Magazine article Sculpture

Munich

Magazine article Sculpture

Munich

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A Space Called Public

Through September 30, 2013

Last year, in a boldly unconventional move, the City of Munich asked Elmgreen & Dragset to curate a ninemonth temporary art project. "A Space Called Public / Hoffentlich Öffentlich," features works by more than a dozen artists (including a reprisal of It's Never Too Late to Say Sorry, the duo's "powerless gesture" of protest) that collectively aim to open up discussion about public space. At the heart of the endeavor is 4th Plinth Munich, Stephen Hall and Li Li Ren's full-scale replica of the empty London landmark (located in the Wittelsbacherplatz). Hall, who is best known for his work with minority groups exploring the uses and misuses of public space, deliberately set out "to disturb the historic order," a strategy followed by most of Elmgreen & Dragset's selections- not least the winner of the Munich plinth competition. …

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