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Kate Strain launches arts programme in Graz

The Grazer Kunstverein, of which CONNECT’s Curator in Residence, Kate Strain, is the artistic director, has launched it’s new spring programme.

The leitmotif for the series of artistic installations and events is The Necessity of Art, reflecting on the urgency of ideas within the writings of Ernst Fischer.

The programme includes new commissions by Fiona Hallinan who, along with Kate Strain, co-founded the Department of Ultimology which is hosted at CONNECT. Hallinan’s project, entitled Fink’s, is an evolving library of tastes that will be collated and archived in a purpose built studio-kitchen over the coming years at the Grazer Kunstverein.

The spring programme also includes commissions by artists/musicians Chris Evans and Morten Norbye Halvorsen, an extended commission by Céline Condorelli, the presentation of sculptural works by Isabel Nolan and Isabella Kohlhuber, and a poem by Adam Zagajewski.

CONNECT Writer in Residence Jessica Foley attended the launch event in Graz.

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