Peter Weibel

Neue Galerie Graz
Joanneumsviertel, access Kalchberggasse
September 25–November 21

Widely known as a new-media theorist and curator, Peter Weibel also played an important role in the history of European Conceptualism, and this survey of his early work (1964 to 1979) follows Weibel’s trajectory from concrete poetry though performance art with the Viennese Actionists to closed-circuit video and interactive computer installations. In dialogue with the history of science, structuralism, and poststructuralism throughout his career, Weibel at once positioned the body as an overdetermined sign and explored the social effects of surveillance. His later video installations highlighted the new medium’s function within emerging models of observation and control. The catalogue includes essays by Boris Groys, Ursula Frohne, and others.