Academic thesis

Verena Panter: Art in public space after 1945. Creating a concept for the handling with sculptures and statues in public places in Cologne Back
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Abstract: Based on the condition reports of statues and sculptures in public places in Cologne, that where made in advance to this thesis, approaches to improve the care of outdoor art objects are given. The terms "public space" and "public art" will be defined. Thereafter the current situation of outdoor sculptures in Cologne will be investigated. Focus is based on the relationship between urban responsibilities, organizational processes, lack of care and its resulting problems. All these factors are underlined by object examples. But also positive developments at the urban level of Cologne will be presented. Besides the approaches of other cities will be considered. On the basis of these facts concepts were developed for the organization, survey, installation, monitoring as well as the promotion of outdoor sculptures in Cologne.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Friederike Waentig
  • assistant Tutor:  Kathrin Keßler
  • date:  2009

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