Monuments as Historical Testimonies of Historiography in Graz


Tour with Heimo Halbrainer (historian, Graz) and Joachim Hainzl (social historian, Graz)

This tour takes place within the context of Counterpositions, a group project in public space by CLIO Verein für Geschichts- und Bildungsarbeit, steirischer herbst ’19, and Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark. It takes its starting point from selected monuments in Graz that are exemplary of many more throughout the region. Commemorating patriotic heroism and glorifying a national(ist) history, these monuments clearly defy more critical narratives of the past. Heimo Halbrainer and Joachim Hainzl of CLIO address the meaning of the monuments under current sociopolitical circumstances, as the past is once again rewritten in the wake of yet another wave of nationalist sentiment.

22.9.19, 10:00

Duration: ca. 60 min.

Meeting point:
Duck pond in the Stadtpark, 8010 Graz

In German

Free access