Urban Art Ruhr – About the current relevance of art in public space (Urbane Kunst Ruhr – Über die aktuelle Bedeutung von Kunst im öffentlichen Raum) was the title of a talk at Art Cologne 2013 (in German language).
The participants were Katja Aßmann (Künstlerische Leiterin, Urbane Künste Ruhr); Florian Matzner (Kurator, Emscher Kunst); Melanie Bono, (Stellvertretende Direktorin LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster). Moderation: Claudia Dichter, WDR. The video above is an excerpt, the complete talk is available after the break.
“Urbane Künste Ruhr (Urban Arts Ruhr) is a cultural institution established in the aftermath of Ruhr.2010, the European Capital of Culture. It realizes artistic productions in urban spaces of the Ruhr. Led by architect and curator Katja Aßmann, Urbane Künste Ruhr will initiate and implement projects in urban spaces, temporary architectural structures, urban interventions, and artistic research projects in the period from 2012 to 2014. The mandate of Urbane Künste Ruhr is to develop cooperations with artists and scholars from various disciplines in order to create new cultural, political, and social strategies for metropolitan areas.” (Wikipedia, 22 March 2013 at 01:17).
Urban Art Ruhr. Art Talk at Art Cologne 2013. April 20, 2013.
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Complete video (61:55 Min.):