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Neue Galerie Graz


8010 Graz

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Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun and on public holidays 10:00-18:00

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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Neue Galerie Graz

Universalmuseum Joanneum

As a museum for modern and contemporary art with an extensive collection of works by Austrian and international artists from the 19th century to the present in a wide variety of media, the Neue Galerie Graz is dedicated to research on recent art history from the 19th century, with a separate focus in the art of the 20th century and numerous points of contact to the present day.

Exhibitions present central artist positions as well as topics from art history, whereby the deepened examination of the own collection and consequently the history of the museum in its changeable socio-political environment expands the view beyond art and opens up the museum as a platform for dialogue, where not only questions of art and Art history but a variety of subjects of general interest are discussed.

  • Exhibition

3/9/2024 - 6/2/2024

go to work on an egg

Julia Haugeneder has attracted attention in recent years with her objects and expansive installations made of foils, which she produces herself from bookbinding glue and colour pigments. In the studio of the Neue Galerie Graz, the artist, who also studied theatre, film and media studies, is presenting her new film trilogy for the first time, which was created in collaboration with Matteo Sanders. The films depict her exploration of the material plastic in the context of neoliberalism and its implications for family and society. The projections are embedded in an engaging installation of whitewashed and printed tissue paper panels, which she designed with Magdalena Kreinecker. The seating furniture, which was designed in response to the eponymous theme of egg rationing in Western capitalism, was created by Lucas Schmid from Werkbüro.

  • Artists:
  • Julia Haugeneder
  • curated by:
  • Kuratiert von Roman Grabner
  • Exhibition

4/12/2024 - 8/18/2024

Show! Highlights aus der Sammlung

In the last 10 years the Neue Galerie Graz collection has been added to by numerous high-quality and in part high-profile works. Alongside acquisitions, the museum was able to record a series of generous donations. Together with works in the collection for a longer time, for example by Egon Schiele, Herbert Boeckl or Wilhelm Thöny, the ‘highlights’ series has greatly increased.

This exhibition offers an overview of the collection’s most outstanding works, while providing an overview of the museum’s more recent acquisitions.

  • Artists:
  • curated by:
  • Günther Holler-Schuster
  • Exhibition

5/9/2024 - 10/10/2024

Günter Brus

Ein irrer Wisch

With the Acid Test (in German, Zerreißprobe), Günter Brus ends his actionist phase and moves beyond self-inflicted injury, yet a body-oriented, auto-aggressive world of motifs finds its way into his drawings.

As early as year-end 1969 he was commissioned by the Kohlkunstverlag in Frankfurt to create a documentary record of his actions. This one final anarchic performance was aimed at the various power institutions such as the church, the state, the judiciary, the army; a furious reckoning with all that constrains man’s potential to develop freely. A Mad Scrap of Paper (Irrwisch) represents the transition from the body to the body of text, and already points to the later picture-poems in the last chapter about the island of peacocks. In 1972 a first, early form of the ‘picture-poem’ is created with the edition titled Europe’s Balcony (Der Balkon Europas).

The exhibition focuses on Günter Brus’ transition from actionist artist to picture-poet, in which not only the original manuscript of A Mad Scrap of Paper is shown, also the key single drawings and editions of these three years.

Further information:
Visits to the exhibition are only permitted from the age of 18 due to sensitive content.

  • Artists:
  • Günter Brus
  • *1938 Ardning
  • curated by:
  • Roman Grabner

-> Tour SUN 5/12/2024 11:00 AM

  • Inclusive Guided Tour in plain language with Sebastian Liebich & Jasmin Edegger
    Start 11:00 am at AKADEMIE GRAZ Richard Fleissner. Holz Leder Zeichnung
    Next station:
    NEUE GALERIE GRAZ Show! Highlights aus der Sammlung