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lecture and diskussion

Rudolf Herz – Autobahnkilometer
Presentation followed by a discussion with Rudolf Herz and Daniela Stöppel

Sun, June 17, 2018, 7pm
Lenbachhaus, Georg-Knorr-Saal
Admission free

In 1997, Rudolf Herz and Reinhard Matz submitted a proposal to the Berlin competition for a Holocaust memorial, which they entitled: "Überschrieben. Mahnmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas" (Transferred/Overwritten: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe).

Their proposal suggested paving one kilometer of the A7 motorway near Kassel with cobblestones. A bridge-shaped sign in both directions would announce the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The speed limit would be set at 30 km/h. The originally designated site in Berlin would be sold off and the proceeds used as starting capital for a Foundation for the Support of Currently Oppressed Minorities.

With this proposal, Herz and Matz sought to critically challenge the ability of memorial art to keep memories alive. The commission was ultimately awarded to Peter Eisenman whose design called for the placement of 2,700 concrete slabs near the Brandenburg Gate.

Following the lecture there will be a discussion between Daniela Stöppel (art historian at LMU, curator and critic) and Rudolf Herz about the processes of social and political negotiation effected through memorial art within a culture of remembrance.

In the context of Public Art Munich (April 30, to July 27, 2018)

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