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The Life of Public Sculpture in Göttingen

October 26, 2013


As part of the opening of the exhibition If Mind Were All There Was on Sunday October 26th in Kunstverein Göttingen we join in a tour around the Kunstverein. The tour represents a ‘random’ selection of public art works in the inner city, focusing on the sometimes troubled, sometimes joyful and often slightly anachronistic lives […]

Salon 2: On initiative and public

November 3, 2011


Where does the initiative for public art come from, besides government policies? Artists and other parties can and do take the initiative for art projects in public space – in Berlin so more than in other places – either to seek out a wider audience or to seek opportunities for showing themselves. What are the […]

Planning the second Salon: on Initiative and Public

October 28, 2011


Working lunch with the ABA-team (Susanne, Ilka and Aleksander), diligently planning the next salons. My outline: In the programme of ABA meetings I hope to shed light on a few questions (see also post on First Observations). First I feel there is a sense of urgency in terms of the future of public art. This […]

First observations

October 10, 2011


Berlin’s public art and the way it is organised seems to gravitate around three notions: 1. A long, vast tradition of art commissions for public buildings (Kunst am Bau), organised in competitions. For the smaller commissions mostly local artists are invited, for the larger ones more well known but still predominantly German artists. A few […]