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Works of art stake out the territory of Messestadt
How do you create works of art for somewhere that does not really exist? The Munich suburb Messestadt Riem is such a place. People have already moved into some of the new accommodation, but much is still missing - the centre, for example. 'Stadtmarken' (city markers), initiated by kunstprojekte_riem, uses art to draw attention to some prominent features of Messestadt. The works of art shed new light on existing features or draw attention to various intermediate states in the birth of Messestadt. The artists have reacted to the transitional stages between unused land, building sites and the creation of a new suburb. They have also provided residents with points of identification in an environment in which the noise of building activity is omnipresent and a planned landscaped park nothing but a far-off vision.