‘Anprobe Feuerwache 10’
Kathrin Böhm, Andreas Lang and Stefan Saffer
kunstprojekte_riem invites you to attend the first
presentation of ‘Anprobe Feuerwache 10’
time Thursday, 8 May 2003, at 10.30 am
place Feuerwache 10, Joseph-Wild-Strasse 15, 81829
‘Anprobe Feuerwache 10’ is an interdisciplinary
project encompassing art, architecture and everyday
life. Its aim has been to find generally acceptable
solutions to the conflict between the architecture
of the local fire station, Feuerwache 10, and the
practical and human needs of its users.
The firemen of Feuerwache 10 got to know Kathrin
Böhm (born 1969) and Stefan Saffer (born 1969)
in 2001 when the artists spent two months in Messestadt
with their ‘Wohnen mit Kunst Mobil’
(Living with Art Mobile). In the course of discussions
with Böhm and Saffer about possible changes
to the exterior and interior of the building it
became clear that the firemen’s desire to
have works of art in the fire station was motivated
by more than purely aesthetic considerations.
In 2002 these discussions resulted in ‘Anprobe
Feuerwache 10’, in which Böhm, Saffer
and Andreas Lang (born 1968) enlisted the support
of the building’s architect, Reinhard Bauer,
and members of the administration in developing
proposals that would satisfy the requirements both
of the firemen and of the architect. Following a
period of intensive debate, during which the artists
functioned as intermediaries and aesthetic advisers,
all participants agreed on a number of measures.
A corner seat for the communal area was to be made
in the fire station’s carpentry workshop.
The rest rooms were to receive adjustable wall coverings
in accordance with the firemen’s wish for
warm-toned materials, more colour and areas they
could design themselves. And the exterior of the
fire station was to be altered so as to make its
function immediately apparent. To this end, a photograph
of the firemen in action was adapted artistically
and transferred to the facade at its full height
by the artists and some of the firemen.
Since 1999 the work of Böhm, Saffer and Lang
has revolved around the interaction of art and architecture.
They have devoted particular attention to situations
in which individual and private concerns come in
conflict with institutional and public interests.
Take this opportunity to visit a fire station and
let us show you the results of this joint project
in the company of the firemen of Feuerwache 10 and
Press kits are available from:
Claudia Büttner and Christina Kaufmann
Erika-Cremer-Strasse 3, 81829 Munich, Germany
tel. (0) 89–94379849, fax 0049 (0) 89–94379845