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PROJEKT 98


Burggasse 98 - 1070 Wien, Austria


the facade of the Burggasse number 98 in Vienna, Austria (2014)


„There are a lot of opportunities and unused spaces in Vienna.“

The 7th district „Neubau“ in the heart of Vienna is the artdistrict of the capital


Started in 2014, „Projekt 98“ transforms a 150 year old rowhouse in the artdistrict of Vienna into a contemporary art and designfactory. A small house at Burggasse 98, in Vienna, attracts attention. A more than 150 year old row house in the art district „Neubau“ starts to transform into an artobject. In comparism to the houses next to it, the small house on number 98 of the Burggasse looks like a dwarf. But this characteristic will be turned into an advantage. Projekt 98 will use installations, projections, sculptural elements, design and paintings, to make the house and its sourrounding look more interesting.

„Projekt 98“ wants to give young artists and designers the opportunity to expose their work to the public. To find the right location for the project was not easy: The whole „art district“ is actually a „safety zone“. That means you have to get a permit for every change of the facade. We got interested, since these rules do not apply to our object. Numerous projects are running to provide local and international artists surface to expose their work. By coordinating, connecting and supporting artists and designers, Projekt 98 will strenghten the art and designscene of Vienna. We want to create synergy with local and international artists and projects.

Burggasse 98 - 1070 Wien, Austria


3D illustration of the house in the Burggasse number 98


Burggasse 98 - 1070 Wien, Austria


the house before the first painting in january 2014


possible Colorthemes @ „Burggasse 98“

NAKED

CAPTAIN

MELLOW YELLOW

MANNER

GROEN

PINKEY

MYSTIK

ICECUBE

SIGNAL

nine selected colorthemes for Burggasse 98


Arthistory @ „Burggasse 98“

KEITH HARING

FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER

ROY LICHTENSTEIN

paintings of famous artists @ Burggasse 98 - 1070 Wien, Austria

OSKAR KOKOSCHKA

MARCEL DUCHAMP

MARCEL DUCHAMP

PIET MONDRIAN

JACKSON POLLOCK

GERHARD RICHTER


Graffiti @ „Burggasse 98“

the first step - applying contemporary artform - Graffiti: The austrian artists Karus , Roofie and Spek created the first paintings @ Burggasse 98 (2014)


Puber @ „Burggasse 98“

showcase for imprisoned graffiti artist „Puber“, Burggasse 98 - 1070 Wien, Austria


installation with original works of controversial artist „Puber“ & surveillance cameras


„Puber“ does not stop for childrens paintings [01] or streetart works [02]. With the example of this graffiti writer, Projekt 98 wants to get to the bottom of this vandalistic artform.

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In February 2014, the suspected graffiti sprayer Renato S. was arrested in Vienna. He is supposed to be „Puber“, who marked countless store and house fronts with his signature. In Vienna, the austrian police has evidence of property damage, beeing around 50.000 euros. 88 acts of vandalism are related to the young swiss. The prison sentence for a damage of that kind lies inbetween 3 and 5 years. Since the extreme activism of Puber in the streets of Vienna, the media got interested in the graffiti writer. The next morning, after the austrian „Vice“ published a provocative article about the artist, their bureau in Vienna was attacked by Pubers graffiti. Puber acts as political ac-

words by Niklas Worisch, Projekt 98

[02]

tivist by communicating with leaders of the city. After painting over childrens drawings on the frontwall of the school „Notre Dame“ in Burggasse, Thomas Blimlinger - head of the seventh district left Puber a message on the fence of the elementary school:

„To paint over paintings of children is the last straw!“[01] Puber answered by putting his signature over the message of the politician. Nobody is sure about Pubers identity and motives. But it is clear that the phenomenom of graffiti inhibits different reasons than solely vandalism. It can be described as a form of puristic communication. „Cornbread“ or „TAKI

183“are the pioneers, who started writing their name „all city“ in Philadelphia and New York of the 60s and 70s. These artists also spread their signature tousendfold on walls and trains throughout the city, so their name would be recognised „all city“. Graffiti is a contemporary protest for individual recognition in today‘s society, and Puber is definitely a successful example. Maybe we will see Pubers name mentioned in arthistory books and museums 50 years from now next to artists like Jean Michael Basquiat, Harald Naegeli, Keith Haring or Banksy - who also had trouble with the law starting their careers with graffiti. Puber raised awareness and discussion for a serious contemporary artform.


works of controversial artist “Puber“ - 1.& 6. individual protests against Puber , 7. Pubers reaction on the „Vice“ Austria article 8. Puber at a toilet at Biennale


„I despise you!“ an open letter from ex-head of the council of education Vienna Kurt Scholz adressed to graffiti artist „Puber“


„Projekt 98“ applied 88 fake preservation order plates to 88 of works of „Puber“.


„Puber“ behind glas, Burggasse / Neubaugasse - 1070 Wien, Austria


The „Puber Hunt“ app: follow Pubers trace, find and unlock all 88 marked artworks.


2014

INFORMATIVE MAGAZIN ABOUT PROJEKT 98 BY NIKLAS WORISCH, 2014 - VIENNA, AUSTRIA © 2014 BY NIKLAS WORISCH & PROJEKT 98. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO PART OF THE DOCUMENT MAY BE TRANSMITTED IN ANY FORM OR BY ANY MEANS, ELECTRONIC, MECHANICAL, PHOTOCOPYING, RECORDING OR OTHERWISE, WITHOUT GIVEN PERMISSION OF NIKLAS WORISCH OR PROJEKT 98. CONSULT PUBLISHER TO INQUIRE ABOUT USE OF THESE MATERIALS. SUPPORT & THX TO: SOMOGYI, SPRAYCITY.AT, OFFLINE MAGAZIN. ONETWO CREW, EGAL MAGAZIN

Magazin 98  
Magazin 98  

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