For our children. Opening.

Anke Armandi SMART CITY (1), 2020 (Ausschnitt)

A lookout. An exhibition in the framework of  AKTUELLE KUNST IN GRAZ

Works by Anke Armandi, Gudrun Fürlinger,  Kathrin Lorenz, Duo Plank-PoschaukoMarlene Schröder, Ludwig Wüst 

Opening: Kunsthistorikerin Gréta Mikos, MA, BA

The artists are invited to deal with the topic of the “next generation”, to show real and desired living environments, to point out the needs and rights of the new inhabitants of the earth and, at the same time, to question the living conditions, expectations, duties and values of the adults of our generation.
From their point of view, the artists are to use their artistic means to clarify the significance of this new life to be protected, starting from intimate confrontations to global questions, and to make people aware of the devastating consequences of a negligent, loveless, uneducated upbringing by incompetent parents and adults in the educational process, by a society that distances itself from problems as much as possible, that insists above all on the law and shirks its duties, not only for themselves but also for the whole of humanity, the world around us, the planet.
If an empathy-less culture of incomprehension aims at the egoistic exploitation of self-indulgent actions and experiences, people will continue to be invaded, subjugated, mistreated, animals tortured, plants poisoned and wiped out, all habitat destroyed.
It is time to build up the appropriate competence for a reasonable life in the future.
Inspired by Bela Tarr’s production “Missing people”, a project about 200 homeless people at the Vienna Festival in the Museumsquartier, Ludwig Wüst, Anke Armandi and Gudrun Fürlinger have explored the area of the former Nordbahnhof in countless walks over the last three years and approached the urban transformation with different artistic approaches.
Filmmaker Ludwig Wüst has the protagonists of his new film “3.30 p.m.”, who meet again after many years, review their past there, as if the walk and the conversation of the two in the area undergoing change were a metaphor for inexorable transience.
Anke Armandi works with similar motifs on location and shows a series of large-format pictures that tell of the disappearance of refuges and rigorous destruction of nature. She deliberately chooses the traditional art-historical form of the triptych for her series.
Gudrun Fürlinger explores the “Wasteland” with her camera, which changes its face almost daily. Through the lens, on different days, she observes a place where a tattered foam mattress has been lying for some time. It is surrounded by wildly growing vegetation and rubbish and looks different every time she visits it. Someone seems to be using it …

Anke Armandi
1973 born in Gießen
1992 University of Leipzig/Institute for Art Education
1996-2001 Studied painting/graphics with Prof.Gunter Damisch, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2000 Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice2001 Golden Füger Prize Medal
2003 Prize of the Theodor-Körner-Fond
2011 Volker Hinniger Prize for Young Art, Germany
Since 2013 Member of the Künstlerhaus Vienna
Since 2018 Area coordinator for painting/graphics (area 1) at Künstlerhaus Wien
Since 2018 Member of CON.FRONT.ART Association for the Promotion of Contemporary Art Forms (

Gudrun Fürlinger
Born 1974 in Freistadt/Upper Austria. Diploma at the Fachschule für Grafik-Design including master class in Linz. Studied painting and graphics with Adolf Frohner at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Attendance at the Friedl Kubelka School for Independent Film in Vienna led to increased involvement with analogue film. Since 2008 working as an art teacher at the BORG Mistelbach in Lower Austria.
Since 2020 full member of the Künstlerhaus association in Vienna. Lives in Vienna.

Small selection of recent presentations:
Short film “All of me” at the Best Austrian Animation Festival
Solo presentation as part of the Red Wall at the Künstlerhaus Vienna
Super8 film for “Vienna.Smart.City21” with Anke Armandi and Ludwig Wüst at the Künstlerhaus Vienna
Short film “Das Geschenk” on 16 mm at the Fotogalerie Wien
Trailer for the class of 2021/22 at the Friedl Kubelka Film School for Independent Film, Vienna
Studio scholarship of the Art Collection Upper Austria for Krumau, Czech Republic
Short film “Spinnenflug” at the short film festival “” in Waidhofen/Ybbs

Your contribution: naked view Length: 6 minutes, A 2022

With the camera I explore a supposed sleeping place in the Wasteland in front of the panorama of the emerging Smart City in Vienna. The filmed scenes are then projected onto my body in my flat. The world and its condition is always in relation to my individuality. I cannot relinquish my responsibility for the world, even if I want to …

Smart City 21 Künstlerhaus Factory Wien 4 – 8 May: Inspired by the Béla Tarr production Missing people 2019 at the Wiener Festwochen, a project with over 200 homeless people, Ludwig Wüst, Anke Armandi and Gudrun Fürlinger have explored the area of the former Nordbahnhof in countless walks over the past three years and approached the urban transformation with different artistic approaches. Their works enter into a dialogue in the exhibition project.

Kathrin Siegl became Kathrin Lorenz: Marriage in 2017.
Born in 1980 in Fürstenfeld, Styria, Austria her thirst for knowledge drove her out into the world.
1999 she studied at the University of Arts Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA and
1999 – 2005 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, among others with Prof. Christian Ludwig Attersee, Fine Arts and Painting. In 2005 she received her diploma with distinction.
Numerous stays abroad / study trips followed: Iceland, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dublin, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Stockholm, Prague, Debrecen, Tuscany, Umbria, Pennsylvania, Belgium, Switzerland (Geneva, Bern), Croatia, Slovenia, Southern France.  She now lives and works as a freelance artist in StyriaShe is a world traveller who confronts her impressions and sensations with the life situation of her subjects; from cheerful to deeply serious, from critical to tender, the artist, who is a young mother of two girls, approaches her colourfully vivid pictorial contents and shows a story, as it were. Numerous exhibitions since 2002, the most recent of which:2016 Futurefestival Graz _Opening of Atelier am Hohenberg, Styria _ Exhibition Hypo, Graz
2015 Steiermarkhof Graz_workshops_
2014 Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Gallery 22a
Catalogue presentation galerie 44qm, Hartberg
“…a snapshot”, exhibition with Karina Thier, AKH Contemporary, Vienna
2013 Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Gallery 22a
Museumsquartier Vienna, Educult, group exhibition
“444 sqm”, gallery 44qm, Hartberg
kunstGarten graz, artist in residence
Futurelab, solo, 1080 vienna
2018 RUND UM DICH UND MICH – EINE BESTANDSAUFNAHME.kunstGarten, group exhibition
2019 solo exhibition in Stattegg

Kathrin Lorenz RHYTHMUS, Acryl LW 2022

Kathrin Lorenz
Acryl LW, 80 cm x 100 cm






















Regular familiarity gives children security. When they feel safe, they develop self-confidence, courage and curiosity. Discovering the world around them is a basic prerequisite for understanding relationships.

Claudia Plank & Hans Werner Poschauko
Born in 1969 and 1963. Studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with Maria Lassnig and Ernst Caramelle. Afterwards postgraduate studies at the Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht with Guillaume Bijl, Mona Hatoum, Jimmie Durham and Jean Fisher.
The Vienna-based artists work in such diverse media as installation, performance, video, painting and sculpture and have created numerous works in public space. They see themselves as representatives of a contemporary romanticism: many of their works are directed against the destruction of nature and culture by the consumer society. Their discomfort with the ordinary seeks ways out through a particularly intense experience of reality. The wonder, the mysteriousness of our world is the theme of her artistic work.

Marlene Schröder
– born 1955 in Wels
– lives and works in Allhaming – Upper Austria
– 1974 – 1976: Partial studies in architecture, art history and archaeology at the RUHR University in Bochum and at the University in Dortmund
– 1976 – 1981: University of Artistic and Industrial Design Linz
– 1981: Diploma in ceramics
– since 2006: Reorientation and work with the material glass
– Represented in state collections (MAK Vienna, Schlossmuseum Linz, Art Collection of the Province of Upper Austria, …) and confessional & private collections at home and abroad
– Exhibitions and participations (in extracts – total approx. 70):
ART-MARK Vienna, Galerie am Salzgries Vienna, Schlossmuseum Linz, Galerie in der Schmiede Pasching, KUNSTSALON Linz, Lebzelterhaus Vöcklabruck (EA), Galerie ZWACH (EA), HIPP-Halle Gmunden, Kammerhof Gmunden, Harder Bastei in Ingolstadt , Galerie KASS Innsbruck (EA), Stadtgalerie Vissy Brod (EA), Turmgalerie Schwanenstadt (EA), Kunstverein Baden, ART-Innsbruck, Galerie Manner Perg( EA), Galerie der KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN in Linz (EA), …
Craft, technique and pictorial language, with their well-designed composition, enable the artistic statement and special charisma of the light-flooded objects to be heightened and to make them appear alive.
The fascination of the interplay of colour, light, transmitted light and shadow has been brought to the material glass by the trained ceramist Marlene Schröder. She is captivated by the charm of ever new ways of working and combinations derived from the glazing technique of ceramics. Transparent glass overlays in particular give the impression of spatial depth.

In the Fusing firing, different firing curves can produce both smoothly fused glass images and relief-like objects.

Thematically, her objects are influenced by nature, technology or even social aspects, sometimes completely abstract.

Marlene Schröder MARE NOSTRUM

Marlene Schröder presents her works either spaced on mostly white-glazed wooden panels or free-standing in iron frames. In this way, LIGHT, SHADOW and THROUGH LIGHT can further enhance the effect of the picture and lead to a three-dimensional pictorial object. The examination of water plays the essential role here. For how will the next generations find our seas? Or how will everyone have access to drinkable water?





Ludwig Wüst
Born in Bavaria in 1965, is an Austrian director, screenwriter and film producer. He has lived in Vienna since 1987 and studied acting and singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Since 1990 he has worked as a director, author and actor, with over 40 productions for theatre and opera in Vienna, Leipzig, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt. Since 1999 Ludwig Wüst has also worked as a film director, staging his feature film debut in 2009 with KOMA. In 2019, the Diagonale is dedicating a tribute to him (“Theatre, Cinema, Wood Work”).
Films (selection): EGYPTIAN DARKNESS (2002), TWO WOMEN (2006), KOMA (2009), MY FATHER’S HOUSE (2013), FAREWELL (2014), HOME FILM (2016), BREAK UP (2018).
Ludwig Wüst
Austria 2020
Again and again, film and theatre director Ludwig Wüst returns to the theme of home, a circling around an idea that has nothing idyllic about it. The tour guide here is the indefatigable Martin, a penniless actor who meets his friend Anthony again after 15 years. As the man with the camera, Anthony records the film images between Vienna’s large construction site and Prater beer until, with his hidden lens, the perspective of the narrative also moves on. Horrors of a childhood emerge and never leave the film, which seeks traces of the past in the present, which ultimately gives it its title. (Robert Weixlbaumer)

Gréta Mikos, MA, BA studied art history at Karl Franzens University Graz, gained experience as a research assistant to the director at the Zentrum für GegenwartsKunst in Graz and is currently a doctoral candidate. Her dissertation deals with the figures Judith, Salome and Medea from a feminist perspective.

As a preparatory introduction, works by Cosima von Bonin and Banksy will be in the Street Gallery from March.