Fanti Baum (fellow in 2020/2021) and Sebastian Klawiter (fellow in 2020/2021/2022) won the public art competition Startsignale (Start signals) run by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich, an honor they share with four other artists.
Their project 5.9.72 – heute kein Programm (5.9.72 – no program today) is an artistic commentary on the assassination of members of the Israeli team at the 1972 Olympic Games. Taking as their basis the final sentence of the Spielstraße cultural program – a silkscreen by Peter Mell, Hans Poppel and Uwe Streifeneder bearing the words »heute kein Programm 5.9.72« (no program today 5.9.72) – they insist, fifty years later, that this event is still relevant today. Baum & Klawiter have affixed their message to the grandstand roof at the regatta course in Oberschleißheim in luminous characters, inviting the viewer to muse at length on the events and victims of the 1972 assassination.
The installation will be on display at the Olympic regatta course in Munich from August 25, 2022.
For more information visit www.heutekeinprogramm.de.
Fanti Baum lives and works as an artist and theorist in Munich, Dortmund and Frankfurt am Main. She works in various interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, developing performances, installations and site-specific works.
Sebastian Klawiter (www.sebastianklawiter.de) lives and works as a designer, craftsman and researcher in Munich. He designs and performs research at different levels of scale at the intersection of crafts, architecture, urban planning and art, this in a range of different contexts and constellations.