kunstGarten Projects in Public Space

Art of Garden in Public Space.
Our first Project
Art of Garden in open spaces and city parks (in Cooperation with Univ. Lect. Dr. Werner Fenz – Institut for Public Art in Styria):

Hartmut Skerbisch THE GARDEN LABYRINTH - a kind of maze designed/created by Hartmut Skerbisch (born 1945-06-11, died 2009-04-03), initiated and installed by kunstGarten: 2400m2 Park meadow. Buxus hedge of 1800 bushes. A metal center.


Curator of the project: Irmi Horn

Technical direction (Art of Garden): Reinfrid Horn

Assistents: Garden-Trainees of ZEBRA AGALA 2006

Enabled by a prekarium on 5 years of Town Concillor Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Riedler, which permits the installation with the obligation of maintenance by kunstGarten (artGarden) 2006-2011.

2007-06-19, 18:30 Great Opening Party in Cooperation with the Institut of Public Art in Styria

Music: LESSERN IS MORE Flow Bradley (Voice, Guitar), Christoph Gerstl (Drums), FAIR STREICHER QUARTETT Hermann HŠrtel, Johanna Kugler, Claudia Schwab, Magdalena Rust

Opening by: Vice-Governor Dr. Kurt Flecker, Town Councillor DI Dr. Gerhard RŸsch, Univ. Lect. Dr. Werner Fenz

Moderation: Peter Wolf (ORF Styria)

We achieved at the responsible authorities of the town the installation of park lanterns   in September 2007.

Contemporain art takes over the obligation of local enculturing: Following the priciples of AGENDA 21 we started the rise of the  quality of life in the 5th district of Graz, the Gries.

We thank all our promotors!

Our second Public Space project:

PAYER-WEYPRECHT-ISLANDS introduced by kunstGarten 2006. A hommage to Julius von Payer & Karl Weyprecht.

The first recognized exploration of the archipelago Franz Josef Islands was done in 1873 by Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition explorers Karl Weyprecht and Julius von Payer, while their ship was locked in ice trying to find a northeast passage. After exploration of its southern islands, the name was bestowed in honor of Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. (Franz Josef Land in Arctic Ocean N of Novaya Zemlya, RussiaArkhangelsk Oblast, Northwestern Federal District. Franz Josef Land consists of 191 ice-covered islands with a total area of 16,134 km². It has no native inhabitants.The archipelago is volcanic, composed of tertiary and jurassic basalts, and though covered mostly by ice it does have outcroppings covered with moss and lichens. The northeastern part of the archipelago is locked in pack ice all year round, however the ice sometimes retreats past the southern islands in the late summer.