selected 2018
out of the frame

the exhibition

By designing an exhibition within an exhibition, curator Alexa Holzer is creating  a temporary symbiosis. “Out of the Frame” is a short term resident at Neue Galerie Graz of Universal Museum Joanneum. Staging a fine selection of cutting-edge trends in furniture and product design, the show opens up a dialogue between art and design. 80 pieces of interior and product design will face portraits of 200 years in this special set up.

SELECTED 2018 assembles yet again designers from seventeen nations worldwide showing independent works and such commissioned for renowned design labels. Apart from unusual creations manufactured of wood and ceramics the visitor encounters objects made of glass fibre and organic materials. By introducing amorphous forms, decomposing geometric structures and creating raw and simple shapes, the show focuses on current innovative pieces of the design industry.

Alexa Holzer on the creative concept of SELECTED, which was first staged in 2012: „Design reflects change and the evolution of societies. Design is usability translated into form, shaping the stylistics of its time. An object turns unique through the mindful combination of material, colour, form and function.“
Hence the chosen works are no more than two years old. They have already been introduced to the market, as internationally awarded product studies, prototypes and innovative concepts.



of SELECTED 2018 and Designmonat Graz

Friday 4 May 2018 | Joanneumsviertel Graz 19.30

Over the years the Designmonat Festival Opening is the kick-off event for the renowned contemporary interior and product design exhibition SELECTED. The opening attracts international guests, the local design community and design enthusiasts to celebrate the beginning of a month full of workshops, events, exhibitions and talks around the cutting edge topics of creativity and innovation. Right in the heart of the city hosted by the Portrait Collection of the Neue Galerie Graz in Universal Museum Joanneum, “SELECTED 2018 – Out of the Frame” will showcase the latest outstanding works of international product and interior designers and labels.

Mark the date and be our guest, it’s definitely the place to be on Friday, 4th of May!


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opening hours / Duration


05 May - 03 June 2018

Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 20.00
Guided Tour: Wednesday 18.00


Exhibition Address

Neue Galerie Graz,
8010, Graz