October 2 to November20

Spaces and Ressources

To mark the 10th anniversary of Kunstraum Lakeside and the opening of the new building B11 at Lakeside Science & Technology Park, a group exhibition will deal with themes such as urban development, the generation of work, research, ecology and culture – all factors that have shaped the course of the Kunstraum and the park from their inception. Existing works will be exhibited and new ones commissioned.

The terms “local” and “global” are in the process of dissolving. Permeable borders and the unlimited global availability of information cause us to question our understanding of what place and identity really mean. In a global struggle between disparate political and economic power structures, the possibilities for positioning and developing local identities are limited and all too often consigned to wishful thinking or romantically tinged nostalgia.

Which spaces and resources are still available to us? How do we conceive of the city and of work? Which economy are we willing to subjugate ourselves to and what role might culture play in this context?

The exhibition brings together artists who are engaging with the pressing questions of our changing times, who take a stance on the issues and intercede in fields of conflict. Embedded in the research and development environment of the university and the Science & Technology Park, the creative potential unfolding here can act as a stimulus, incentive and catalyst for change and renewal.


artists: Linda Bilda, Bureau d’études, Josef Dabernig, Ines Doujak, Karpo Godina, Michael Höpfner, Marjetica Potrč, Christoph Schäfer, Kateřina Šedá

curator: Hemma Schmutz