curatorial work, exhibition design, film editing, graphic design, production managment and construction coordination
DI Gerald Oitzinger
project manager: Thomas Neumair
curator: Hannes Etzlstorfer
I was invited by Österreichische Bundesforste to design an exhibition about the end of the Austrian-Hungarian empire and the transition to the first republic of Austria, which was a quite decisive event in austrian history a 100 years ago.
The exhibition is called "Karl & Zita - im Schatten der Geschichte". Karl and Zita were the last imperial couple of Austria. They resided in Schloss Eckartsau - which was private property of the Habsburg family back then - the months before they were exiled by the end of the First World War.
Within the interactive exhibition space visitors can explore the different characters and ambiguities of this turbulent episode during the first world war theirselves. Having worked on the future for so many years now, diving back into history reminded me of the historic and cultural heritage one should always embrace when working on contemporary challenges and exploring future alternatives.