live art. prevent war.

"heritage day 2023" at "The Pit / Die Grube"
Sunday, September 24, 2023 / Opening hours: 10:00 am to ~6.30 pm

"live art. prevent war." is the theme of the "heritage day 2023" in "The Pit / Die Grube". Even if only for a moment, it is especially important now and on this occasion to give space to the voice of Art.

An unmistakable statement/manifesto in this regard is the large-scale sculpture "Die Waffen nieder !" (Lay down your arms !) by Zenita Komad, which was erected especially for this purpose. Through the use of a drone, the text of the artwork is both visible to visitors on site and globally available at the same time via livestream.


Zenita Komad, "Die Waffen nieder !“ (Lay down your arms !), 2023 © archive studio noever

Die Waffen nieder! by Zenita Komad
Planning and implementation by Basilis Neururer and Florian Altenburg
with friendly support from Hubertus Orsini-Rosenberg

Intervention „Die Waffen nieder! / Lay Down Your Arms !" in „The Pit / Die Grube“ on the occassion of "live art. prevent war / Heritage Day 2023".

„Die Waffen nieder!“ is a quote by the peace activist Bertha von Suttner, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905. This intervention is one of 3 public space installations on the same topic by the artist Zenita Komad: MMKK, Klagenfurt „Der Krieg ist aus!“ (feb 7 - may 19, 2024). KULTUM, Graz „Nie wieder Krieg!“ (feb 3 - may 24, 2024).


Pocketbook "live art. prevent war" 
(99x147mm, 44 pages, ISBN 978-3-200-09389-8, protection fee € 10,-) with statements of selected selected artists and philosophers as well as a map and the program.erg