Kunsthaus Graz

 

in short

The architectural landmark of Graz intrigues just to look at due to its amorphous shape. Inside the Kunsthaus Graz contemporary art is the focal point, for example, exhibitions featuring Maria Lassnig, Andy Warhol or Ai Weiwei. Moreover, the 'needle' of the building reveals a fantastic view of the historical roof landscape!
Kunsthaus Graz, Nachtaufnahme
© Foto: UMJ / Eduardo Martinez
Logo: Kunsthaus Graz

Kunsthaus Graz

in detail

The internal spectrum of the Kunsthaus Graz is focused on recent and present-day art, from the 1960s on. This positioning has historical reasons that are closely bound up with the development of art and architecture in Styria. Says Peter Pakesch, Artistic Director of the Universalmuseum Joanneum.

The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural pièce de résistance of Graz’s year as European Capital of Culture. The biomorphous building designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier - known locally as the Friendly Alien - has since become an attraction for art lovers and the culturally minded from all over the world. But it has also become an essential landmark in the urban identity of the city of Graz. As an exhibition centre for contemporary art, the Kunsthaus exhibits Austrian and international art from 1960 onwards. Its BIX media façade - designed by Berlin designers realities:united - constitutes a unique fusion of architecture and media technology. Effectively a large screen in the middle of the city, it acts as an instrument of art communication.
Kunsthaus Graz
The Bubble is the blue corpus of the Kunsthaus Graz, whose biomorphous structure floats over the light, airy lobby and nestles organically into the existing architectural fabric of the inner-city conservation area. It is clad in a total of 1,288 blue-tinted, semi-transparent Plexiglass panes, with 1,100 of them on the outside and 188 inside the Kunsthaus Graz.
Admission
8,00 / 6,00 / 3,00 EUR
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Visitor entrance

Kunsthaus Graz
Lendkai 1
8020 Graz
Austria
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 17:00
Mon
-
Tue
10:00 - 17:00
Wed
10:00 - 17:00
Thu
10:00 - 17:00
Fri
10:00 - 17:00
Sat
10:00 - 17:00

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