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Address: Lendkai 1, Graz 8020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 4331 680179200
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The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural piece de...

The Kunsthaus Graz opened its doors in 2003, the architectural piece de resistance of Graz's year as European Capital of Culture. The biomorphous building designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier-known locally as the Friendly Alien-has since become an attraction for art lovers and the culturally minded from all over the world. But it has also become an essential landmark in the urban identity of the city of Graz. As an exhibition centre for contemporary art, the Kunsthaus exhibits Austrian and international art from 1960 onwards. Its BIX media facade-designed by Berlin designers realities:united-constitutes a unique fusion of architecture and media technology. Effectively a large screen in the middle of the city, it acts as an instrument of art communication.

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For people in the field of arts

If you are interested in modern art, this is definitely the place to go. For art connoisseurs, this building is worth spending half day. Otherwise, it may feel like there are many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kawamura M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in modern art, this is definitely the place to go. For art connoisseurs, this building is worth spending half day. Otherwise, it may feel like there are many other places to see. Artefact in this museum needs lots of training to understand their message they are sending. The exhibition is open to English/German speaking audiences.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe i am not that deep to understand thus art : google searches printed on the walls, nor "Untitled plastic" things nor the unfocused pictures .. Also the price is too high for what i saw (double than a normal entry to a real museum). It was much better the time spent walking on the streets in the old town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is unheard of for a city as preoccupied with its past as Graz, to construct such a radical building squeezed in tightly with the surrounding traditional architecture. This juxtapositioning successfully enhances both the historical charm of its surroundings and its alien otherness. This space is truly contemporary with a forward thinking ideology of not building up a collection, but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry. Not to much. It is very star for short constenlation. The exposition is very common, nothing surpreedent.

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Thank Alvim S
Kalsdorf bei Graz, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great building, but the current 3 exhibitions are really poor, especially the photo exhibition, this building could host greater events

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Green Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a building which catches your eye when walking past or viewed from Schlossberg. However, the art displayed inside takes a lot of imagination to be considered art. There are some interesting displays of rocks and minerals but that's about all. The interior is nearly as interesting as looking at the building from outside. Maybe ok for a rainey... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

They call it "friendly alien" . It is a very modern building and a very good view from outside. I didn;t visit the inside

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The building looks wow , from all angles , looks even better when you see it from the clock tower we did not go inside

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The cafe inside seems to be very popular. It is an ideal place to have a look, rest a little bit and collect information about what's on now.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

No permanent exhibition, the two exhibitions I saw were average and took about 30 minutes to see. There are better museums in Graz.

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