It looks like a blue-skinned blob plopped down in Graz. The denizens of Graz call it the "Friendly Alien," and even its British architects, Colin Fournier and Peter Cook, pronounced it a "Spacelab." One art critic said the building resembled "nothing so much as a bodily organ that's outgrown its hosts," with 16 tubercles or light nozzles illuminating the art galleries inside. Regardless of what the building looks like -- and there's nothing like it in all of Austria -- Kunsthaus is a showcase of modern art on the banks of the River Mur. Look for a series of changing and always cutting-edge exhibitions. These might include everything from "Videodreams: Between the Cinematic and the Theatrical," or "Living in Motion: Design and Architecture for Flexible Dwelling."
- © Frommer's 2013
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