symposion [kunstwerk] krastal
The first sculptors' symposion was held in 1967 and since this date of founding until now, every year a symposion has taken place in Krastal marble quarry. Symposion [kunstwerk] krastal is so far the most ancient existing event of this kind, which maintained its activity without any interruption.
Symposion [kunstwerk] krastal has certain priorities, which had not changed since its establishment. The symposion’s goal is to give opportunity for artistically independent creation - it is to provide infrastructure and give support for a research and the realization of artworks, to facilitate the exchange between artists, theorists, individuals. Symposia are focusing on artistic, sculptural, socio-political questions. Habitually each symposion is organized by two or three members of [kunstwerk] krastal around a concept or topic…
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next symposia :
symposion [kunstwerk] krastal 2020
bildhauerhaus and lauster stone quarry - krastal
01. 07. - 31. 08. 2020
concept and coordination:
Attila Rath Geber, Peter H. Schurz
The 20th century modernist and postmodernist movements changed profoundly considerations relating to art and these changes are continuing towards to our contemporary time. Changes effected not only the forms of expression, which influences our perception, but attempted (and continuously attempts) to expand the boundaries of the definition of art it self, its position, role and functions within a social-cultural context. As part of these attempts, art moved out from the exhibition room and conquered new places. At the same time, the sculpture - even if with renewed form and with actualized vocabulary mostly remained in the same position and function in the public space.
In the German language the word public (~ öffentlich) is derived form the word open (~ offen). The symposion “open space”, intends to investigate the rapport of the open and the public, the use of public space, and the forms, the place and the function of artistic and non-artistic expression in it.
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modre stonequarry - bergstein, völkermarkt
15. 07 - 28. 08. 2020
time travel and perspectives
concept and organization:
a symposion with the contribution of [kunstwerk] krastal
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