Ernst Logar











Understanding Art & Research
University Togji Shanghai, China
BAC Art Center
15 - 31.05.2021

Opening: 14.05.2021

Registration - Hybrid Online Forum


Overview Effect
Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Serbien

Opening: 19.06.2021


Oil, Beauty and Horror in the Petrol Age
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
04.09.2021 - 09.01.2022

Opening: 03.09.2021


Ernst Logar & Heimo Halbrainer
Ort der Unruhe (Place of Unrest) 
Remembering Nazi terror in public space

This artistic action and book presentation in public space sets out to highlight the problem of commemoration, to reflect on the monument, and to probe the background of official commemoration culture by considering today’s Belgier-Kaserne, the former SS barracks. The starting point are the events of May 1945 when the SS had the bodies of those who had been executed and buried on the site of the SS barracks Graz-Wetzelsdorf disinterred to cover up Gestapo crimes in April 1945. This does not appear to have been completely successful, however, with repeated hints and rumors of the bodies of murder victims on the grounds of the barracks.
Ernst Logar, who already examined Nazi crimes at the Feliferhof firing range and the SS barracks Graz-Wetzelsdorf in depth in Den Blick hinrichten (Focusing the Gaze [on executions by the rifle squad]) in 2004, is currently looking at the Gedächtnishain (memorial grove), the new monument erected on the supposed site of the mass graves in 2011. This is a place with many facets: a scene of historical crimes, the last resting place of people who were executed, and a place of memory. It is still not known for sure whether the victims’ remains are actually buried on the grounds. The site has thus equally become a place of probability, uncertainty, and unrest.

7.10., 11:00

Public space outside the Justizanstalt Graz-Jakomini (prison center)
Conrad von Hötzendorf Straße 43
8010 Graz

Free admission

7.10., 12:15

Straßganger Straße 171
8052 Graz

Free admission

Free shuttle bus from Justizanstalt Graz to Belgier-Kaserne and back.

Please register by 5.10. via email:


PCFS "Post Colonial Flagship Store Vienna"
Oct 03 to Nov 23 2014

Mario Asef (ARG)*, Nasrin Abu Baker (ISR/PSE)*, Bernhard Draz (GER)*,
La Vie en Bô/ Agnès Guipont (FRA)*, Sven Kalden (GER)*, Mansour Ciss
Kanakassy (SEN)*, Georg Klein (GER)*, Ingeborg Lockemann (GER)*,
Ernst Logar (AUT), Israel Martinez(MEX)*, Lamyne Mohamad (CMR/FRA)*,
Erik Pauhrizi (INA)*, Joachim Seinfeld (GER)*,Signe Theill (GER)*, Steffi
Weismann (SUI)*, Gudrun F. Widlok (GER/GHA)*

*Artist-in-Residence of quartier21/MQ

The exhibition project Post Colonial Flagship Store (PCFS) tackles the
structures and methods of a new worldwide economic colonialism, presenting
16 artworks in the camouflage of commercial culture. What the colonial
goods store was a hundred years ago is today the global flagship store.
The objects and projects exhibited in the PCFS toy with commercial
identity, reversing the roles or seducing the visitor with modern forms of
colonialism, creating an explicitly post-colonial space – a space in
which we become aware of both the past and the present manifestations of

Exhibition concept: Georg Klein und Sven Kalden

PCFS - Post Colonial Flagship Store
Date: Oct 03 to Nov 23, Tue-Sun 13-19:00, Admission free
Press Tour: Tue, Sept 30, 11:00
Opening: Thu, Oct 02, 19:00
LA VIE EN BÔ (Agnès Guipont) - Sound Intervention
Erik Pauhrizi - Djamu Intervention
Venue: freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL/ MuseumsQuartier Wien

Welcome to Europe - Insha'Allah

VTelouet, Morocco #01, Ernst Logar 2012

In his work designed for Maribor, the 2012 European Capital of Culture,
Ernst Logar makes reference to economic factors and emigration between
North Africa (Morocco) and Europe and broaches the issue of crossing
borders and the exchange of goods.
Rachid, who comes from Telouet, a mountain village in the High Atlas
with a colonial history, was invited to Maribor as part of this. He wanted
to make a statement about the European Union and his economic situation
in a performance, and at the same time, introduce goods from his cultural
area into Europe to sell. The invitation was issued, and the organisation
required time and effort. Nevertheless, Rachid was not able to enter,
because the border was closed.

The installation shows Telouet as a post-colonial village with a mix of
country life, weekly markets and tourism, while also serving as a shop
in which the bureaucratic process of a physical and economic passage
across borders is documented.


Place of Unrest
Screening and panel discussion

The memorial recently built on the premises of today's Belgier barracks in Graz represents a complex historical site where Nazi crimes occurred at the end of the war. In 1945 the SS committed mass shootings at the barracks. The mass graves were located and marked using a recent scientific study, but many questions remain open about how the memorial on the barrack premises should be dealt with in the future.

In his latest film Ernst Logar looks at the historical events directly connected with the Belgier barracks and documents the process of creating the memorial, which was erected in 2011, in order to shed light on the background of the official culture of remembrance.

Place of Unrest (A 2013), R: Ernst Logar, 62 min.

- Heidemarie Uhl, Historian, Austrian Academy of Sciences
- Friedrich Schrötter, Officer, Federal Ministry of Defense and Sports
- Ernst Logar, Artist

Moderation: Adina Seeger, Historian

12.12.2013 7pm

Depot - Kunst und Diskussion
Breite Gasse 3
A-1070 Vienna

in cooperation with


Denkmal für die Verfolgten der NS-Militärjustiz
Ausstellung mit den Wettbewerbsentwürfen zum Denkmal für die Verfolgten der
NS-Militärjustiz am Ballhausplatz.
18. - 24.07.2013

Wettbewerbssieger: Olaf Nicolai "X"
Das 10-köpfige Beurteilungsgremium hat sich am 27. Juni 2013 für das Projekt "X" des deutschen Künstlers Olaf Nicolai entschieden. Stärke, Kraft und intellektueller Überbau des Projektes haben die Jury überzeugt. Insgesamt wurden acht Entwürfe präsentiert. KÖR Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien hat den international geladenen Wettbewerb ausgelobt und ist in der Folge mit der Realisierung beauftragt, mit der noch heuer begonnen wird.

Luis Camnitzer, Claire Fontaine, Vera Frenkel, Johanna und Helmut Kandl, Ernst Logar,
Olaf Nicolai, Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Heimo Zobernig

Depot - Kunst und Diskussion
Breite Gasse 3
A-1070 Wien

Ort der Unruhe
8. May - 8. July 2013

Exhibition View

Opening:: 7.May 7pm

Opening speech: Otto Hochreiter, Director GrazMuseum and Ernst Logar

Sackstraße 18
A-8010 Graz



24. January - 30. March 2013

Anatoliy Babiychuk, Carla Bobadilla, Edward Burtynsky, Elisabeth Czihak, Michael Goldgruber, Birgit Graschopf, Katharina Gruzei, Cornelia Hauer, Ernst Logar, Walter Niedermayr, Markus Oberndorfer, Sascha Reichstein, Thomas Ruff, Margherita Spiluttini, Max Wegscheidler

OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie
Absberggasse 27
A-1100 Vienna

The Public Image
24.11.2012 - 3.2.2013

Opening 24.11.2012 11am

Museum der Moderne Rupertinum
Wiener Philharmoniker Gasse 9
5020 Salzburg


nicht eingelöst
Ernst Logar I memoryPROJECTS
Eva Brunner Szabo 1961–2012 | Gert Tschögl

Thuresday, 22. November 2012, 7pm
Talk: Gerda Lampalzer in conversation with Ernst Logar and Gert Tschögl

Medienwerkstatt Wien
Neubaug. 40a, 1070 Vienna

23.11.2012 - 10.12.2012
Opening times: Fri, Sat, Mon 2pm to 6pm


Welcome to Europe Insha'Allah
October 6, to October 20, 2012

Place: Maribor market square
Vodnikov trg 5, Maribor

Opening hours: Mon - Sat, 10am - 2pm

In his work Welcome to Europe Insha'Allah designed for Maribor 2012 ,
Ernst Logar makes reference to economic factors and emigration between
North Africa (Morocco) and Europe and broaches the issue of the passage
across borders and the exchange of goods.

As part of this, Rachid B., who comes from Telouet, a mountain village in the
High Atlas with a colonial history, has been invited to Maribor. He will make
a statement regarding the European Union and his economic situation in the
form of a performance, and at the same time introduce goods from his
cultural area into Europe to sell.

The installation in Maribor market square in the form of a sea container will show
Telouet as a post-colonial village situated between life on the land, weekly market
and tourism, and act as a sales store in which the bureaucratic process of a physical
and economic passage across borders is documented.

Welcome to Europe Insha'Allah takes up the ideas of borders and culture at
various social systematic levels and places them in the context of the
European Capital of Culture 2012.

Opening 06.10.2012 - Maribor market square

Jasmina Cibic (SLO), Søren Engsted (DK), ILA (A), Beba Fink (A), Klaus-Dieter Hartl (A),
Ernst Logar (A), Klaus Schafler (A), Gustav Troger (A), Vojna (RU)

Curator: Michael Petrowitsch
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark/ Universalmuseum Joanneum


Beneath a Petroliferous Moon
September 28, 2012 to January 6, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m.
Talk/Tour: Saturday, September 29 at 1 p.m., with artists Ernst Logar, Robyn Moody,
and David LaRiviere, and curator Jen Budney

Mendel Art Gallery
950 Spadina Cres E
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3L6,


Welcome to Europe - Insha'Allah
October 6, 2012 to October 20, 2012

In his art installation designed for the Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture celebrations,
Ernst Logar makes reference to economic factors and emigration between North Africa (Morocco)
and Europe in which he broaches the issue of passage across borders and the exchange of goods.
A sea-freight container in Maribor's market square will set the scene for these cross-border passages.

Opening: During the official opening tour* of the Borderline art project

6. Oktober 2012, Meeting point at the installation at about 5 pm

Place: Maribor market square
Vodnikov trg 5, Maribor

Curator: Michael Petrowitsch
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark/ Universalmuseum Joanneum


Kein schöner Land (no country more beautiful)

Work of remembrance - Ernst Logar:
Posters at the community departments
of the district and direct mail to household about the
history of the forced laborers in Murau in the Third Reich.

Murau, 22.6 - 22.7.2012
Opening 22. June 2012, 6pm


Maribor/ Slovenia (European Capital of Culture 2012)
October 2012

Art in public space
Artists: Jasmina Cibic, Vojna, Ernst Logar, Gustav Troger, Beba Fink, ILA, Sören Engsted

Curator: Michael Petrowitsch/ Universalmuseum Joanneum

Press report - Kleine Zeitung


Living together how?

Salzburger Kunstverein
Hellbrunner Straße 3
5020 Salzburg

Wednesday, 25. April 2012, 7 pm


11. 06. - 15.09.2011 |Dobratsch/Dobrac (AT)
Art-action to commemorate the "ban on Jews" climbing Carinthia's Dobratsch in 1921 | Umetniška akcija v spomin na leto 1921, ko je bil judom prepovedan dostop na Koroški Dobrac | Azione artistica in ricordo del divieto agli ebrei di accedere al Dobratsch nel 1921

Participants | SodelujoCi | partecipanti:
Wolfram Kastner (DE), Ernst Logar (AT), Paul Gulda (AT)

Installation "Jewish cottage" - Ernst Logar



Installation view "I"

Based on reflections from Sigmund Freud's The Uncanny, Ernst Logar explores the phenomenon of the border
according to the "ego".
The inner dichotomy of the individual into the familiar and the uncanny corresponds with the dichotomy between what is intrinsic and what is foreign, constants which play a part in the definition of the concept of Heimat. The decisive factor is the boundary between the two areas. The artist draws a virtual boundary, in the form of two parallel boundary lines in red and white, through the town of Klagenfurt. Along this boundary there are posters with concise statements about terms such as "I" and "you", the internal and the external, what is intrinsic and what is foreign, directly addressing the reader and calling for identification. Through the placing of these statements on either side of the boundary, this becomes a mirror, the "I" and "you", so that what is intrinsic and what is foreign become interchangeable. The previously excluding units begin to communicate with each other, allowing for an inner monologue on identification and demarcation.
In his project I [= I in Carinthian dialect], Ernst Logar emphasises the human psychological disposition as a prerequisite for identification and exclusion, and thus for the existence of Heimat, of what is foreign, and the boundary between them. He suggests xenophobia as a possible consequence of the projective abilities of the person who, according to Freud, recognises his own repressed characteristics in the other, and he proposes crossing the boundary as a possibility for mutual understanding - on both a social and a political level. (MF)

23.09.2010 - 28.11.2010
Eröffnung | opening: Mittwoch |, Wednesday 22. September 2010, 19.00 Uhr | 7 pm


Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten | Carinthian Museum of Modern Art
Burggasse 8 / Domgasse
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria



Ernst Logar produces credit card blanks from bioplastics. The credit card is the medium and expression of our present-day systems of economics and values. In this object, the artist symbolically ties together the economic and ecological levels and then proceeds by giving the cards over to a process of natural degradation. In this way, the cards once more turn into soil-and thus a new starting point for ecological growth.

21. August 2010 6pm

13. GLOBArt Academy 2010
Turning Point
19. - 22. August 2010

Monastery Pernegg
3753 Pernegg 1
NÖ Waldviertel, Österreich


Ernst Logar
Selected works (1996 - 2009)

A commitment to deepening our understanding of the past, present and future pervades Ernst Logar's artistic work. Examining contemporary issues in our globalized society, Logar casts light on what is hidden and
collectively suppressed, rendering this visible in a variety of media.

Postcard - Portfolio
18 pces. - 105 x 148 mm
Edition 200


concerns itself with the material money and creates irritating situations
in public space. Between 2009 -2010 various actions and interventions
occur in public space using the material of money. The first events are
to take place in Vienna and in the following months will expand to also
other cities and metropolitan areas.

Past exhibtions and projects



WEDNESDAY 28th of JANUARY 2009 7 P.M.

29.01. - 21.02.2009



30.10. - 18.11.2008

Opening: Wednesday 29 October, 9 pm

Gallery Mikado
Slovenska cesta 6
Ljubljana SI1000

Protest und Widerstand im Eigensinn der Kunst
23. 10. - 22. 11. 2008

Opening: Wednesday 22 October 7- 9 pm

Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 12/1
A-5020 Salzburg


Preview Night
Fri 3 Oct 6 - 8pm

4 Oct - 15 Nov
Open Tues - Sat 9.30-5.30

Artist's Talk
Sat 4 Oct, 2pm

Peacock Visual Arts
21 Castle Street
Aberdeen (UK)

Further information - Invisible Oil


Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 7:30 pm

Otto Hochreiter (Director stadtmuseumgraz)
Dr. Heimo Halbrainer (CLIO)
Ernst Logar (Artist)

17 September 2008 - 29 March 2009
Tue - So: 10 am - 6 pm
stadtmuseumgraz, Sackstraße 18, A-8010 Graz

Further informationen - Den Blick hinrichten


Opening: Friday 19 January, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Gallery Opening Times:
20 January - 18 March 2007
Monday - Saturday 10am - 8:30pm
Sunday 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Plymouth Arts Center
38 Looe Street
Plymouth PL4 OEB

Further information:
SLOW- Invitation und SLOW- Program (PDF- Files - 160 KB/ 460KB)



Ernst Logar
Non Public Spaces

5. - 9. December 2006
Opening: 4. December 2006, 12:30

Opening Times
Tue - Sun, 10:00-18:00

Current works and that what lies behind
Lecture by Ernst Logar: 7. December 2006, 16:30
RAIOSHA Symposium Space

Keio Research Center for the Liberal Arts
Keio University
Hiyoshi 4-1-1, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama
Kanagawa, 223-8521 Japan

further informationen - Non Public Spaces


MAK NITE © Tuesday, 10.10.2006 / 8pm

Uncanny Carinthia
an Aktion evening by Ernst Logar

On the occasion of the carinthian anniversary of the referendum of October 10th, 1920, Ernst Logar has realized an evening which raises the issue of the phenomenon of the split identity within austrian/slowenian Carinthia
as well as Carinthia's historic events and todays political relation to the subject.

Panel discussion to the topic "Being carinthian!"

Trautl Brandstaller political scientist, publicist
Lojze Wieser publisher, editor, publicist, spokesperson for the initiative
"Pro Kärtnten"
Stefan Karner historian, since 2005 presenter of "Kärnten-Konsenses"
Presentation: Peter Huemer journalist and editor

Concept and video installation: Ernst Logar

With the contribution of the Choir of the Slowenian Students in Vienna
Richard Amon (choirmaster)

MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna


Ernst Logar - Non Public Spaces

20. April - 05. May 2006

Opening: 19 April 2006, 7pm
Opening times: Mo - Fr, 3 - 7pm

Kunstraum Lakeside
Lakeside Science&Technology Park
Lakeside B02
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

sponsored by:



Niclas Anatol, Theres Cassini, Ernst Logar, Ina Loitzl Kropiunik, Tita Ruben, Anna Rubin, Katarina Schmidl

30.11. - 18.12.2005

Mestna galerija Ljubljana/ City Art Museum Ljubljana
Mestni trg 5
SI 1000 Ljubljana

invitation card - pdf file (731KB)

"Vedno je obstajalo tu in ne zgolj v pripovedih o preteklosti"

Ernst Logar raziskuje s svojo instalacijo kot osrednjim elementom zgodovino gradu Katzenstein v slovenskih Begunjah.
Grad, v neposredni bližini meje z avstrijsko Koroško, je v letih 1941 - 1945 Gestapu služil kot zapor za talce.
Na tem obmocju so zabeležili povecano aktivnost partizanov, na katero so nacionalsocialisti odgovorili s povracilnimi ukrepi
nad civilnim prebivalstom.
Psihiatricni oddelki begunjske bolnišnice danes zavzemajo prostore nekdanjega zapora.

"It was always present, not only in stories about the past"

With his installation as a central element, Ernst Logar picks out the history of the Katzenstein castle situated in Begunje, Slovenia. The castle, in the immediate proximity of the Carinthian borders, served the Gestapo as a prison for their hostages between 1941 and 1945.
This area has registered strengthened partisan resistance and guerrilla activity which was dealt by the National Socialists
with repressive retaliatory measures against the civilians of this area.
Today the psychiatric units of Begunje hospital occupy rooms of the former prison.

Plakat Begunje
Placard (63x45cm)- Gorenjski Muzej Kranj



Ernst Logar - Non Public Spaces

16 - 19 September 2005

Opening: 16 September 2005 6pm - 8pm, Skylight Gallery
Opening times: Fri, Mon 10 -5, Sat 12 - 4pm, Sun by appointment only - call 07946387732

50 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD Nearest tube: London Bridge
email: - tel: 020 7357 6600

Skylight gallery
Delfina Studio Trust, London 2005 - Skylight Gallery