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Fair Play III by Rosa Luckow :
"whose words formed difficult curves"


Opening daily from September 29th to October 13th - Vernissage: 28.09 from 5 pm


FairPlay is a series of five artistic interventions that will take place between July and November at a disused ticket office in Munich’s Olympic Park.

The project brings together five multidisciplinary artists who explore the current state of the ticket office as a dysfunctional structure. Each of them can be expected to present different approaches to the building and its surroundings, including alternative readings to the space through fiction. Nonetheless, the focus will remain on a site-specific practice and on the use of sound as one of the main artistic mediums. In all, this process will result in five individual exhibitions reactivating the building between July and November of this year.

Fair-Play sur le stade, Fair-Play sur la route 

Fair-Play sur le stade, Fair-Play sur la route 

Fair-Play sur le stade, Fair-Play sur la route 

Fair-Play sur le stade, Fair-Play sur la route 

Fair-Play sur le stade, Fair-Play sur la route 


Five exhibitions at the former ticket office in the Wilhelm-Dörpfeld-Weg, Olympiapark.


whose words formed difficult curves
Rosa Luckow

whose words formed difficult curves

Artist Rosa Luckow's auditory intervention points out how architectural instructions inscribed on buildings lead or compel visitors to behave in certain ways when interacting with them.
Daniel Door


In “IN_SERVICE” three retired service-bots inhabit the ticket office as a scenario where they can share their thoughts and experiences on working with and for humans. Similar to the building of the ticket office, once released from their former functions the non-human entities can only be perceived as an echo of what they were. Namely as an holographic illusion, placed behind the window were once sat a ticket seller, repeating endlessly a prerecorded conversation.
A Lecture on Prominent Forms
Carmen Arias

A Lecture on Prominent Forms

In “A Lecture on Prominent Forms” the Olympic Mountain explores the history and definition of the new-invented term Prominent Form. During the exhibition, the building can no longer be understood as a ticket office but as the headquarters of the Interpretation and Translation center for Pseudotectonic Acoustics (IÜPA), where a machine measures the underground frequencies of the Olympic park and translates them into sounds that the human ear can perceive as phonemes, syllables and words.Therefore, enabling a live transmission of the Mountain’s spoken text through the building’s megaphones.

About the building:

The so-called Ticket Office (Kassenhaus / Kassenhäuschen) was originally built to serve as a ticket sales point during the 1972 Olympic Games. Like the rest of the park, its construction was deeply conditioned by its historical and political context. The former Oberwiesenfeld – a flat terrain used as a military airport – was shaped into a landscape of hills and organically shaped paths that hid beneath the rubble of World War II. A 50-meter-high Schutberg, later renamed Olympiaberg, was already destined there as part of the city’s restitution program, even before there were official plans to host the Games.

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The new built landscape at the former Oberwiesenfeld, together with the stadiums, aimed to present West Germany as a “green, open and democratic” country during the Games. The park was designed to be always open, without fences or limitations. The Games shoud be “played on the ground”, which led to the conception of a glass roof that connected and covered all of the stadiums.
In 1998, the Olympic Park and the Olympic Village, along with all the structures that composed them, came under the protection of the cultural heritage distinction. This included, of course, the so-called small architecture (kiosks and ticket offices) designed by Jochem Jourdan. The ticket office, unlike other parts of the Olympiapark, did not fit into the process of commercialization that started once the Games came to an end. The lack of a meaningful further use -especially atier professional soccer games were moved to the new-built Allianz Arena- brought the futuristic-brutalist building into a time-freezing state. The protection offered by the cultural heritage distinction ensured that the building would not decay too much; and so, the ticket office has remained halfway between a memory of its original function and a quite real -tho silent- element of the park’s present landscape.
Now, Fair Play encourages five invited artists to analyze such a state and to imagine alternative realities and readings for the former ticket office’s building and surroundings.

See more dates

FairPlay III
Rosa Luckow
28.09 - 13.10
Vernissage: 28.09 from 6 pm
FairPlay IV
Nassim L'Ghoul
19.10 - 02.11
Vernissage 19.10 at 6 pm
Open Panel
A moderated symposium on architectural preservation and its impact on contemporary landscapes.
FairPlay V
Hennicker-Schmidt duo
09.11 - 19.11
Dates will be confirmed

Project Conception & Curation

Carmen Arias

Website Development

Miguel Alciturri

Graphic Design

John Haag

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