In the Press

“Degot maintains the high standard of her work seemingly effortlessly in this 56th year of the festival.”

“steirischer herbst has consistently been one of Europe’s most experimental, historiographic and politically forward art events.”
Metropolis M

“Once again, steirischer herbst succeeds in reflecting on current political issues in an artistically intelligent and thematically intricate way. A visit to Graz is worth it.”

“Must See: steirischer herbst”

“In the clever productions of Humans and Demons, however, there is always humor—demonic laughter, perhaps, though still human.”

“steirischer herbst, it works and works well.”
Kleine Zeitung

“The festival has strengthened its status as harbinger of avant-garde art.”
Le Quotidien de lʼArt

“Moral judgment—that’s the clever twist at this year’s steirischer herbst—we should pass ourselves.”

“steirischer herbst under director Ekaterina Degot is a guarantor for a ‘dissident voice in art.’”
Salzburger Nachrichten

“Every year, steirischer herbst has a clear concept with a common thread, and this year is no exception.”

“It’s great that steirischer herbst is finally controversial again.”
Kronen Zeitung

“Ekaterina Degot [...] has given one of the oldest European festivals for the visual and performing arts a new voice and a new relevance.”

“The history of modernism’s failure [...] is reflected in different ways in this intelligent and intricate group exhibition [Church of Ruined Modernity].”
​Camera Austria

“…a collection of – sometimes truly excellent – works about political violence and memory.”

“While the task set up by the curatorial team behind Humans and Demons is not an easy one, it is certainly one that we can all learn from: to recognize and make room for the flawed and resilient nature of humanity.”
​Berlin Art Link