Realisations in Public Space
The Public Bench, Coventry 2004

Jochen Gerz is an artist whose public commissions deal with issues of memory, visibility and collaboration with the public. Since the 1980s, he has created his “anti-monuments” in Germany, France, Italy, England, Austria and Ireland, subverting the idea of commemoration, and involving the public and media in the process of creating and defining artwork. (in: Stephen Wright, “Toward Public Authorship” A conversation with Jochen Gerz, in : Third Text, Vol.18, Issue 6, 2004, p. 649-656. )