The exhibition, which combines visual art, music and social issues related to Austria, focuses on the position of the woman, artist and activist Ceija Stojka – currently one of the most sought-after Austrian artists on the international art scene. Her visual oeuvre is composed of images with a personal reference to her history as a child before, during and after the National Socialist era.
Her diaries, which have not yet been published, provide a personal perspective on contemporary history in Austria at the end of the 20th century. The aim of the project within the framework of the Capital of Culture 2024 is to present this position in a European and international context and to create a view beyond the end of one’s nose. Accompanying the exhibition there will be a film program, a talk and a music event.
The “Artist-in-Residence” of the Cultural Capital 2024 will set a focus on the topic of contemporary history in Ebensee during the months of June-August 2024. Optionally, a festival in Obertraun is being considered.