“The Remains of Cinema” at Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria

February 10, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Künstlerhaus Graz presents a group show entitled The Remains of Cinema.

The show’s melancholy title has been deliberately selected to emphasize ambiguity. It paraphrases the title of the famous novel and film “The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro, 1989; James Ivory, 1993) and literally alludes to the “remains,” the “leftovers” of film productions. The title also raises the question as to what parts of “cinema culture” continue to live on in the era of smartphones and the Web 2.0. At the same time it could also be interpreted to mean that the cinema is already over and done with, leaving only remnants and ruins.

Participating artists:

John Baldessari, Erica Baum, Jörg Buttgereit, Anne Collier, Siegfried Fruhauf, Karl Holmqvist, Ito Ryuseko, Björn Kämmerer, Katrin Plavak, Eric Rondepierre, Viktoria Schmid, Michaela Schwentner, Haim Steinbach, John Stezaker, Mika Taanila, Antoinette Zwirchmayr

Curated by Norbert Pfaffenbichler and Sandro Droschl.

Künstlerhaus Graz from 10 February until 22 April 2018.

Press release / The Remains of Cinema

Me and My Father from the series Film Reader (2017)