November 19, 2018 - Public Art Munich - A City Curating Reader
November 19, 2018

Public Art Munich

[1] Dan Perjovschi, drawing. [2] Flaka Haliti, PAM Pavilion (detail). [3] Teresa Rudolf & Till Gathmann, design PAM2018.

A City Curating Reader 
Public Art Munich 2018 

Munich launch with chapters and statements: December 1, 5–8pm, with Cana Bilir-Meier, Flaka Haliti, Florian Matzner, Jovana Reisinger, Patricia Reed, Thomas Meinecke a.o.
Kunstraum München, Holzstraße 10 Rgb., Munich, Germany
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We are pleased to announce the publication of A City Curating Reader. Public Art Munich 2018, edited by Joanna Warsza and Patricia Reed, with book launches and discussions taking place in Munich, Stockholm, Venice and Berlin. 

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

Alexander Koch, Bassam El Baroni, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Bellevue di Monaco: Achim Waseem Seger, Kissi Baumann, Marvis Gabriel & You have to be as cool as Alain Delon; Chantal Mouffe, Chris Fitzpatrick, Cordula Schütz, Daniela Stöppel, Emilie Houdent, Ewa Majewska, Gürsoy Doğtaş, Harry Thorne, Jens Maier-Rothe, Joanna Warsza, Jovana Reisinger, Katja Kobolt, Klasse Florian Matzner & Ann-Jasmin Ullrich, María Inés Plaza Lazo, Maria Lind, Maria Muhle, Mathieu Wellner, Mirela Baciak, Moritz Hollinger, Patricia Reed, Stefanie Peter, Sven Beckstette, Sven Lütticken, Thomas Girst, Thomas Meinecke

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. The book 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 (April 30-July 27, 2018), curated by Joanna Warsza.

600 pages, English/German
Design Till Gathmann & Teresa Rudolf
Published by PAM2018 & Motto Books
Produced by Freispiel Kulturagentur
ISBN 978-2-940524-82-2
For orders, contact stores [​at​]
For general inquiries, email to info [​at​]

Join us on Saturday, December 1 for the launch at Kunstraum Munich, presenting chapters, statements, moments of review and preview together with artists, contributors, team members of PAM2018 and the audience. Besides drinks, snacks and first 50 copies for free.


Further related events in 2018:

November 19, 2-5pm
CuratorLab at Konstfack University of Arts, Stockholm
Publicness and Extrastatehood

November 21, 6pm
S.A.L.E. Docks – Magazzini del Sale/Venice
On city curating. In Venice. In Munich. Elsewhere

For more information about the Berlin launch in January 2019, check


PAM commissioned by the City of Munich, is Munich’s biggest public art program. Its first edition in 2013, A Space Called Public/Hoffentlich Öffentlich, was curated by Elmgreen & Dragset.

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