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PAM 2018 Book Launch ‘A City Curating Reader’

A City Curating Reader
Public Art Munich 2018

Book Launch
Saturday, 1 December 2018, 17:00–20:00
Kunstraum München
Holzstraße 10 Rgb., Munich

Readings, Statements and conversations with
Cana Bilir-Meier, Florian Matzner, Joanna Warsza, Jovana Reisinger, Nan Mellinger, Patricia Reed, Thomas Meinecke a.o.
followed by a public discussion

Snacks & Drinks

First come, first serve: 50 copies for free!

Contributors
Aleksandra Wasilkowska, Alexander Kluge & Sarah Morris, Alexandra Pirici, Anders Eiebakke, Anna McCarthy & Gabi Blum, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Cana Bilir-Meier, Dan Perjovschi, Flaka Haliti & Markus Miessen, Franz Wanner, Jonas Lund, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Leon Eixenberger, Mariam Ghani, Massimo Furlan, Michaela Melián, Olaf Nicolai, Rudolf Herz & Julia Wahren, Students of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, The 9th Futurological Congress/Julieta Aranda & Mareike Dittmer

What is public in public art? What are the contingencies of working outside of the protection of the institutional walls? What makes city curating? This reader takes Munich as a case study, and documents the projects of Public Art Munich 2018 dealing with political, ideological and economical shifts, spanning from the founding of the Bavarian Soviet Republic in 1919 to the arrival of refugees at the Hauptbahnhof in 2015. It contextualizes art within the broader questions of the grammar of the public sphere and of what constitutes publicness today. It also reflects on the concept of context-specific city curating, performativity and art conceived in minutes rather than square meters. Art projects, conversations and essays plot a narrative of how art can cultivate encounters with the unpredictable, negotiate uncommonness, and provoke counter-publics to come.

The reader is published on the occasion of Public Art Munich 2018 – Game Changers (30 April – 27 July, 2018), curated by Joanna Warsza, commissioned by the City of Munich.

A City Curating Reader.
Public Art Munich 2018
Eds. Joanna Warsza, Patricia Reed
600 pages, English/German
Design Till Gathmann & Teresa Rudolf
Produced by Freispiel Kulturagentur
PAM 2018 & Motto Books
ISBN 978-2-940524-82-2

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