kunstprojekte_riem was an experiment being undertaken by the City of
Munich to promote the creation of works of art at public sites in Messestadt
a new suburb containing the city's trade fair centre.
kunstprojekte_riem was accompanying the genesis of the suburb with works
of art, created in consultation with local residents in an attempt to give
the district a distinctive image.
kunstprojekte_riem commissioned artists to produce work specially
for Messestadt. In their location, whether temporary or permanent, in the green
areas, open spaces and streets of the suburb, and in the media they use, the
works formed an integral part of residents' daily life.
After four years, the City of Munich is terminating ‘kunstprojekte_riem
and the project’s office will be closed. Information on the various
works and events can be found on this website until 31 December 2005. A
book documenting the project, ‘kunstprojekte_riem: Public Art for
a Munich Suburb’, edited by the City of Munich and Claudia Büttner,
will be published by Springer Verlag, Vienna and New York, in the spring