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Universalmuseum Joanneum presents Josef Dabernig. Panorama

Submitted by on February 14, 2013 – 8:26 am

Universalmuseum Joanneum presents Josef Dabernig. Panorama on view March 1–April 28, 2013

Josef Dabernig, Panorama (Jogging), 1999. Courtesy of the artist, Gallery Andreas Huber, Vienna and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam. © VBK, Vienna 2013.

The panorama has appeared in Josef Dabernig’s work since 1989. A ritual that has turned into somewhat of an obsession over the years, it serves the artist to question analogies of film and photography, of picture space and image area as well as the phenomenology of an object or place. Dabernig chooses sports grounds as objects to investigate. Like almost no other cultural structure, these venues are similar in form and size all over the world, synonymous with leisure time. However, sport fields are also charged locations of congregation, of victory and defeat and sometimes even of demagogy. Over the years, the collection of panoramas taking us from Brazil to Ukraine, or even to Egypt and Italy, has grown to a fascinating size. In its comprehensiveness it recalls a work of reference that helps us to read time and space in a linear way.

The Universalmuseum Joanneum is showing the exhibition Panorama at two different places in collaboration with the Diagonale 2013: in the Kunsthaus Graz it makes use of the Needle viewing room, and in the Neue Galerie Graz, the reduced works are on show in the Round Room on the ground floor. Thus a dialogue is opened between architectural location and the photographic works.

Curated by Katrin Bucher Trantow

Kunsthaus Graz
Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Austria
T +43-316/8017-9200
Neue Galerie Graz
Joanneums Quarter
Entrance Kalchberggasse, 8010 Graz, Austria
T +43-699/1780-9500–


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