Adrienn Hód / HODWORKS, Voice of Power (2023), Performance. Photo: Dániel Dömölky
Humans and Demons / steirischerherbst’23
Sep 21 – Oct 15, 2023
steirischer herbst
Graz, Austria

The 56th edition of steirischer herbst festival turns to character-based storytelling to show how people navigate today’s moral gray zones and deal with the demons surrounding them.

This year, the festival brings together over forty works. Next to performances, the herbst cabaret, artist talks, and discussions, four exhibitions take visitors on a journey of discovery through the city and its history.

steirischer herbst ’23 opens with a performance by Lulu Obermayer on Schloßberg. On the first weekend, performances by Mateja Bučar, Adrienn Hód / HODWORKS, Michael Portnoy, and Giacomo Veronesi await the audience – all of which are new commissions.

The opening days of this year’s steirischer herbst begin at the highest point of central Graz, the Schloßberg, and create an imaginary topography of the city. Ceremonies continue with headline performances and discussions, and the exhibitions are open throughout. Come to Graz and be part of the festivities!

  • Adraint Khadafhi Bereal: The Black Yearbook
    4 Color Books / Penguin Random House

    When photographer Adraint Bereal graduated from the University of Texas, he self-published an impressive volume of portraits, personal statements, and interviews that explored UT’s campus culture and offered an intimate look at the lives of Black students matriculating within a majority white space. Bereal’s work was inspired by his first photo exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, entitled 1.7, that unearthed the experiences of the 925 Black men that made up just 1.7% of UT’s total 52,000 student body. (more…)

  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Goswell Road

    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)

  • Imran Perretta: tears of the fatherland
    Mar 8 – Jun 9, 2024
    Wien, Austria

    Imran Perretta’s transdisciplinary practice spans moving image, sound, composition, performance art, and poetry. His works examine questions around power, state surveillance, alterity, neo-coloniality, and the process of identity formation in young people of Muslim heritage in Western countries in the post-9/11 era. His approach to these concerns is informed by his own experience: as a British citizen with Muslim roots, he is familiar with the challenges his works grapple with. (more…)

  • Allen Frame: Whereupon
    Palermo Publishing

    Palermo Publishing announces the publication of its first monograph of photography, Whereupon, a selection of images by New York photographer Allen Frame, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, in black and white and color. Whereupon expands the premise of his recent book Fever, (color photographs of 1981), to show a broader time period with the same subject: his artist friends in their apartments and lofts and on the streets of New York. (more…)