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kunstGarten / ArtGarden promotes contemporary art, and in particular, garden art: it introduces gardens as spaces where art takes place.

By means of projects, exhibitions, talks, performances, readings, and concerts, this non profit orientated society connects people who work in this field, and others who have an interest in the subject: it puts a garden at their disposal, a specialist library and a video collection.

A garden means hands-on reality in situ, a metaphor and a spiritual place in visu, and a cathartic experience in actu. Philippe Nys: Ethik und Ästhetik des Gartens. In: Kunstforum. Vol. 145, p. 74. Cologne, 1999.

UST-ID-NR ATU61501967 // ZVR 834075080


  • kunstgarten was picked by The Culture Trip as one of our Graz Local Favorites 2015: The Top 7 Parks In Graz
  • 2015 the book KUNSTGARTENKUNST by Cordula Hamann (author and landscape architect) was published by DVA in September, 2015. Of all gardens presented there are only two from Austria: kunstGarten and Skulpturenpark (Joanneum Graz). 
  • 2014 kunstGarten get an extra bonus from BKA as recognition of cultural activities.
  • kunstGarten and our GARTENLABYRINTH (created by Hartmut Skerbisch,and kunstGarten, supported by KIÖR & BKA) – Dr. Schlossarpark/Auf der Tändelwiese were declared Well feel places for a consciously healthy life in the Wohl-Fühl-Kompass / Kompas dobrega pocutja (EU-Project), presented at 3rd of February 2012 at Grazer Rathaus (you find it at: Stadt Graz Bürgermeisteramt, Amtshaus, Portier im Rathaus). After 2012 unfortunately the GARTENLABYRINTH, the biggest sculpture by the styrian artist was not maintained by the City of Graz, until in 2019 our demands to restore the art work were finally heard. The restoration with “Wilson’s honeysuckle” (Lonicera nitida) was implemented by the City of Graz and supported by KIÖR (Art in Public Space Graz). Thanks to the Cultural Office (Michael A. Grossmann)!
  • kunstGarten one nominated for Staatspreis Tourismus 2007 “Garten Eden Österreich” // GardenEden Austria  tourism-state-award 2007.
  • A short view into the garden: ORF II NATUR IM GARTEN of October 2018 

    Irmi & Reinfrid Horn wurden für ihre Kulturarbeit im kunstGarten Goldene Ehrenzeichen des Landes Steiermark vom Landeshauptmann Hermann Schützenhöfer am 13. November 2017 verliehen. Wir danken allen, die uns auf diesem Weg begleitet und unterstützt haben! A festive tribute to the laureates Irmi & Reinfrid by the state gouverneur of Styria Hermann Schützenhöfer: Golden Medal of Honour of the State of Steiermark. 2018 kürzte  der Kulturbeirat des Landes das Budget für kunstGarten um ein Drittel!


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