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LINZ TEXAS A City Relates
An exhibition by Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture in cooperation with the Architekturzentrum Wien

Location: Architekturzentrum Wien - Old hall
Exhibition: 12 June 2008 - 08 September 2008
Opening: Wednesday 11 June 2008, 6pm
Tickets: EUR 5,00 / EUR 3,50 reduced

Opening speakers
Dietmar Steiner, Director Az W
Martin Heller, Artistic Director of Linz09
Angelika Fitz, Curator
Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, Executive Councillor for Culture and Science, Vienna
Franz Dobusch, Mayor of Linz

The Exhibition
The capital of the federal state of Upper Austria, Linz, is a prototypical middle-sized town. It also occupies a position in the middle between industry and culture, between economic hotspot and natural setting, and making use of Vienna and Salzburg as major tourist destinations, the town has recently shown a remarkable talent for reinventing itself. Linz is to be European Capital of Culture in 2009. This calls for a new profile. Who can Linz learn from and what can others learn from Linz? What does Linz have in common with Madrid, Wolfsburg or Seattle? Which of its attributes are shared with Moscow, Manchester or Davos? An urban road movie — to the end of the world — is looking for the answer.

The aim pursued by the exhibition LINZ TEXAS is a daring one. 'A City Relates' alludes to individual facets and attributes of the town that link Linz to both obvious and apparently absurd aspects of other towns and cities. With this concept an emphatic and atmospheric reading is suddenly opened that goes well beyond previously known methods of representing a town. The result is an adventurous profusion of comparisons intended to refresh the view of the city of Linz and its affinities, and to inspire the imagination.

Concept: Angelika Fitz, Az W/Dietmar Steiner, Linz09/Martin Heller
Curator: Angelika Fitz
Exhibition architecture: arquitectos/Heidi Pretterhofer
Graphic design: MVD Austria/Barbara Eisenköck, Michael Rieper, Christine Schmauszer
Assistant curator: Christina Nägele
Project coordination Az W: Katharina Ritter
Project coordination Linz09: Gudrun Wallenböck

LINZ TEXAS A City Relates
© 2008 Springer-Verlag/Vienna
editors: Angelika Fitz, Martin Heller
layout: MVD Austria / Michael Rieper, Georg Skerbisch, Christine Schmauszer
available in English and German editions

Exhibition at the stadtmuseumgraz

LINZ TEXAS A City Relates
25.09. – 02.11.2008
Opening: Wed 24.09.2008, 7pm, at the stadtmuseumgraz

Public Funding

Geschäftsgruppe Stadtentwicklung und Verkehr
Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
Geschäftsgruppe Kultur und Wissenschaft

Grants from Linz09
Stadt Linz
Land Oberösterreich
Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
Europäische Union

© MVD Austria 

Permanent Exhibition

LINZ TEXAS A City Relates

Press Release:
LINZ TEXAS A City Relates

The Exhibition

Opening event

E-Shop Products:
Catalogue: LINZ TEXAS Eine Stadt mit Beziehungen

Catalogue: LINZ TEXAS A City Relates

Linz 2009 Kulturhauptstadt


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