no programme today – 5/9/72

Fanti Baum & Sebastian Klawiter

25 Aug — 31 Dec 22

Olympic Regatta Course

Collage of the regatta course with an original picture of the rowing competitions in Munich in 1972

Photomontage of the Olympic rowing competitions in Munich '72 © Foto: Fanti Baum & Sebastian Klawiter

“9/5/72 – no program today” refers to the assassination on the Israeli team at the 1972 Olympic Games; to a paused time that lasts until today

Installation at the Olympia-Regattastrecke

The day marks a radical interruption. The attack on the Israeli team represented an abrupt caesura in the Olympic Games. At the moment of the hardly believable event, the artists Peter Mell, Hans Poppel and Uwe Streifeneder made a screen print, which was to be the last sign of the cultural programme being held for the first time – no programme today – 5/9/72. At the center of the art project by Fanti Baum & Sebastian Klawiter is that moment when time has stopped. They are planning to put up neon light lettering in the area of the canoe and rowing regatta course and thus want to make room for the radical interruption. For the self-exposing sentence refers to a blank space and an open wound and is able to keep alive the memory of an event that shook the world.

Fanti Baum, born 1982 in Berlin, lives and works in Munich, Dortmund and Frankfurt.

Sebastian Klawiter, born 1985, lives and works in Munich.

Part of the 50th anniversary of the Munich Olympics

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Olympic Regatta Course

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