KiG! Kultur in Graz Insurgent Flows.​ Exhibition

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Marina Gržinić und Aina Šmid, Dissident Histories (2022), exhibition view, Loža Gallery, Koper, photo: Ernest Ženko

The mixed-media installation Insurgent Flows. reflects on death and history after World War II. The wars of the present and recent past have entirely changed geopolitical relations. The capitalist imperial powers of the United States and its NATO allies, along with various regional powers, have destroyed Africa (Libya), the Middle East (Iraq), and Afghanistan with colonial appetites. Social and political space is disintegrating under the pressure of global capitalism. The recent “crises” fuel the perpetuation of the history of racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, sexism, and homo- and transphobia. They lead to a situation characterized by cruel erasure, displacement, discrimination, humiliation, and the denial of the rights of racialized people, migrant people, refugees, LGBTQI+ people, sex workers, and many others.


KiG! Kultur in Graz
Lagergasse 98a
8020 Graz
Wed–Fri 16:00–19:00
23.9., 24.9., 14:00–18:00
30.9., 16:00–20:00 and by appointment

Free admission

20.9., 19:00

30.9., 16:00–20:00
Asma Aiad, Anna Campbell, Jill H. Casid, Marina Gržinić, Tjaša Kancler, Ines Mahmoud, Bogdan Popa, Jovita Pristovšek
Encounters to Oppose the Colonial Divide
Performance and talk
Curated by Anita Hofer and Eva Ursprung

Concept: Marina Gržinić, Tjaša Kancler, Jovita Pristovšek

Artists: Jill H. Casid, Bojan Đorđev, Marina Gržinić, Siniša Ilić, Tjaša Kancler, Jovita Pristovšek

A coproduction with Piran Coastal Galleries, Conviviality as Potentiality (FWF-PEEK AR679), the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and Photon Gallery, Ljubljana/Vienna
Supported by the City of Graz–Department of Culture, Province of Styria–Department of Culture, and BMKÖS
A cooperation in the context of steirischer herbst ʼ23


Kultur in Graz (KiG), Lagergasse 98 a, A-8020, Graz

30.09.2023, Saturday

16.00 to 20.00

Encounters: to oppose the colonial divide

Performative talks and interventions

Departing from the reflection of the topic of death and history after World War II the aim is to think against enduring processes of systematic violent acts that cut through the present time. Or the aim is to COUNTER the systematic violent acts and horror chronologies.


Asma Aiad, Ines Mahmoud (Vienna)

Anna Campbell (USA)

Jill H. Casid (USA)

Bogdan Popa (Romania)

with Marina Gržinić, Tjaša Kancler and Jovita Pristovšek



Kultur in Graz (KiG)

Lagergasse 98 a

A – 8020 Graz


Insurgent Flows.

Thriving of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Queer and Trans Vitalities.

White Topographies of Coercion and Emancipation.

Curators: Anita Hofer, Eva Ursprung

Authors of the exhibition and of the symposium: Marina Gržinić, Tjaša Kancler, Jovita Pristovšek

Positions in the exhibition: Marina Gržinić, Tjaša Kancler, Jovita Pristovšek, Jill H. Casid, Bojan Đorđev, Siniša Ilić

Cameo appearance: Anita Hofer, Eva Ursprung

Positions in the symposium: Asma Aiad, Ines Mahmoud, Anna Campbell, Jill H. Casid, Bogdan Popa

with Marina Gržinić, Tjaša Kancler and Jovita Pristovšek

Leafleat concept: Marina Gržinić, Jovita Pristovšek

Print run: 200

Thanks to: Mara Ambrožič Verderber, Maria Pallier, Dejan Sluga, Martina Vovk

Special thanks: Aina Šmid, Anita Hofer, Eva Ursprung and all the members of KiG, Bojan Radovič / Luminus

In charge of KiG: Anita Hofer

Production exhibition support by: Piran Coastal Galleries (Slovenia); Conviviality as Potentiality (FWF-PEEK AR679) at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; Photon Gallery, Ljubljana / Vienna

Graz 2023


Asma Aiad is a conceptual artist, activist and co-founder of Salam Oida. In her various works such as “This is not a headscarf” or “(Un)Seen Sacred Spaces” she deals with her Muslim identity in Austria and Europe and issues such as discrimination, representation and art.

Ines Mahmoud is a UI/UX designer and content creator from Graz. She is co-founder of Salam Oida and has extensive experience as UI/UX designer, especially in public and healthcare projects for one of the world’s largest IT companies.

Anna Campbell’s sculptures, installations, and ephemera mine history and queer desire. Campbell’s most recent solo exhibition, Dress Rehearsal for a Dream Sequence, was on view at Participant, Inc in New York in 2022.

Jill H. Casid, theorist, historian and artist, is a Professor of Visual Studies in the Departments of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Casid is completing Necrolandscaping, the first part of a two-book project on Form at the Edges of Life.

Bogdan Popa is a researcher at the Center for Cultural Innovation and Creativity at Transilvania University of Brasov. Popa is an intellectual historian specializing in the history of ideas in 19th and 20th century Europe. His last book is De-Centering Queer Theory: Communist Sexuality in the Flow During and after the Cold War (Manchester University Press, 2022).