Ich bin ein Reisender – KUNST.KOFFER

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Hauptstraße 20
4360 Grein
  • Sun, 30.06. 11:00 - 20:00
  • Mon, 01.07. 15:00 - 20:00
  • Tue, 02.07. 15:00 - 20:00
  • Wed, 03.07. 15:00 - 20:00
  • Thu, 04.07. 15:00 - 20:00
  • Fri, 05.07. 15:00 - 20:00
  • Sat, 06.07. 11:00 - 20:00
  • Sun, 07.07. 11:00 - 18:00

A suitcase can be a place for safekeeping the past, and can be seen as synonymous to the existential questions of “where do I come from and where am I going?” That’s why the suitcase was chosen for transporting the 50-year history of Lebenshilfe Oberösterreich to a broader public in the form of an art project. Clients and colleagues were invited to individually design 50 suitcases. They filled them with biographical objects as well as dreams and wishes. Lovingly decorated and embroidered, the suitcases become little treasure chests. They tell the touching personal stories of the people that have been accompanied by Lebenshilfe OÖ over the years and give insight into the fascinating universes of their creators.

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A suitcase can be a place for safekeeping the past, and can be seen as synonymous to the existential questions of where do I come from and where am I going?That’s why the suitcase was chosen for transporting the 50-year history of Lebenshilfe Oberösterreich to a broader public in the form of an art project. Clients and colleagues were invited to individually design 50 suitcases. They filled them with biographical objects such as toys, childhood photos or small everyday items. Dreams and secret wishes can also be found in the form of postcards and magazine clippings in the suitcases.

The pieces displayed often stand in direct correlation to experienced events. Sometimes they’re a wild assortment of small objects that either grew on their creators over time or which represent their happy memories.

Lovingly decorated and embroidered, the suitcases become little treasure chests. They tell the touching personal stories of the people that have been accompanied by Lebenshilfe OÖ over the years and give insight into the fascinating universes of their creators.

Following the initial exhibition in June at the Mariendom in Linz, the suitcases will travel throughout Upper Austria, stopping at numerous stations.

The exhibition is opened until July 14.

Following the initial exhibition in June at the Mariendom in Linz, the suitcases will travel throughout Upper Austria, stopping at numerous stations.

Artists

Lebenshilfe Oberösterreich was founded on October 21, 1969 in Vöcklabruck. It has been supporting the self-determination of people with disabilities for 50 years, and strives for an inclusive society, in which all people can be equal members. Originally started as a parent initiative, Lebenshilfe OÖ has developed into the largest disability aid institution in the country.

Today it runs 41 work stations and 51 high-support accommodations. More than 1,850 people with mental disabilities are attended to by around 1,400 staff members.

With support from Schlager GmbH.

Photo: Lebenshilfe OÖ

 

No reservation needed for this event!