Art and the City

Contribution: Contribution: The Nightmare of Participation

Edited by Anna Schindler, Christoph Doswald, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Markus Miessen, Philip Ursprung

Corner House


Art and the City is published on the occasion of the international festival of the
same name held in Zurich in summer 2012.
Inviting more than 40 artists to present works in the public space, the manifestation
takes as a point of departure the transformation of the west area of Zurich from an
industrial zone to a trendy residential neighbourhood.
Gathering together contributions by artists such as Ai Weiwei, Martin Creed,
Hamish Fulton, Matt Mullican, Bettina Pousttchi, Oscar Tuazon among many
others, this book explores the condition of cities in the twenty-first century through
the history of art interventions and discussions in the public realm.
English and German text.