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SHOWING STYRIA establishes a new format for the major ‘provincial exhibition’. The intention is to incorporate the advantages of large-scale regional exhibition formats to date (regional exhibitions, the ‘Regionalen’ in German) and to expand them both in terms of contents and, vitally, geographical coverage. As the vehicle of SHOWING STYRIA, the Universalmuseum Joanneum has integrated the History Museum, the Folk Life Museum, the Kunsthaus Graz and a mobile pavilion into the overall project. It corresponds to the nature and tradition of the Joanneum as the province’s museum to engage with the history, art, culture and nature of Styria, and its society, in all its variety and breadth. The centre of the Joanneum has always been in Graz. Yet, from the beginning, it has had a presence in various forms in Styria’s regions, too. Thus, in the days of Archduke Johann, it brought display exhibitions into the markets and towns, in order to better familiarise the population with the nature and culture of their province. The mobile pavilion once again takes up this approach, in a forward-looking way.

‘SHOWING STYRIA is like an exclamation mark proclaiming the province of culture that is Styria, which will be heard throughout the country, and far beyond, too. SHOWING STYRIA directs the spotlight onto art and culture, integrating many Styrian artists, affirming Styria as a region of art and culture and ensuring powerful impulses that will help shape the future.’

Christopher Drexler
Provincial Culture Minister

‘As varied as Styria itself are also the perspectives we take on the themes presented and discussed in SHOWING STYRIA at the various locations, the History Museum, the Folk Life Museum, the Kunsthaus Graz and the mobile pavilion: remarkable projects and developments in all areas of nature, society and culture, as well as the abundant scientific and artistic creativity in Styria, merge to form an eventful, contemporary and appealingly designed panorama of our province.’

Wolfgang Muchitsch and Alexia Getzinger
Management of the Universalmuseums Joanneum



Opening: 09.04.2021

Duration: 10.04.2021–31.10.2021


History Museum
‘how it was. Space and History.’

Folk Life Museum
‘how it is. Worlds – Changes – Perspectives.’ 

Kunsthaus Graz
‘what will be. Towards a Plurality of Futures.’

mobile pavilion
‘who we are. Art  Diversity  Landscape