José Santos Soares
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Skart
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: studio Asynchrome
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Jun Yang
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Moira Zoitl