Art House (Kunsthaus) (Kunsthaus Graz) description and photos - Austria: Graz. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Kunsthaus Graz.
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The House of Arts - an art museum was built in 2003 as part of the "European Capital of Culture" and has since become an architectural monument in Graz. The project of the museum building was created by British architect Peter Cook in collaboration with Colin Fournier. The museum specializes in contemporary art from the past four decades.
The unusual shape of the building is fundamentally different from the surrounding houses. The team of architects used innovative ideas to build the museum. The building's frame is made of reinforced concrete and the facade is made of blue plastic panels. A media installation is made on the facade, which consists of luminous elements, programmed by a computer. The luminous elements are more than 900 fluorescent rings spread over an area of 900 square meters. By day, the modern facade reflects the clock tower of Schlossberg Castle, which is located on the other side of the river. In the evening, the installation is used as an electronic poster informing about upcoming events and exhibitions. The museum does not have a permanent exhibition. Architecture, design, cinema and photography all exist under the same roof. The idea of the museum is to organize various multidisciplinary exhibitions. The House of Arts implements an innovative concept that provides ample opportunities both for the public and for curators of specialized exhibitions.
The museum has a bookstore, where a large selection of literature on contemporary art, design, graphics, photography and the world architecture. The store cooperates with several art and architecture universities,
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