book launch


Collaborative Art in Public Space

Thursday, 27/01/2022, 6 pm
Venue: philomena+, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

adhering to Covid-19 measures (2G+ regulation, recovered or vaccinated plus PCR-test)


 © philomena+

Taking everyday practices as a starting point, the art project “Banal Complexities تعقيدات عادية” dives into complex socio-political issues such as sexuality, body ideals, nutrition, migration, and precarious living conditions of marginalized communities. Four intercultural artist duos use public art interventions to create new zones where encounters, exchanges and discussions can take place between artists, passers-by and residents. This publication describes these experiences through the written word and abundant photographic material, and also gives a deeper insight into the process behind the interventions in the form of statements by and interviews with the participants, illustrating their multi-layered nature of the project.


Editors: Christine Bruckbauer, Aline Lenzhofer
Conversations: Margareta Klose & Nourhan Maayouf, Oscar Cueto & Bassem Yousri, Lisa Großkopf & Soukaina Joual, Malek Gnaoui & Markus Hiesleitner
Texts: Christine Bruckbauer, Aline Lenzhofer, Mohammed Nouh Alfara, Jihad Al-khatib, Sam Bajoghli, Paula Flores, Lauren Fournier, Maria, Valeria Meneghelli, Arif Muhamed, Alexander Nikolai, Emily Sarsam, Ernst Schmiederer, Roland Schweizer, José Maria Springer, Silvia Wieland
Design: Grafikum – Studio für Gestaltung
Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst
Language: German/English
ISBN: 978-3-903572-68-3

Supported by