«I believe that it is, first and foremost, a question of taking people seriously, and establishing a connection to their everyday life. In this context it is important to re- flect on the nature of the space which we would like to set up. I don’t consider the term ‹public space› to be particularly helpful as it remains very abstract. In contrast, the term ‹collective space› is much more interesting as it is a space where there’s life.

An exhibition is of no use to anyone when nobody comes to see it – and that has nothing to do with economic viability. Even if we meet up and just drink a glass of wine, we are occupying a place for a short, collective moment in time. Interesting constellations between people can arise in situations such as these. The content of the exhibition is ever present, naturally, but it only plays a role much later, in the sense that it may potentially be picked up on again within the dialogue.»

Günther Vogt, landscape designer An interview by Laura Hilti

Kunstverein Schichtwechsel, Vaduz (LI) Publication series POSITIONEN & DISKURSE

Editors: Laura Hilti und Cornelia Wolf
Design: Cornelia Wolf
Translation: David Heath

Supported by Kulturstiftung Liechtenstein

ISBN: 978-3-03824-025-9

Date of Publication: August 2014

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