steirischer herbst ’19 Grand Hotel Abyss
Opening Days: 19.9.–22.9.19
In one month from now Grand Hotel Abyss opens its doors to the public. This will mark the start of almost four weeks of installations, performances and discursive events, taking place in Graz and Styria. In anticipation of this grand and extravagant opening →Opening Extravanganza, it is with great pleasure that we announce the full program schedule for the 52nd edition of steirischer herbst festival. As of today, our website has been re-launched and contains all relevant information about Grand Hotel Abyss, the core program of this year’s steirischer herbst.
The full program schedule can be found on our website’s →calendar, which can be used to check the program on any given day throughout the festival’s run. Events and performances of musikprotokoll and STUBENrein––both of which are festivals within the festival–– are also included here, together with those of steirischer herbst’s Parallel Program, hosted by local cultural institutions.
The →artist page on our website now also features descriptions of all individual artist projects. You can find detailed information about the works, where they will be shown and—in the case of performances or artist talks—when they will take place.
Festival Pass and single tickets
Grand Hotel Abyss, the core program of steirischer herbst ’19, can be visited with a Festival Pass. The Festival Pass can be purchased online at→www.steirischerherbst.at/
Festival Pass Prices:
19.9.–13.10. 29/23 Euro
1.10.–13.10. 21/15 Euro
As some venues have limited capacity we advise to reserve a seat for performative projects. This can be done for a reservation fee of 2 Euro per seat as long as tickets are available. Reservations are only valid in conjunction with a Festival Pass.
The Festival Pass also offers reduced admission to musikprotokoll and most Parallel Program events of steirischer herbst.
Single tickets are available for Grand Hotel Abyss performative productions.
Single tickets for performances:
Accreditation for Press and Professionals
Local, national, and international members of the press reporting on steirischer herbst can apply for →press accreditation online. Journalists who applied for press accreditation already will receive a response to their application shortly and will be asked to reserve their Festival Pass for Press and select the events and performances they wish to attend. Please make sure to apply for press accreditation before 6 September, if you have not done so already. The festival will review all applications.
steirischer herbst will be hosting a number of informal receptions in the upcoming weeks, which members of the press are very welcome to attend. On28 August we will be raising a pre-apocalypse glass with our friends, colleagues, and contributors in Ljubljana (EK Bistro, Petkovškovo nabrežje 65, 18:00–20:00). In Austria, we will be having informal get-togethers on 10 September in Graz (Visitor and Press Center, Kaiser-Josef-Platz 4, 10:30–12:00) and Vienna (Grand Ferdinand Hotel, Schubertring 10–12, starting at 18:30). Both of these will feature presentations of the Guidebook and the Opening Days program by Director and Chief Curator Ekaterina Degot.
Please let us know if you wish to attend the receptions by sending an e-mail to@.
steirischer herbst ’19 is accompanied by a Guidebook, which features extensive information about all of the artist projects and discursive events that are part of the core program of Grand Hotel Abyss. In this publication, you will also be able to read more about the curatorial narrative that connects all of the individual projects. In addition, the Guidebook presents detailed information about the art projects and performances of musikprotokoll, STUBENrein, and steirischer herbst’s Parallel Program. Members of the press will receive a free copy of the Guidebook with their accreditation materials, which can be picked up at theVisitor and Press Center (Kaiser-Josef Platz 4, 8010 Graz) from 16 September.
Another source of information on this year’s contributing artists is the herbst portraits in our →online magazine Vorherbst, which gives in-depth insights into the artists’ interactions with the themes of Grand Hotel Abyss. Vorherbst kicked off in May with a feature on author Evan Calder Williams and a portrait of Gernot Wieland. Since then, Vorherbst has presented texts and portraits of Keti Chukhrov, Guram Matskhonashvili, Riccardo Giacconi, Jule Flierl, Jakob Lena Knebl and Markus Pires Mata, Jaśmina Wójcik, and Ariel Efraim Ashbel.
Participating Artists Grand Hotel Abyss
Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Alexander Brener and Barbara Schurz, Keti Chukhrov / Guram Matskhonashvili, Jasmina Cibic, Counterpositions (Eduard Freudmann, Thomas Geiger, Marlene Haring, Elizabeth Ward), Das Planetenparty Prinzip, Jeremy Deller, Bojan Djordjev / Goran Ferčec, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Jule Flierl,Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, Riccardo Giacconi, Grupa Ee, Jakob Lena Knebl and Markus Pires Mata, The Life and Adventures of GL, Daniel Mann and Eitan Efrat, Oscar Murillo, Erna Ómarsdóttir & Valdimar Jóhannsson, Boris Ondreička, Manuel Pelmuș, Michael Portnoy, Blanka Rádóczy / Vladimir Sorokin, Hanna Rohn, Andreas Siekmann, Nedko Solakov, Andrei Stadnikov with Vanya Bowden, Shifra Kazhdan and Dmitry Vlasik, Theater im Bahnhof, Michiel Vandevelde, Gernot Wieland, Jaśmina Wójcik, Zorka Wollny, Artur Żmijewski.