No Art – No City! Urban Utopias in Contemporary Art

In this age of globally connected information societies–of cell phones, email, home shopping, and the Internet–we retreat deeper and deeper within our own four walls. Yet–and perhaps, consequently–public urban spaces are becoming more and more important, having lost none of their significance as interfaces of human communication. Featured here are more than 30 artists who have developed their own personal visions, utopias, and fantasies of a life in and with the city, realized over 30 years of public projects for the city of Bremen. Included are works by Kim Adams, Louise Bourgeois, Olafur Eliasson, Isa Genzken, Hans Haacke, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Atelier van Lieshout, Olaf Nicolai, Julian Opie, Panamarenko, Marjetica Potrc, Tobias Rehberger, Thomas Ruff, Roman Signer, and Winter/Harbelt.

Text: Florian Matzner, Rose Pfister et al. cm 17,40×24; pp. 164; 118 COL e 30 BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2003.

ISBN: 9783775713818| 3775713816

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In this age of globally connected information societies–of cell phones, email, home shopping, and the Internet–we retreat deeper and deeper within our own four walls. Yet–and perhaps, consequently–public urban spaces are becoming more and more important, having lost none of their significance as interfaces of human communication. Featured here are more than 30 artists who have developed their own personal visions, utopias, and fantasies of a life in and with the city, realized over 30 years of public projects for the city of Bremen. Included are works by Kim Adams, Louise Bourgeois, Olafur Eliasson, Isa Genzken, Hans Haacke, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Atelier van Lieshout, Olaf Nicolai, Julian Opie, Panamarenko, Marjetica Potrc, Tobias Rehberger, Thomas Ruff, Roman Signer, and Winter/Harbelt.