KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd is a site of contemporary art production and exhibitions, a space for experiments and for artistic processes and presentations, and it is a space for workshops and working together.
The work of KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd is not about making “something” into an event, but about finding methods, formats and partners in keeping with the time, in order to do something together, actively participate, produce something visible, enhance perception, create experiences and live cooperation. What is essential is communicating through, with, and about visual art about society, city, and respect – in as many languages as possible and also without words.
KunstRaum provides a kaleidoscope of offers that stand for an expanded understanding of art // in an expanded context. Here art is given scope to take up its task of building bridges between the most diverse people and between art and social issues.
This self-understanding and the ongoing work that builds on it are the starting point for taking up current social and artistic issues in cooperation with artists, cultural producers, residents of the city, and social/cultural institutions.
KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd is an offer from pro mente OÖ
Michaela Keita – Kornfehl keita-kornfehlm at promenteooe.at
Susanne Blaimschein susanne.blaimschein at kunstraum.at
Beate Rathmayr beate.rathmayr at kunstraum.at
Magdlena Klepatsch magdalena.klepatsch at kunstraum.at
Margit Gusenbauer margit.gusenbauer at kunstraum.at kunstraum.at
Ramona Schübl schueblr at promenteooe.at
Michael Pühringer michael.puehringer at kunstraum.at
Franz X. Ruhmanseder
KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd is located since 2008 at the address Goethestraße 30, in the Neustadtviertel neighborhood of Linz, in a residential building. It can be reached by foot from the train station (10 min) and from the Main Square of Linz (10 min).
Directly in front of the entrance to the exhibition/presentation/workshop space there is a bus stop – the stop Humboldtstraße, where the buses 19 and 25 stop.
In total, three exhibition spaces on two levels are available, with an area of about 350 square meters. The spaces on the ground floor (exhibition space and display space) are characterized by full-sized display windows. The lower level, which is windowless, is especially suitable for projections/sound installations.
Co-working Lab [https://www.dorftv.at/video/26295]
City of Respect Trailer [https://www.dorftv.at/video/26252]
Presentation of the Art Award of Honor of the City of Linz [https://www.dorftv.at/video/26184]
Exhibition Opening: My Universe. The World Inside My Head [https://www.dorftv.at/video/26159]
[p]Art. What Does a City of Respect Look Like For Me? [https://www.dorftv.at/video/24355]
Exhibition Opening: Years After Zero. Tea Mäkipää
Art Award of Honor of the City of Linz 2016 for Visual Art and Interdisciplinary Art Forms presented to Susanne Blaimschein and Beate Rathmayr for their work in KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd.
The Art Award of Honor of the City of Linz is presented to a person, a group, an institution, a cultural initiative, and/or an association as recognition for their overall artistic or cultural work, which can be regarded as an outstanding contribution in Linz and Austria. The Art Award of Honor is awarded on the basis of a recommendation from a jury of experts every four years. In November 2016 Beate Rathmayr and Susanne Blaimschein received the Art Award of Honor in the section “Visual Art and Interdisciplinary Art Forms” for their work together KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd, pro mente OÖ. Further award-winners are the Architecture Forum Upper Austria, Dorf TV, Marcus Füreder/Parov Stelar and Walter Pilar.
“With KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd Blaimschein and Rathmayr have been enriching cultural and social life in Linz in a unique way for many years. Their projects productively cross boundaries between art, city district culture, and psycho-social offers. Participation is one of the essential guidelines of their work, from activation methods of visual art all the way to theatric formats. Art in public space and its strategies are an essential part of the activity of KunstRaum, where the projects, exhibitions and events are realized primarily in the polyvocality of teams.
Located in the Neustadt neighborhood of Linz, which is marked by migration, Blaimschein and Rathmayr have developed a conscious way of dealing with this location. Residents are invited to participate and utilize the offers on an equal level with cultural producers, the art scene, and clients of the supporting organization pro mente. Blaimschein and Rathmayr open up possibility spaces again and again for participants and visitors. For Linz they open up not only local cooperations, but also internationally oriented cooperations – for example, in conjunction with EU projects or student exchanges.
Quotations from the jury: “They could make things easier for themselves, but they don’t.” “Without KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd. Linz would be poorer.”
2014 _ City of Cultures 2014 in cooperation with ibuk
2014 _ Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs _ Award for the cultural cooperation “Small Tools for a Large Movement” with the school association of the school Kreuzschwestern in Linz
2012 _ City of Cultures 2012 – in cooperation with ZIKO and Iris Andraschek
2010 _ City of Cultures 2010 – in cooperation with ibuk
City of Diversity – Prize of the City of Linz for Integration and Interculturality – in cooperation with migrare
2008 _ Small State Cultural Prize for Cultural Work Initiatives