aktuelle kunst in graz is a network of art and cultural institutions in Graz. Here you can find details about the venues and the programme on display.
esc media art laboratory

Bürgergasse 5 Palais Trauttmansdorff


  • Production space
  • Exhibition space
  • Art Association
  • Cultural Center
Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 14:00-19:00

If you register by email (esc@mur.at) or by phone (+43 316 836 000), the exhibition room will be closed to other visitors during your visit.

Gallery Days 2021:

FRI 3 – 7 p.m.*
SAT 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
SUN 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.*

*Exceptions for Artelier Contemporary, kunstGarten, Kunsthaus Graz & Neue Galerie


  • accessible toilets
  • assistance available if needed
  • everything is accessible

esc media art laboratory

The central task of esc medien kunst labor is the production of art. The main focus is on the close observation and seismographic recording of artistic processes that investigate and deal with socio-political developments (information and biotechnologies, socio-economic systems) and new technologies (hardware and software). The artistic activities are determined by the fact that art is understood as a subsystem of societal and social reality; the media-specific aspect is derived from the designation of this reality by "new" cultural technologies ["new media"].

The esc mkl is programmatically oriented towards the interests of artists as well as current research projects of scientists and theorists. The idea of networking finds expression in the continuous exchange with international artist collectives and the participation in international joint projects.

  • Ausstellung

5/14/2021 - 7/16/2021


"We must remain open to what we do not know, what we do not understand."
[Justine Emard

Inspired by Shintoism, Justine Emard has been working with Japanese scholars since 2016. The resulting video works Co(AI)xistence (2017), Soul Shift (2018) and Symbiotic Rituals (2019) signify a body of work that is at once technological, poetic and visual. Alter, an android robot developed by vom Ishiguro Lab (Osaka University)and Ikegami Lab (Tokyo University), is controlled by an artificial intelligence and brought to life by communication. Equipped with different intelligences, humans and robots interact through signs and signals of their respective expressions, both physical and verbal. Through shared experience, they seek to define new perspectives of living together in the world.
The works of media artist Justine Emard range between robotics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and organic life. Exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, Sao Paolo, Montreal, London and Karlsruhe, among others.


  • Artists:
  • Justine Emard