Carmen Arias

Jul — Nov 23

Olympiapark, ticket office at Wilhelm-Dörpfeld-Weg

Former ticket office with program preview of the Fair-Play interventions © Foto: Carmen Arias

Carmen Arias reactivates a former ticket office in the Olympic Park as a free space for five artistic interventions.

Fair-Play brings together five artists who will revive the former ticket booth on Wilhelm-Dörpfeld-Weg between June and November. For some time now, the ticket booths have stood quietly alone, virtually invisible in the distinctive landscape of the Olympic Park – a landscape dominated by piles of rubble and glass roofs. Having served their purpose as ticket offices for the 1972 Summer Games, no further use has been made of these futuristic, brutalist buildings which have stood ever since like alien bodies in the Olympic Parc. However, it‘s this unreal character which makes the ticket booths in particular the perfect stage – a free space for artistic interventions. Five artists will be working at this site, mainly with sound, to explore the abandoned location and to bring it back to life by means of temporary interventions.


FairPlay I : A Lecture On Prominent Forms
Artist: Carmen Arias

July 08 – 20, Opening 07 July 

Artist: Daniel Door

28 July 09 August , Opening 27 July 7 pm
aily 6 -10 pm

FairPlay III : whose words formed difficult curves
Artist: Rosa Luckow

29 September13 October, Opening 28 September 6 pm
aily 24 hours

The title whose words formed difficult curves introduces the third intervention of the exhibition series FairPlay with a commentary that reflects on the inseparable part of history in the understanding of a building and its reception.

Artist Rosa Luckow’s auditory intervention points out how architectural instructions inscribed on buildings lead or compel visitors to behave in certain ways when interacting with them. Similar to such choreographic phenomena, the ticket office seems to carry on the utopian ideas of its conception into the newly created form of dialogue between visitor and futuristic relic.

As if the architecture itself would speak and become a living and breathing entity, the building seems to have its own language, gestures and facial expressions.


Detailed information about the individual interventions can be found on the project website fairplay-project.com

The artist

Carmen Arias, born in 1999 in Santander, Spain, lives and works in Munich.


Olympiapark, ticket office at Wilhelm-Dörpfeld-Weg