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On the banks of the Danube
River stories of a city

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  • Exhibition view, On the banks of the Danube. River stories of a city, 2014
  • Exhibition view, On the banks of the Danube. River stories of a city, 2014
  • Exhibition view, On the banks of the Danube. River stories of a city, 2014
  • Exhibition view, On the banks of the Danube. River stories of a city, 2014
  • Exhibition view, On the banks of the Danube. River stories of a city, 2014
  • Exhibition view, On the banks of the Danube. River stories of a city, 2014

The exhibition casts light on the history of the Danube within Linz’s urban area. A 16.2‑kilometre-long stretch of the river abounds with surprising metamorphoses and moments of historical significance. The most exciting among them are at the centre of the show at the Nordico.


The spectrum could hardly be any broader: collapsing bridges and planes that touch down on water, crowned emperors on the run and budding empresses in transit. Activity and industry. Shipyard workers who celebrate the Russian revolution with red flags. Others who launch tankers and submarines. Blueprints for the development of the banks by Messrs Fick, Speer and Hitler.

Stories about people of the Danube, mythical water dwellers, drowned bodies. Analyses of what goes in and what is retrieved. Recommendations how to prepare it. Catastrophes, the terror of ice stacks and inundations. Sports triumphs, swimming hotels and pleasure spots along the river. Dive in.


With works by (selection):

Leo Adler · Peter Arlt/​Klappakademie · Norbert Artner · Rudolf Baschant · Franziska Baernreither · Carl Blumauer · Klemens Brosch · Constantin Damianos · Richard Diller · Albrecht Dunzendorfer · Margit Feyerer-Fleischanderl · Gregor Graf · Irene Gunnesch · Karl Hauk · Karl Hayd · Anton Kehrer · Oskar Kokoschka · Maximilian Koller · Paul Kranzler · Alfred Kubin · Anton Lehmden · Anton Lutz · Johannes Maria Monsorno · Hans Gösta Nagl · Anton Obojes · Monika Pichler · Arnulf Rainer · Ernst Reischenböck · Georg Ritter · Leo Schatzl · Indra Schelble · Klaus Scheuringer · Edith Stauber · Florian Tuercke · Hans Wunder · Franz Xaver


Exhibition architecture: caramel architekten

Videos

*Please understand that we offer our video production in German language only.

On the banks of the Danube. River stories of a city

On the Danube: Video portrait of Pepi Holzer (hobby fisherman)

On the Danube: video portrait of Leo Schatzl (artist)

On the Danube: Video portrait of Friedrich Schwarz (biologist)

On the Danube: Video portrait of Franz Xaver (artist)

On the Danube: Video portrait of Franz Kral (founder of the Linz Water Ski School)

On the Danube: video portrait of Christa Mayrl (landlady of the harbor buffet)

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