However, Hannes Egger is not only a concept artist. For several years now, he has served as the artistic director of the “Lana Live” festival, a cultural festival that is dedicated to the transdisciplinary and monothematic study of Lana and the surrounding region and takes place each year at several, sometimes unusual, locations. Music, performances, exhibitions, lectures and many other events are held at places like churches, industrial parks or,
like this year, in the residential areas of Lana. Moreover, Hannes Egger is one of the editors of “Kulturelemente”, a magazine that is published several times a year and addresses both political and art-related topics. He has acted as a curator for several exhibitions, developed concepts for museums for locations such as the Marienberg abbey and is currently working on a concept for Castel Tirolo.
Hannes Egger’s work rarely includes references to the region he comes from; his pieces are no classic regional art, but, as he says, Lana is the place to be for him: not too big, not too loud, not too busy. This is where he has his family, a dog, a garden, four chickens and, last but not least, the mountains, which make your legs grow heavy, but clear your mind.