press release

Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis: "Goethe in the Skyways"
2019 program
09.01.2019 - 11.10.2019

Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways is a year-long-program of artistic actions, interventions, and manifestations in public, semi-public, and private space in the frame of the “Year of German-American Friendship” initiative in 2018/19 in the US.

For 12 months, the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis occupies a space in the city’s futuristic skyway system, an 18-kilometer-long indoor artificial gangway and pedestrian bridge network constructed in the 1960s that is still the longest of its kind in the world today.

Sandra Teitge, director of the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis, invites artists to develop and present works specifically conceived for the Goethe in the Skyways space that challenge and question, (inter-)rupt and disturb the site and context-specific conditions of the skyway system, the city of Minneapolis, and the state of Minnesota, always in relation to national and international issues and debates.

2018's artist projects included the film series “Disruptions, Interruptions, Misruptions” with works by Korpys/Löffler, Annette Wehrmann, and Wermke/Leinkauf; the reality TV show The Art of the Deal by Franziska Pierwoss; as well as the group show Collusion, Collision, Illusion with contributions by Karl Holmqvist, Hanne Lippard, Laure Prouvost, and Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt.

Sarah Petersen, Artistic Producer Daniel Shinbaum, Production Assistant
Valérie Chartrain, Managing editor/creative advisor


Upcoming program 2019

January 2019: Anton Kats
February 2019: Albrecht Pischel
March 2019: Hanne Lippard
April 2019: FORT
May 2019: Christine Sun Kim
June 2019: Liz Magic Laser
SPECIALs: Creamcake / Kebap Benzin & FRZNTE’s
July 2019: Kinga Kielczynska
August 2019: Elske Rosenfeld
September 2019: Pétunia (Valérie Chartrain, Dorothée Dupuis, Lili Reynaud-Dewar)
October 2019: Nora Turato

Special projects:

Skyway outfits by Philipp Rupp
Skyway furniture by OOIEE
Web interventions by Jonas Lund