Castle St. Martin, Graz 2018

In May 2018 the educational center Castle St. Martin presented the exhibition Innensichten in a former coal cellar. Also for the first time the air raid shelter was used as an art space. Images of the paintings installed there were transmitted via webcam to the coal cellar.

“With this exhibition we bring a piece of Graz history into the current moment and illuminate the historical context around the construction of the shelter. Stocker’s art recalls that which is forgotten, which is fitting in this year of commemoration,” emphasizes Anna Thaller, the director of Schloss St. Martin. She continues, “Comfort is not Stocker’s thing: his paintings challenge us to reflect; they refer to the subtle shades as well as the tarnished and dark spots of history and their lasting effects into the present day.”