New Release: Booklet “Kunst Kioske”


This publication offers a retrospective on the public art project “Kunst Kioske,” which from September to December set a creative counterpoint to the vacancy levels in the Munich subway. At 10 different locations across the city, aesthetic installations repurposed the mezzanine floor into an open exhibition venue without entrance fees or official opening hours. The present brochure documents the experiences made during the organization process, be it the bureaucratic challenges faced in the context of such temporary re-uses of public domains or the myriad encounters with curious passers-by inquiring into the possible meanings of such a “Kunst Kiosk.” In any case, the project marks a supra-regional novelty that has put the underground station on the map as a potential artspace and social meeting place.

Participating artists:

Peter Kees (Brudermühlstraße), Simone Egger und Christian Weiß (Hasenbergl), Michael von Brentano (Josephsburg), Paula Leal Olloqui (Messestadt Ost), Regina Baierl (Michaelibad), Alexander Steig (Nordfriedhof Nord), Louisa Abdelkader (Quiddestraße), Ute Heim (Petuelring), Martin Schmidt (Josephsplatz), Emanuel Mooner (Schwanthalerhöhe), Stephanie Müller und Klaus Erika Dietl mit Mikio Saito (Josephsplatz), Jovana Banović (Petuelring), Janina Totzauer und Sebastian Quast (Nordfriedhof Nord), Pilotprojekt "Kiosk, Geschichten" von Anna Lena von Helldorff und Susanne Beck (Schwanthalerhöhe, Petuelring).

Editorial Work: Radmila Krstajić, Dr. Christian Landspersky, Gabi Blum.
Preamble: Dominik Krause (2. Mayor) and Dr. Petra Stöckmann (Stadtwerke München).
Text Contribution: Corbinian Böhm, Dr. Christian Landspersky, Radmila Krstajić.
Project Description and Short Biographies: the Artists, Laura Assmus, Isabel Oberländer.
Proofreading: Chris Reitz
Design: Gabi Blum