Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz :: forecourt Kunsthaus Graz
April 9 to October 9, 2021 :: daily 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Graz-born artist Alfredo Barsuglia (*1980) realizes the art project Suahtsnuk in collaboration with  Kunsthaus Graz as part of Showing Styria: what will be. Towards a Plurality of Futures.
Suahtsnuk – Kunsthaus read backwards – is urban sculpture and experimental art space at the same time. As „the other alien“ it is situated in front of Kunsthaus Graz, the so-called „friendly alien“, and is always open and freely accessible when Kunsthaus Graz is closed. The interior space is used for exhibitions, for which national as well as international artists and artist groups from the field of visual arts can apply.
On the accessible, partly greened flat roof there is a vine snail breeding, which can be visited during the day. For those interested, there is the possibility to take care of the 200 snails for a few weeks in order to become familiar with them.
Alfredo Barsuglia’s multifaceted works deal with artistically and socio-politically relevant topics such as economy and ecology, our interaction with nature and the function of art and culture. The artist designs alternative spaces that he places in public space and thus in our everyday life as artistically usable foreign bodies that briefly interrupt our habitual perception. In this sense, Suahtsnuk can be seen as thought-provoking impulse about future scenarios of art institutions.


A big thank you goes to the project partners, without whose generous support the art project Suahtsnuk could not have been realized.

HTBLVA Graz – Ortweinschule
Build with wood from Mayr-Melnhof Holz
Wienerberger Österreich GmbH
Hanus Garagentore GmbH
Zimmerei Konrad
Architekt Mag. Manfred Schenk
Spenglerei-Dachdeckerei Andrea Poglonik
ZG Lighting Austria GmbH
Wiener Schnecken Manufaktur Gugumuck
KOEN Institut, TU Graz
Funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung
Stadt Graz
Land Steiermark


Further information:
Kunsthaus Graz, Alexandra Trost, alexandra.trost@kunsthausgraz.at, +43 664 80179239

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