THIS PLACE IS INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK: Art in public space by Frida Robles and Lasse Mouritzen

On May 10th, the installation "THIS PLACE IS INTENTIONALLY LEFT" BLANK by the artists Frida Robles and Lasse Mouritzen opened at the back of brut nordwest. The urban space with the new artwork can be visited until May 2022.
© Peter Mayr
© Peter Mayr
© Peter Mayr
© Peter Mayr
© Peter Mayr
© Peter Mayr

To think of the city as a story allows us to reflect upon the various narratives that each of its elements convey. Everyday life is written and rewritten by the city’s inhabitants, urban planners, governmental institutions, weather conditions, traffic, animals, etc. Like every story needs pauses for a reader to reflect on the unfolding narrative, a city needs blank places constrained from urban programming. Places which stay undecided, undefined and always in becoming. Open to new narratives, granting a space for imagination, uncertainty and immediacy. Allowing the city to breathe between the defined and the undefined.

THIS PLACE IS INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK is a poetic gesture, contributing to the belief that vacant lots are essential conditions for a diverse, vibrant and democratic city culture – and not only means for capital investment and city growth. By labelling an urban void as an “intentional blank place” Robles and Mouritzen wish to accentuate the unavoidable correlation between poetic possibilities, strategic planning and capital interests.

Lasse Mouritzen, Danish artist and curator based in Copenhagen, his practice focuses on public space and urbanisation. Frida Robles, Mexican artist and curator based in Vienna, she focuses on the intersection between performativity, space and visual arts.



Opening date May 10th

Running May 2021 until May 2022 

Location Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien


Funded by Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien (KÖR) Supported by brut Wien, ÖBB, BAI Produced by partner in crime Planning consultation by Antonella Amesberger Manufactured by Lichtwerkstatt Knoll


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In brut nordwest everything is united under one roof: colleagues and artists can meet again in one place, exchange ideas and participate in the development of the projects together. In addition to event and rehearsal areas, there is also enough space for the administration offices, the technology warehouse and lounge areas for employees and artists in the Nordwestbahnstraße. The new edition of "Looks like it has begun" takes a look at the areas on the sideline of the big stage.
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