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Who is still Austrian?
Opening: April 28, 2017. 7 p.m
Duration: April 29 â€“ July 9, 2017
Curator: Luigi Fassi
Artists: NicolĂ˛ Degiorgis, Francois-Xavier GbrĂ¨, Runo Lagomarsino, Sonia Leimer, Renato Leotta.
An article titled "Bin ich ein Ă–sterreicher?" appeared, on the pages of the war newspaper â€śSoldaten Zeitung,â€ť printed in South Tyrol on August 20, 1916. The author was the young second lieutenant, Robert Musil, the responsible of the newspaper. Of which homeland are we talking about?
The project of the exhibition finds its ideal start from Musilâ€™s question in order to propose it again today, 100 years later, by entwining stories, questions, and interpretations tied to the social and historical changes that have interested Meran. Wer ist noch Ă¶sterreichisch? is set in a historical moment in which the European crisis of the concept of the nation-state has not succeeded in finding a solution in a shared development toward an idea of a democratic supranational union. Our question aims to explore Meranâ€™s heritage and its multicultural history as the model for a broader consideration of our contemporary times. The present project is thus not just a show on Meran but a explain that begins from the recent history of the town to narrate landmark changes that are taking place in the European society and in the global world. Also because Meran will never be the same, as it was in the past. more...