The second Shrinking Cities exhibition “Shrinking Cities – Intervention” in the Gallery for Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany and the related book “Shrinking Cities, Volume 2: Interventions” both feature SMAQ’s project “Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition” commissioned by the Bauhaus Dessau.
“Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition” is mapping out the new city that has developed around the highway intersection Schkeuditzer Kreuz between the cities Halle and Leipzig. This new peripheral city, called Schkreutz, is locally independent and follows the mechanisms of globalized economic systems.
Exhibition Shrinking Cities – Interventions:
Gallery for Contemporary Art (GfZK)
Karl-Tauchnitz-Strasse 11, 04170 Leipzig, Germany
Opening: Friday, November 26, 2005, 19:00
November 27, 2005 to January 29, 2006
Tuesdays to Saturdays 14:00-19:00
Sundays 12:00-19:00, closed on holidays
Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition, in: Shrinking Cities, Volume 2: Interventions, editors: Philipp Oswald, Hatje Cantz 2005, ISBN 3-7757-1558-4, pp. 301-305.
The book includes projects by Will Alsop, Ruedi Bauer, Florian Beigel, Crimson, muf, OMA, Superflex and essays by Regina Bittner, David Harvey, Juan Herreros, Bart Lootsma and others.
Schkreutz City Map