JOUR FIXE with Karl Stocker
"no risk no fun"
"NO RISK NO FUN"
Walter Benjamin asserted in the thirties that visitors should leave exhibitions not "more knowing" but "smarter". This challenge can be overcome by elaborating interesting and exceptional thematic questions and approaches, by attaching new contextualizations to presented stories and exhibits, by consulting and integrating themes and methods of various disciplines, and last but not least by the way exhibitions excel in humour and irony.
Karl Stocker, born in 1956, Dr. phil., degrees in History and Ethnology, lecturer at Karl Franzens University Graz, University of Arts Berlin and Yildiz University Istanbul, 1988 qualification as a professor, 1990 founder and leader of BISDATO, 1996/97 university professor at University Kassel, 2000 professor for Information Design at the University of Applied Sciences (FH Joanneum) in Graz, since 2005 Head of Department Information Design, since 2006 Head of Master Programme Exhibition & Museum Design.
Wallfahrt. Wege zur Kraft (Steirische Landesausstellung 1994), Museum im Alten Zeughaus (Bad Radkersburg 1998), Verkehr (Steirische Landesausstellung 1999), Berg der Erinnerungen (Graz Kulturhauptstadt Europas 2003), absolutely free (Graz 2009)