Opening: 3/10/2019 at 6 p. m.
Artists: Nika Autor, Iris Brankatschk, Jošt Franko, IRWIN, Michael Kruscha, Marko Lipuš, Zorka L-Weiss, Melitta Moschik, Marko Peljhan, Frauke Rahr, Hella Stoletzki, Karl Vouk
The international exhibition Images of a Landscape focuses on the treatment of landscape in relation to social, economic and cultural issues. In terms of content, the topic is rooted in a critical consideration of the historic and current position of ethnic minorities in the region of Carinthia, an area divided between Austria and Slovenia, and in the region of Lusatia in Germany, where the minority of Lusatian Sorbs lives. Although the starting point of the project is linked to a concrete political and social situation, on which the partnership for the project is based as well, the selection of artists and authors from the field of visual art expands the notion under consideration to include the ways in which human activity is inscribed into the landscape and the perception of landscape changes over time. The exhibition thus touches upon topics related to pollution and the excessive exploitation of natural resources, as well as the inscription of human activities into the landscape due to political circumstances when borders are drawn, or camps and refugee routes are delineated.