An underpass, various posters on the walls, the poster in the middle shows an equestrian statue, but horse and rider are standing to the left and right of the base

Department for public appearances: „past monument: Herabsetzung als Kunst – eine Analyse“ © Foto: Department for public appearances

Department für öffentliche Erscheinungen: „past monument: Herabsetzung als Kunst – eine Analyse“

The Munich artist collective Department for public appearances modifies the equestrian statue of Otto I von Wittelsbach in front of the Bavarian State Chancellery. It sets the man from his horse and the horse from its pedestal.

Using Otto I. von Wittelsbach as an example, the department has broken down a traditional form of monument and created a collage that can be seen on posters in the city.

Due to its exemplary character, this intervention opens up a discussion process, offers starting points for communication and discussion and questions the effectiveness of exaltation as a cult strategy of appreciation and worship.

The work can be seen in the following times and places:

09.09. – 19.09.2022
Marienplatz/ Marienhof, Exit Dienersraße
80337 München

20.09. – 29.09.2022
Tumblingerstr. gg 44a
80337 München

30.09. – 10.10.2022
Wittelsbacherstr. neb. 11
80469 München

11.10. – 20.10.2022
Stollbergstr./Herrnstr. 36
80539 München

21.10. – 31.10.2022
Thalkirchnerstr., near Nr. 75
80337 München

01.11. – 10.11.2022
Augustenstr. 21 /Brienner Str.
80333 München