Anna Klingmann spoke on June 8th, 2013 at A Space Called Public / Hoffentlich Öffentlich“ curated by Elmgreen & Dragset in Munich.
At the invitation of the City of Munich, the Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset are curating a wide-ranging temporary art project to take place in the centre of Munich between January and September 2013. The project, entitled A Space Called Public / Hoffentlich Öffentlich presents a series of diverse works by artists from different countries with the aim of generating a new conversation about the concept of public space today.
The project, an unusual one for Munich and one as yet unique in this form, is accompanied by a desire to initiate reflection and discussion of a topic which affects us all. Like many other major European cities, Munich is confronted with the need to readdress the question of the significance and value of public space as the significance of the public sphere undergoes a potentially fundamental shift.