The source of art is discussion.
Therefore Forum Limbach recognizes itself as a relevant platform of communication,
interactionand reflection, which turns the attention
to the boundary of nature and art.
Forum Limbach provides the basic conditions. Every participant is invited to experience
an own personal contact with art and nature and perhaps
thereby enrich this experience with hisparticipation at the official discussions.
Since 2011 in Limbach, the southern part of Burgenland (A), a cultural center began to rise,
serving as a place of contact, research and discussion – FORUM LIMBACH.
Therefore an old farmyard was adapted, where, since then, a new a new building gets constructed
and even the surrounding landscape is created.After the completion (2014)
Forum Limbach will include an exhibition hall, a function room and an archive
to present the steady growing collection.
organizes and documents research, where art strikes nature.
raises appropriate question and provides the basic conditions
for interdisciplinary discussions.
will be focused on art as its primary working vocabulary.
through questions occurring during the research, the forum
leads the participants to the point, where everyone can
find his own, personal answers and his own responsibility.
For that purpose we concentrate on the following fields:
- The annually occurring forum as an area for discussions
- The (artistic) answers in kind of conducted projects and exhibitions.
Actual prints (graphic reproductions): 3000 artworks of international prints, as a permanent and continuously increasing collection, serve
as proposal/stimulation for a further examination.
- In general Forum Limbach also wants to develop new methods in the mediation of the asked question and themes.
Forum Limbach annual:
Through the annual forum attendants have many possibilities to get familiar with the annual theme.
An exhibition should motivate the emotional access to the discussion by offering the guests a place
(the so-called perception-area) to let him sink into an elected artistic position.
The platform, seen as an area of discussion, creates the possibility to extend one`s own experiences
and to share it.
The so-called area of impulse, which accompanies the annual exhibition, should finally emblaze the surrounding.
Through its special location the Forum Limbach – as an area of recreation – invites everybody to
share his perception, his impetus and his experience.
- Forum Limbach takes place once a year during the summer period and lasts 2-3 days.
Personalities of varying disciplines are invited to participate in the acting on the proposed
questions and therefore to also discuss them among themselves.
- The discourse is presented officially and requests interested attendants to contribute at the
formulation of a solution.
- Therefore we provide different settings – like workshops, discussions through the platform
or just a conversation next to the chimney.
The exhibition itself ought to visualize the annual discussion-theme through a characteristic
perspective, which means to be an autonomic contribution to the discussion.
The Questions/the subject for the following year is resulting through the perception and experience
of the whole activity.
Unlike a classical museum − with its main issue based on the presentation of artworks, normally accompanied by short and just overviewing essays as well as exhibition catalogues, mostly in style of a scientific research − Forum Limbach places the personal relationship between the attendants and the artwork itself in the center of its aim.
This means the contact between visitors and artwork is the precondition for
an enduring experience and study of art. Finally it is the examination in place which may enlarge the areas of experience and imagination of the guests. The result is “continuation” instead of “constriction” or “determination” (in the sense of a traditional transfer of knowledge).
This is essential, because art would not unlock itself for the visitors naturally.
Forum Limbach in the place:
Top location: in the southern of Burgernland, A.
7543 Limbach, am Wiesengrund 18
4000m2 natural landscape and 600m2 exhibition space.
Our homepage should be understood as an international platform, which will regularly inform about the actual status of the research, the activities and moreover the collection and
achievable editions online.
In the rooms of the Gallery Stalzer in Vienna, the summer exhibition of the Forum Limbach has its companionship by the pre- and postprocessing of the activities of Limbach.