Artistic interventions on urban space in ten containers
November 15 - 30
Container course from Ludwigsbrücke to Gasteig
Mon - Fri 16:00 h – 20:00 h, Sat and Sun 14:00 h – 20:00 h
Opening on November 15 at 15:00 h
SPIELART has invited ten artists and groups from the areas of performing arts, visual arts, and architecture to present their perspectives and reflections on life in a metropolis in the form of installations or performances. The broad subject "city" can deal with survival strategies, social constellations, artistic alternate worlds, utopian visions, or suburban outsider positions. The "metropolis" was already a subject of artistic examination at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, the focus was primarily on the phenomenon of industrialization and its effects on the individual, and today the focus is more on the city as a social space. How can the city be re-examined as a common habitat, as an urban fabric within a reality? Are there still free spaces and local characteristics in light of global tendencies? After all, today 50% of the world's population lives in congested areas.
SPIELART will set up ten container buildings along the main performance venues of the festival, and these containers will be inhabited by artists from eight countries and be stages for performances. A multifaceted program is planned with installations, one-time or ongoing performances, interventions, and discussions. Guided tours with commentary will be offered daily at 17:00 h (meeting point: Infocontainer at Gasteig).
Production: SPIELART Festival
Special programme for the 10th edition of the SPIELART Festival with support of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the BMW Group.
This project is part of the initiative GLOBAL CITY – LOCAL CITY and has been funded with support of the European Commission.