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Artelier Contemporary

Griesgasse 3 (Ecke Südtiroler Platz)

8020 Graz

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Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 14:00-18:00

Sat 11:00-13:00

and by telephone appointment

Opening hours during the Gallery Days 10-12.5.2024

Fri: All exhibition venues are open until 10pm.
Sat: All exhibition venues are open from 11am - 7pm.
Sun: All exhibition venues are open from 11am - 5pm.


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Artelier Contemporary

- 1985 foundation of Galerie & Edition Artelier in Graz by Petra Schilcher and Ralph Schilcher.

- 1990 - 1995 Galerie Dependance in Frankfurt/Main

- Artelier is the publisher of over 500 strictly limited editions of art (portfolios, multiples, books, objects of national and international contemporary artists.

- Art projects, such as documenta IX u. X/ Kassel, Biennale/ Venedig, Mamco/ Genf, Secession/ Wien, MoMA/ New York

- Participation in international exhibitions for over 30 years at Art Basel, Arco Madrid, Art Chicago, viennacontemporary, Art Cologne.

- The artworks are displayed and bought by national and international public and private collections, art societies and museums (MoMA/ New York, Centre Pompidou/ Paris, Museum Ludwig/ Budapest, Jüdisches Museum/ Berlin, Deichtorhallen/ Hamburg, Reina Sofia/ Madrid, MAMCO/ Genf, FRAC/ Calais, ZKM/ Kassel. Albertina/ Wien, Neue Galerie/ Graz).

- In 2008, Petra Schilcher expanded the program with exhibitions of editions and unique items of Artelier artists with the opening of Galerie Artelier Contemporary at Griesgasse 3.

  • Exhibition

4/13/2024 - 6/12/2024

Gewürzmischungen sind Mischungen von Gewürzen

Markus Huemer is showing works from his new painting cycles "Kryptogamen" and "Bouquets of Flowers".

Cryptogams are life forms that reproduce asexually. Plants such as ferns, mosses, viruses, algae, bacteria, fungi etc. that were the first to colonise our planet and have so far survived every climate change.

At first glance, the motifs of the paintings depict Irish landscapes and Irish plants. At second glance, however, one realises that special plants, special life forms are depicted, namely so-called cryptogams.

In the cycle of bouquets, he deals with the paradox that the market for cut flowers (cultivation and distribution) has risen dramatically with the increased reference to nature as a result of the daily debates on climate change. However, in order to fulfil the desire for beautification and more nature in the short term, mostly in the domestic environment, a piece of nature is being destroyed again.

In Huemer's works, digital image processing, which is then transferred into painting, is the artistic and pictorial theme. The correlative relationship between digital image processing and painting and their construction of reality through computer programmes and painting is important not only in the process of creation, but also in terms of content. These are actually existing natural phenomena which, however, do not appear real, but rather bizarre.

  • Artists:
  • Markus Huemer

-> Tour SAT 5/11/2024 11:00 AM

  • Tour with Lisa Ortner-Kreil
    Start 11:00 am at < ROTOR> IN-SITU
    Next stations:
    ROOM OF FINE ARTS Michael Kienzer, Anneliese Schrenk

-> Einführung SAT 5/11/2024 1:00 PM

  • Markus Huemer