We wish to thank our patrons, sponsors and partners for the successful cooperation and for their support:

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‘For 100 years our company has been the energy of Styria. The actions of our team determine not only infrastructure and security of supply, they also ensure the economic, cultural and social development of our region, above all. This exhibition shows several facets of this. We are using our centenary jubilee not only to take a look into the mirror of the past; our focus is on the future – so as to be able to utilise fully the challenges of digitalisation, the spirit of innovation and sustainability jointly with our 600,000 customers. We are pleased to be on board as partners of SHOWING STYRIA.’

Christian Purrer, Spokesman for the Management Board
Martin Graf, Management Board

‘For many years, GRAWE has contributed to supporting art and culture as a matter of conviction. In this spirit, we gladly support SHOWING STYRIA 2021 as the exhibition of our region.’

Klaus Scheitegel, Director General


‘Raiffeisen supports SHOWING STYRIA, which is dedicated to the present, past and future of our region. The Raiffeisen banks also contribute in part to the identity of Styria through the firm roots they have made economically and socially in the various regions. The culture and history of a region shape its inhabitants, forming the basis for new ideas and actions. For this reason, we are pleased to enable all our customers to visit SHOWING STYRIA free of charge.’

Martin Schaller, Director General

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‘With SHOWING STYRIA we are able proudly to present the province’s new exhibition format. 15 years after the last regional exhibition, we are thus closing a gap in Styrian cultural life with a show taking place every two years, starting in 2021. Linking up with the tradition in Styria of large exhibition formats, we have re-interpreted this in a form that looks to the future. With SHOWING STYRIA, we set out to reflect on essential social issues, to critically question them, developing new perspectives. Guided by artistic engagement, this opens up the chance for us to appraise regularly our situation.’

Christopher Drexler, Regional Councillor for Culture

Project partner

‘The new format of SHOWING STYRIA shows in impressive fashion the history of our region, taking up current and critical themes and posing interesting questions for the future. Graz is a city experiencing strong growth – it aspires to innovation and progress. For the ‘regional exhibition’, future-oriented themes are devised, which will also be particularly important for municipalities. Supporting SHOWING STYRIA means an investment in working through elementary questions about what once was, how things are, who we are, and what will be.’

Günter Riegler, City Councillor for Culture


‘As Styria’s largest communal services company, Holding Graz is not only responsible for making sure that the infrastructure of public life functions properly for the citizens of Graz; it bears primarily social responsibility too, as embedded in its company mission. Concerning sponsorship of the arts in particular, we see it as a key role as Holding Graz to present and make accessible the city’s culture with all its varied themes to the broader public and to all age groups equally. For this reason, it is our particular pleasure to be allowed to support SHOWING STYRIA as a partner.’

Wolfgang Malik, CEO

‘The broad range covered by the four exhibition titles and locations will offer comprehensive insight into the complexity of Styria – thus surely providing the occasion for an intense exchange of ideas, whether in the exhibitions themselves or in the Café Grün in the Folk Life Museum. For all those not from Graz, the mobile pavilion, which will be touring Styria, is an ideal chance to partake in this pleasurable presentation of Styria. To all those visitors, whether locals or guests to the city, or at the pavilion location, I wish an intense experience of the exhibition, which will certainly inspire them to take a holiday in Styria, as well.’

Erich Neuhold, Managing Director

‘We are proud of the fact that the premiere of the regional exhibition in its new and future-oriented format will to a considerable extent be staged in Graz. We invite you to ask yourself the four main questions of this exhibition as you stroll from one exhibition venue to the next. Whether one chooses the route through or over the Schlossberg, one will perceive the city directly, in any event coming closer to the questions of ‘what was’, ‘how it is’, ‘what will be’ and ‘who we are’. It is certainly worthwhile taking time for the route, too!’

Dieter Hardt-Stremayr, Managing Director

Main media partners

Main media partner Print
Kunsthaus Graz and
History Museum

Main media partner Print
Folk Life Museum

Other media partners