Weinheber ausgehoben – Unearthing a Nazi Poet

Intervention in public space (2013) and reconfigured monument (2019), together with Plattform Geschichtspolitik

This intervention deals with a memorial to Austrian poet and Nazi Josef Weinheber (1892-1945) which stands at the Schillerpark in Vienna’s city centre. The intervention is the result of years of critically dealing and debating with the responsible city authorities. The intervention aimed at exposing the monument’s conflicted history. The reconfiguration is officially carried out in June 2019 and will remain permanently in public space.

Artists
Eduard Freudmann, Chris Gangl, Gabu Heindl, TatianaKai-Browne, Katharina Morawek und Philipp Sonderegger

Supported by
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
KÖR Kunst im öffentlichen Raum

Text
Florian Wenninger

2019