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.

Leechgasse 24

8010 Graz

  • Gallery non-profit
  • Exhibition space
  • Collection
Opening hours

daily from 09:00-20:00

Contact and Social Media


+43 316/322 628



  • accessible toilets
  • everything is accessible


Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Graz & Afro-Asiatisches Institut Graz

Since its founding in 1964, the QL Gallery of the Catholic University Community and the Afro-Asian Institute has had the declared goal of entering into conversation with the art and artists of the time. Visits to studios and exhibitions are therefore part of our offerings, along with exhibitions in the student house Leechgasse and in the public space of the "Paradise L." near the Leech Church in Zinzendorfgasse, as well as art trips.
The gallery tries to offer presentation possibilities especially to artists of the younger generation.

  • Exhibition

5/13/2023 - 7/16/2023

Elmira Shemsedinova, Tense Horizon

The Russian war of aggression forced Ukrainian artist Elmira Shemsedinova to flee her homeland. Already eight years ago, her family lost the house in Crimea on the Black Sea coast that her Tatar ancestors had built there. In her works, far from home, she recalls the carefree time she spent there in the summer months. The horizon at the end of the waves of the Black Sea no longer shows itself in the carefree colors of her childhood and youth, but in the monochrome it bundles the real threat of the gun barrels on the armored cruisers. War is never just an abstract quantity of military strategists, but always has to do with the lives of concrete individuals.

  • Artists:
  • Elmira Shemsedinova
  • curated by:
  • Alois Kölbl
  • Support:
  • Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport Land Steiermark Kultur Stadt Graz Kultur

SAT 5/13/2023 11:00 AM

  • Opening
  • Elmira Shemsedinova. Tense Horizon
    Opening and Performance