Last & Inspiration | Burden & Inspiration
The historically powerful places, such as Graz Cathedral, the Priest Seminary and the Mausoleum, the former episcopal castle in Seggau and the »Cathedral in the Mountains« in Seckau, which served as the cathedral for many centuries, are themselves central »exhibits«. It is about themes of power and the right religion, about borders, openness and home. It is about fear, faith and miracles with the images of faith. And it is about new departures and new beginnings time and time again, which are reflected in the beauty of 1,000-year old sacred art. Its buildings and pictures are simply there, even if we only partially know their message. They still shape our idea of origin, faith and our coexistence today. What of this is burden? And what is inspiration for the future? And what do we want to pass on as heritage? Historical interfaces are highlighted and linked with questions of the future. Contemporary art makes us see religious narratives and powerful historical sites with new eyes.