Public art, site-specific installations and performance
The lectures introduced contemporary artists who are involved in public art like Alfredo Jaar (b. 1956, Chile), Alberto Garutti (b. 1948, Italy) or Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957, Switzerland) in order to show the relationship between audience and architecture or new forms of museum.
Artists who are engaged in video art and video installations like Michal Rovner (b. 1957, Israel), Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962, Switzerland) or Fiona Tan (b. 1966, Indonesia) were chosen in order to show how architecture influences projections and how narration can become a non-linear experience through site-specific video installations or the use of multi-screens.
Site-specific installations and performance were introduced through the works of Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, China) and Tania Bruguera (b. 1968, Cuba) who incorporate clear socio-political issues like freedom of speech, which seemed to be an interesting combination as the final event of the workshop would have taken place in a former detention.