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special website of the austrian political artist & activist Matthias Laurenz Gräff

DEAR INTERESTED VISITORS, THIS SPECIAL WEBSITE PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF MY POLITICAL ACTIVITIES. ON THE ONE HAND, IT INCLUDES MY POLITICAL AND SOCIALLY CRITICAL PAINTINGS WHICH ARE WELL USED BY INTERNATIONAL MAGACINES, BLOGS AND BOOKS, AND AS WELL AS MY NON-PARTISAN AND PRIVATE POLITICAL PLATFORM "DIALOG IM KAMPTAL" (DIALOGUE IN KAMPTAL) WITH WELL-KNOWN PERSONALITIES FROM AUSTRIAN POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY, WHICH I ORGANIZE TOGEHTER WITH GEORGIA KAZANTZIDU IN MY ART-STUDIO "ATELIER GRÄFF" IN GARS AM KAMP, AUSTRIA.

Dialogue in Kamptal (Dialog im Kamptal), Philipp Jauernik, Hannes Swoboda, Emil Brix, Eric Frey, Matthias Laurenz Gräff and Georgia Kazantzidu (2020)

 "IN MY EXPERIENCE, HISTORY AND POLITICS ARE TWO COMMUNICATING VESSELS THAT MAKE UP OUR SOCIETY, ONE IS THE CONNECTION TO OUR ALL BEGINNING, THE OTHER IS OUR TASK TO COMPETE WITH EACH OTHER. IT IS A POSITIVE TASK FOR SOCIETY TO POLITICIZE ITSELF. I SEE THE GROWING POLITICAL DISAFFECTION AS SOMETHING FRIGHTENING, BECAUSE POLITICS IS THE RESULT AND THE BENCHMARK OF OUR COEXISTENCE. AN UNION OF PEOPLE, 'LIMITLESS' IN ALL OF OUR EUROPE, FREE FROM DESTRUKTIVE NATIONAL ATAVISMS AND RESSENTIMENTS, A HOARD OF THE SPIRIT, ALSO IN THE PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECT OF A SELF-KNOWLEDGE TO BE CREATED TOGETHER. IT IS A TASK TO SHAPE EUROPE - A LIGHT OF THE WORLD - TO TAKE IT'S HISTORY, IT'S EXISTENCE AND IT'S POLITICS TOGETHER AS A RESPONSIBILITY, AND TO GENUINELY MAKE THE BEST OUT OF IT, BE IT IN THE ARTS, SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION, IN A SOCIAL BALANCE, ETHICS AND A COMMON AESTHETIC OF THINGS AND BEING. IT IS A 'GUILT' TO OUR ANCESTORS, WHICH WE ALL HAVE, BECAUSE OUR RIGHTS, POSSIBILITIES AND FREEDOM COULD ONLY BE SNATCHED FROM THE TYRANTS BLOODY. THERE IS A PERMANENT WORK BEFORE ALL OF US, BECAUSE THE REALISATION OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU: "MAN IS BORN FREE, AND HE IS IN CHAINS EVERYWHERE", SHOULD BE A REMINDER TO US TO PRESERVE OUR ACHIEVEMENTS TOGETHER AND NOT TO BETRAY THEM ON THE BASIS OF PERSONAL GAIN".

 

- MATTHIAS LAURENZ GRÄFF


Mag art Matthias Laurenz Gräff

Academic painter • Private Historian • Political activist