Unexpected Encounters

UnexpectedEncounters_photo by joana-theuer
Unexpected Encounters, photo by Joana Theuer

In September 2013  Kontekst collective from Belgrade invited KURS to take part at the show Unexpected Encounters in the gallery Camera Austria in Graz. The exhibition was part of the festival Styrian Autumn (Steirischer herbst 2013) together with 0gms from Sofia (Bulgaria) and collective Beirut from Cairo (Egypt).

In this exhibition KURS made visual intervention in the form of wall painting inside the gallery Camera Austria. This work has brought together a variety of themes and concepts that appear in the Kontekst collective exhibition setting; the substantive position of artists, students and workers and their struggle for better social position. Starting from the archival material collected during the research on these issues, we tried to analyze the contemporary situation where artists are in a very precarious material situation.