Billboard

Quotes

The London-based artist Jeremy Deller was selected for the ninth project in the "Billboard" series from museum in progress. One-liners made up of quotes from figures such as Goethe, Schiller and Shakespeare appear on very different photos documenting scenes from youth culture and urban life. Traditional high-brow and modern pop culture flow into each other. 

"Quotes'', in co-operation with the exhibition "Crossings" (KUNSTHALLE Vienna), was made possible by WIEN KULTUR and the European Commission, on the occasion of Austria's EU Presidency. The posters were shown from July 1998 to August 1998 on approximately 2,000 billboards in Vienna and about 500 in 20 other cities throughout Europe.

"Quotes" was awarded the Gustav Klimt Prize 1999 as one of the best billboards of 1998 in the special category "Original Poster Art" following the proposal of an independent jury.

Documentation: Folder/Poster with a text by Stella Rollig and photographs of all the European cities in which the exhibition took place.

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