Maria Loboda / Monoriten Monastery, Graz, Austria

Festival participation

Maria Loboda’s installation for the courtyard of Minoriten Monastery, a folly whose title references the classic puzzle game Myst (1993), is full of secrets. It is part of the exhibition Church of Ruined Modernity, presented in the framework of the festival Steirischer Herbst '23.  In a garden landscape adorned with laurel trees, the playful, ornamental intelligence of Italian modernism meets the severity of socialist realism. The question arises: What was more important in modernist architecture, the representation of power or its subversion? This is still a mystery, present in Loboda’s installation as rising vapors and gases that refer to the oracle of Delphi.


Maria Loboda will also take part at Artist Talks at Forum Stadtpark
Stadtpark 1, 8010 Graz, on 22 September at 11:00–12:00

21 September to 15 October 2023