Published by Spector Books and designed by HIT, the publication is a documentation of the cultural program in and around the skyways, a reader about the architectural specificity of this unique location, as well as an insight into the idiosyncrasies and challenges of artistic exchange between two countries.
As part of the Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19, the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways occupied a space in the city’s futuristic-looking Skyway system—an 18 km long artificial network of arcades and pedestrian bridges that was constructed in the 1960s to connect the office buildings in the city centre with one another and allow people to avoid the bitter cold of winter. Despite being used and perceived as public spaces, the Skyways are all privately owned, thus symbolizing “public” life in the USA, both within politics and business and in the realms of sport and culture. In this hybrid private-public setting, Goethe in the Skyways was used as a platform for a critical examination of cultural and political controversies in the USA and Europe. The publication documents the one-year cultural program.
Contributors: Kimberly Bradley, Paula Hildebrandt, Vincent James, Sarah Petersen, Bartholomew Ryan, Daniel Shinbaum, Jennifer Yoos.
With documentation of my projects “A bit of a Complex Situation” and “Versuche/Framed”.