The Pedestrian Zone – An Art Project

Who owns the public space? What’s happening in our city centres? This catalogue is published as an accompaniment to the eponymous art project in the public space, which is curated by Florian Matzner. It scrutinises for the first time the urban-development, social and psychological aspects of that peculiarly German phenomenon, the pedestrian precinct. What importance does this relict of the post-war German ‘economic miracle’ have in today’s modern urban society? Topics such as faceless uniformity coupled with sensory overload, enticement to consume and the renunciation of consumption are explored.

Artists (among others):
Markus Ambach (Düsseldorf), Benjamin Bergmann (München), Claudia Brieske (Berlin), dilettantin produktionsbüro (Bremen), Dorothee Golz (Wien), Christian Hasucha (Berlin), Huang Yong Ping (Paris), M+M, Martin De Mattia und Marc Weis (München), Oooze Architects, Eva Pfannes und Sylvain Hartenberg (Rotterdam), Raum für Kunst, Künstlerkollektiv (Paderborn), Clea Stracke und Verena Seibt (München), Silke Wagner (Frankfurt am Main)

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July 2014

ISBN 978-3-86678-952-4

21,00 × 26,00 cm

176 pages

170 colored and 15 b/w illustrations

Gatefold Brochure, bound

Languages: German, English

Florian Matzner und Christoph Gockel-Böhner   authors Jörg Biesler, Florian Matzner, Raimar Stange u.a. graphic design Kristina Selcho, Münster

Exhibition: „Tatort Paderborn. Phänomen Fußgängerzone – Ein Kunstprojekt“, 29.5. – 7.9.2014,  Paderborn