exhibition, cabaret, artist talks & discussion 21.09.23 - 15.10.23 Entry: tbc€

Humans and Demons

steirischer herbst ’23

Guest production

The steirischer herbst ’23 takes place from September 21 to October 15 under the title.
Humans and Demons in Graz and Styria.

As one of four exhibition venues of steirischer herbst '23, Forum Stadtpark will present three different formats.


21. 9 - 15. 10 / Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

Forum Stadtpark, which slightly resembles a modernist villa, for steirischer herbst ’23, becomes the Villa Perpetuum Mobile, the fictitious residency of Stefan Marinov, a dissident’s dissident. Unsatisfied with opposing the Communist government of his native Bulgaria, the physicist also believed he could invent a perpetuum mobile in his exile in Graz. When his experiments failed, he committed suicide. The contributions
here—by Alice Creischer, Vadim Fishkin, Hollis Frampton, Pedro Gómez-Egaña, and Michael Stevenson—are objects of a fanciful interior where Marinov could have lived, revealing different sides of his search for free energy.


Takes place on 3 weekends / times tbc

herbstkabarett returns with six newly commissioned shows by Julie
Béna, Selin Davasse, Barbara Juch, Jessika and Jimmy Khazrik, Mikołaj Sobczak,
and Stefanie Sourial. It is curated by Mirela Baciak.

  • Sat Oct 30th / Sun Oct 1st
  • Sat Oct 7th / Sun Oct 8th
  • Sat Oct 14th / Sun Oct 15th


artist talks & discussion program / times tbc

  • Fri Sept 22nd
  • Sat Sept 23d
  • Sat Oct 30th
  • Sat Oct 7th

steirischer herbst ’23 is curated by Ekaterina Degot, director and chief curator, David
Riff, senior curator, Pieternel Vermoortel, senior curator, Gábor Thury, curator,
Barbara Seyerl, assistant curator, and created by all participating artists, speakers,
and partner institutions, as well as the team of steirischer herbst. herbst cabaret is
curated by Mirela Baciak.
The complete program will be published on 15 August. Online ticket sales also start
on this day. More about steirischer herbst ’23 here:

steirischer herbst ’23