Öffentliche Orte der Kunst

Jeanette Pacher
Fine Arts and Media Art, Site Specific Art
2017W, Vorlesungen (VO), 3.0 semester hours, course number S02134


The seminar discusses public and temporary interventions, works, monuments, Percent-for-art programs and public exhibition situations in Vienna. Typologies of passage to central squares of monuments as well as their implicit requirements but also the concrete everyday life beyond protected art spaces will be analysed.

The city tours include discussions with institutional representatives of art in public space, curators of site-specific projects or area supervisor of a district, allocating vacant shops.

They all work with the idea of alternative design for urban spaces beyond consumption or pure function. What is site specific about these projects? How are categories such as participation, intervention or installation addressed? Do they develop (accidental) perceptions or potential? What do institutions like KÖR or BIG do? What objectives, what ideas are they encouraging beyond decoration?

Examination Modalities

regular show-up and active participation in the course

contribute to the discussion by suggesting or presenting art works / spaces / locations to be discussed

Key Words

interventionist art, architecture related art, art in public space, Curator


13 October 2017, 13:00–15:00 Flakturm Esterhazypark, 1060 Wien
20 October 2017, 13:00–17:00 Albertinaplatz , "commemorative culture tour (memorials by A. Hrdlicka, R. Whiteread, O. Nicolai) PLUS visit to Kunstraum Niederösterreich"
10 November 2017, 13:00–17:00 Paulusplatz 5, Seminarraum , "Presentation of KÖR"
17 November 2017, 13:00–15:00 tba , "Cancelled due to illness"
24 November 2017, 13:00–15:00 WUK, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Währinger Str. 59, 9th district , "Meeting with Andrea Löbel, KEX director and Sasha Pirker, curator/artist of the current show "Slow Down""
01 December 2017, 13:00–17:00 SIZE MATTERS, Margaretenstr. 110, 1050 Wien , "Visit to two independent art spaces, SIZE MATTERS and FOX, where we will meet the people who run the spaces Sasha Pirker/Adnan Balcinovic and Udo Bohnenberger"
15 December 2017, 13:00–17:00 Secession, Friedrichstr. 12, 1010 Vienna , "Visit to the Artists Association and the current shows by RH Quaytman and Olga Chernysheva"
12 January 2018, 13:00–17:00 tba

Course Enrolment

via email: jeanette.pacher@uni-ak.ac.at

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Artistic and Research Practice (3.0 ECTS)

co-registration: possible (3.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (3.0 ECTS)