<p>September 10th 2020, 7:30pm Panel Discussion "Public Art" with Peter Noever, Milan Mijalkovic, Edelbert Köb, Hans Kupelwieser; Moderation: Thomas Redl</p>

Contributions by Peter Noever
for “fair” 01/2020, Magazine for Art & Architecture

The public space as a challenge is the focus of the latest issue of "fair" No. 1/2020, austrian magazine. for art & architecture.

Thomas Redl in his editorial: “For the urban space, open usage concepts of participation and a balanced relationship between public, economic and private use are needed to enable a new self-image of the individual in the structure of the large structure.” Peter Noever claims in his contribution “art in public space is both an imposition and a refuge …”

CHRISTO and Vienna
The projects that were not realized

“Vienna wouldn’t be Vienna if Vienna wasn’t Vienna” (Peter Noever).
CHRISTO and Jeanne-Claude wanted to support the realization of Peter Noever’s project CAT contemporary art tower. At the time, paul virilio said enthusiastically, but perhaps assessing Vienna too optimistically, “Avec toi Peter Noever, la resistance commence!” The transformation of the flak tower into a center of contemporary art and thus into a memorial of “never forgetting” has failed. And with it the fact that in this country, as then, there is no corresponding site for the complex requirements of artistic production. CAT was intended as a space for critical-emancipatory, experimental-avant-garde, utopian-visionary art. Jenny Holzer and James Turrell have developed unmistakable vital artistic interventions for the new appearance of the CAT and to determine the content.

Interventions in public space
Initiated by Peter Noever

<p><strong>Peter Noever, Center for Understanding Media.</strong> Project for the Bombay Beach Biennale, 2019 presented at the Museum of Unwanted Architecture on the occasion of the Biennale (courtesy Marshall McLuhan, 1979 / Walter Pichler, 1970). In 1974 Noever visited Marshall McLuhan at the Center for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto. In 1979 they founded the Center for Understanding Media in Vienna together with ORF avant-garde program designers Hans Preiner and Barrington Nevitt (President: McLuhan). In 1972 Walter Pichler realized his sitting pits, his first stationary sculpture, in Noever’s land art project “The Pit”. This project for public space links the work of the sculptor with that of the media theorist. (published in “fair” magazine 01/2020)</p>
<p><strong>Peter Noever, Center for Understanding Media. </strong>“[…] art in public space is both an imposition and a refuge […] (published in “fair” magazine 01/2020)</p>
<p>18 contemporary art interventions in public space by Peter Noever (in Vienna, Venice, Hollywood, Los Angeles, St. Pölten, Bombay Beach), 1991–2019 (published in “fair” magazine 01/2020)</p>
<p>The Pit, Peter Noever’s land art project (aerial view) with a text by Michael D. Sorkin (published in “fair” magazine 01/2020)</p>
<p>Panel Discussion in W & K Palais Schönborn-Batthany, Vienna   Sept 10th 2020  Art in Public Space © Esther Attar-Machanek  (archive peter noever)</p>
<p>Panel Discussion in W & K Palais Schönborn-Batthany, Vienna   Sept 10th 2020  Art in Public Space (Thomas Redl, Edelbert Köp, Milan Mijalkovic, Hans Kupelwieser, Peter Noever) © Esther Attar-Machanek  (archive peter noever)</p>