Ouzhou Palace

Performance, Reading, Exhibition



Eröffnung 24.9.2016, 17:00

Performative Lesungen
30.9.2016, „When I think of palace, I think of...“ mit Chris Szalay
6.10.2016, 17:00 „When I think of palace...“ mit Christoph Szalay und Stefan Schmitzer
14.10.2016, 17:00 „When I think of palace...“ mit Christoph Szalay und Lea Schneider

Kunst im Gespräch

15.10.2016, 11:00

Forum Stadtpark

Production specifics
Koproduktion steirischer herbst, Forum Stadtpark

Forum Stadtpark sets out to translate current discussions on Europe into a spatial installation: A palace, open on two sides and consisting of elements and fragments derived from the European dream.

Ouzhou is the Chinese word for Europe and a palace is a building that evokes fantasies of spaciousness, abundance and luxury – at all times and in all cultures. “Ouzhou Palace” then, is set somewhere between hall of mirrors, Asian restaurant and European dream.

Claudia Gerhäusser, Bernhard Luthringshausen, Christoph Szalay, Evelyn Temmel and Clara Wildberger work in the fields of architecture, photography, fine art and literature. As part of the “City Hall of Hearts” focus at Forum Stadtpark and in co-operation with steirischer herbst they set out to investigate Europe by focusing on local conditions manifesting the discrepancy between values, ideals and dreams.

Being open on two sides, “Ouzhou Palace” obeys its own spatial logic and seeks to visualise a collective history on the basis of numerous individual elements. Thus the location itself and all the objects, images, opinions and ideas found there, are turned into a new entity in our investigation of Ouzhou, the much longed-for continent.

Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Bernhard Luthringshausen
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Stefan Schmitzer
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Christoph Szalay
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Marlon Fink
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Lea Schneider
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Evelyn Temmel
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Clara Wildberger
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Tina Bauer
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Ruohong Wu
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Claudia Gerhäusser