Jun 11, 2021



in the light of the current challenges




i and en





And still – IN!
IN-volved right here.


In the past years, we have focused several times on notions of the „in-between” in the scope of the Magic Carpets project. We developed programs in between Innsbruck (openspace) and other platform-members in Lithuania, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Georgia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, France an Latvia. We liaise between local and international artists,  between artists and communities, between different artistic disciplines, as well as between various local, regional and international organisations. Between traditions and the contemporary. Between postponing and cancellations. Between the proposed and the decided. Between the thought and what is voiced. Between spaces and new ways of using them.

Between back then, today and tomorrow.

Between conditions and a plurality of perspectives on them. Between various realities. Between technology, craft and art. Between the local and global challenges of our times.

Between intimacy and the public sphere, your own and those of another, between us and them, me and you – you and you. Between people.

Between moments of silence and thundering noise, closeness and distance. Between hearing and listening. Between looking and seeing!

We are here and IN-volved because we care about what is IN-between!

Artists who are „in-between” are exactly right for us – right where they need to be and they are needed here.

On our way with the flying carpet, we can be found on the streets and in various places between Innsbruck, and Kaunas, Nantes, Schlanders, the island of Hvar and Tiflis. Between Openspcace, Heart of Noise and Basis Space Vinschgau. Between multiple local interventions, processes and the big international closing exhibition where we will finally land (at least for a short while): the „Magic Carpets Landed” exhibition at the opening of Kaunas capital of culture 2022.



Local: Anna Lerchbaumer, Benjamin Tomasi, Stefan Rasberger, Peter Lorenz und anderen.

International:  Carmen Brucic, Martina Moro Jole, Fabian Lanzmaier, Lino Lanzmaier, Georg Wieser.

Collaboration local: Heart of Noise Festval

Collaboration International: Trempolino (Nantes, Frankreich), Kaunas Biennale (Kaunas, Litauen), Tibilisi Photo Festival ( Tbilisi, Georgien), Basis Space ( Schlanders, South Tirol, Italien)

Curated by: Danijela Oberhofer Tonkovic

Organised and implemented: openspace.innsbruck



May – September:

Anna Lerchbaumer Artist in Residence at openspace.innsbruck



15.– 17. June 2021

EPILOGUE /Invisible Cities / Peter Lorenz

Installation in public space



03.- 05. September

Presentation of the artistic work at Heart of Noise Festival

Anna Lerchbaumer  „The Sonic Tribe“ / Audio-visual Installation at Congress, Innsbruck

Benjamin Tomasi “Time is – not – an issue” / Environment 2021. Sound und Objektinstallation. Performance.



4 Years of Magic Carpets – 4 Years IN!BETWEEN

Exhibition Premierentage 2021

And more!



April – July 2021 – Artist in Residence at Trempolino, Nantes

Martina Moro Jole, Fabian Lanzmaier, Lino Lanzmaier


June – August 2021  – Artist in Residence at Kaunas – Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania

Georg Wieser – Xorx


July – August 2021 – Artist in Residence Tbilisi – Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia

Carmen Brucic



05. November 2021 – 23. January 2022

“Magic Carpets Landed”

Magic Carpets international final exhibition at the opening of the Kaunas 2022 European Capital of Cultural with number of Austrian artists: Richard Schwarz, Matthias Krinzinger, Benjamin Tomassi, David Prieth, Peter Lorenz, ludwig technique and more!