To accompany the exhibition Domestic Drama, Nicole Pruckermayr has planned a tour of places in Graz with living room character — at least after a closer look. Questions of representation, gender, and also ecology and the usefulness of public spaces are the focus here. These places are also related to current and past artistic interventions.
Beginning at Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz (Liebenau), the tour proceeds on foot into the inner city. At this newly inaugurated square honoring the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Pruckermayr will talk about the plan for the design of the square as “drawing peace tables,” which was realized as a public intervention as part of the Year of Culture in Graz in 2020 in cooperation with the Kinderbüro, the Volksschule Schönau, and the artists Edda Strobl, Isa Riedl, Johanna Regger, and the artists’ duo studio ASYNCHROME. Via Raiffeisengasse, Grünanger, Puchsteg, and Pomispark, the route leads to the Messevorplatz and finishes in the park next to the Styria Center. Themes such as traffic routes, housing at the periphery, and urban infrastructure will also be addressed, as well as the places where the youth meet and spend time.
works as a conceptual artist, curator, copyeditor, and lecturer. Among other projects, she initiated, planned, and led the three-year interdisciplinary art, research, and peace project COMRADE CONRADE. Democracyand Peace on the Street (2016−2019) in Graz.
Pruckermayr studied architecture, visual culture, and art anthropology at the TU Graz, at the TU Vienna, and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her dissertation Haut als Distanzerfahrung (Skin as an Experience of Distance) provided the impetus for her artistic work on skin and the body as the first level of contact to public space. She primarily works and thinks in social and physical spaces and places, with people and their actions and with human bodies, their genders and needs.