During the Designmonat Graz, Schloss Hollenegg will open its doors to host its annual design exhibition in the historical rooms of the castle. East to West will run from Saturday, 7 May to Sunday, 29 May 2022 and will focus on the influence that east and west have always had on each other.
In Schloss Hollenegg there are hundreds of displaced objects, which were brought back - many from the far East - as precious souvenirs, and symbols of taste and status. Some still appear exotic, while others have become so embedded in the fabric of the castle, it is almost impossible to tell when they were acquired and where they came from.
Twenty designers have been invited by curator Alice Stori Liechtenstein, to present objects that tell stories of movement and displacement, and are testimonies of the constant and valuable cross pollination between cultures. Placing objects from different parts of the world - old and new - next to each other, enables unusual connections; it also allows the visitors to appreciate different aspects of the castle’s collection and discover new design talents.
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