Art:Network Projects 2015/16

 

 

 

REVIEW

On the 31st of January 2015, during a festive ceremony, at the Casino of Graz and in the presence of plenty of guests of honour, such as the councillor Kurt Hohensinner, the flower expert of the Austrian television ORF Angelika Ertl, the project manager of the SANLAS company David Fallmann or the Miss Living Culture Antonia Delia Schäfer, were awarded the prizes YOUTH AWARD and ART:NETWORK AWARD which were both initiated by Art:Network.

Philip Slapar, Lara Wieser, La Hong Nhut, Pauline Riesel-Soumaré, Frido Hütter, Alina Kirchmayer, Simon Aldrian (from left to right)
Philip Slapar, Lara Wieser, La Hong Nhut, Pauline Riesel-Soumaré, Frido Hütter, Alina Kirchmayer, Simon Aldrian (from left to right)
Photo: Marija Kanižaj

 

The YOUTH AWARD, with a total prize money of 1.000 euros, was open to all pupils throughout the Styria who were between 10 and 18 years old. Their task was to express their own creative ideas regarding an active concept of culture. The radio station “Radio soundportal”, the daily local newspaper “Kleine Zeitung” and the regional pupils’ and students’ Union “Schülerunion Steiermark” made sure that the idea of the YOUTH AWARD was communicated to as many people as possible. The jury, under the chairmanship of culture journalist Frido Hütter and supervised by the notary Dr. Bernd Zankel, decided to award the prize to both Lara Wieser and Alina Kirchmayer.

Antonia Delia Schäfer (Miss Living Culture), Alina Kirchmayer, Frido Hütter, Monika Wogrolly (from left to right)
Antonia Delia Schäfer (Miss Living Culture), Alina Kirchmayer, Frido Hütter, Monika Wogrolly (from left to right)
Photo: Marija Kanižaj

 

The ART:AWARD, with a total prize money of 2.000 euros, was given to the theatre group of Graz “werkraum theater”. The “werkraum theater”, which was represented by Rezka Kanzian and Franz Blauensteiner, has been offering a quite interesting and entertaining potpourri of contemporary dramatic art for plenty of years. This type of dramatic art is refined both by multimedia elements such as videos on the stage and bilingual plays in German and Slovenian.

Franz Blauensteiner, Rezka Kanzian, Monika Wogrolly, Theresa Sophie Rumpl (from right to left)
Franz Blauensteiner, Rezka Kanzian, Monika Wogrolly, Theresa Sophie Rumpl (from right to left)
Photo: Marija Kanižaj

 

PREVIEW

THE CAFÉ PHILOSOPHIQUE IN GRAZ

The café philosophique or philosophy café – originally founded in Paris in 1992 by Marc Sautet, who had also brought the philosophical counselling to France and is often nicknamed “the modern Socrates” – now will also take place in Graz. Starting in France, this type of free discussion in the relaxed atmosphere of a café spread all over the world. Apart from, among others, Japan, Canada and South America, also in Austria there are already some important philosophy cafés, e. g. in Vienna and in Innsbruck. From 2016 there will be also one in Graz!

Photo: Christian Jungwirth
Photo: Christian Jungwirth

 

 

 


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