The diversity in the work of Herbert Brandl can be perceived on several levels this year, with the solo exhibitions of the artist "Herbert Brandl. Apocalypse to Beautiful View (Exposed to Painting. The Last Twenty Years)" at Belvedere 21, curated by Rolf H. Johannsen, as well as the parallel exhibitions "TOMORROW" at Kunsthaus Graz, curated by Barbara Steiner, and "24/7" at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, curated by Sandro Droschl. This concentrated attention of three established art institutions in Austria underlines the relevance of Brandls work for the national and international perception of painting, but also emphasizes the complexity of his artistic work. In order to shed more light on the different perspectives on the artist's practice, we invite you to take a guided tour through the two Graz exhibitions under the motto "Double Perspective."
The joint tour starts at 5 p.m. at the Kunsthaus Graz and continues at the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien. Following the guided tours there will be an opportunity to ask the exhibition organizers about their curatorial approaches. The event is a collaboration between the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien and the Kunsthaus Graz.
Barbara Steiner (1964 Dörfles, lives in Graz) is curator, author and editor. Since July 2016 she has been the director of the Kunsthaus Graz. Prior to that she was director of the Stiftung Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig, headed art associations in Ludwigsburg and Wolfsburg, and taught for several years at the University of Art in Linz, the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, and the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. In addition to a series of artist monographs, Steiner has published thematically related books on spatial concepts, on economies in the art world, and on the public museum. Steiner studied art history and political science at the University of Vienna. She wrote her dissertation on the ideology of the white exhibition space.
Sandro Droschl (*1970 Graz, lives in Graz) is founding director and curator of the institution Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien. From 2000 to 2003 he worked as a curator, from 2004 as director for the Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, as well as guest curator at other institutions. He has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art and published over 30 publications. Droschl studied "Body. Media. Art" with a focus on visual arts in the class of Isabelle Graw and the "Free Class.” He also studied philosophy, journalism and medicine at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, University of Vienna and London Guildhall University.