The Advisory Board
The Lord Mayor of Baden-Baden Margret Mergen and the managing director of Baden-Baden Events GmbH Nora Waggershauser have a three member artistic advisory board at their side: Prof. Dr. Florian Matzner, Professor of Art History, from Munich and expert on public arts, Dr. Thomas Köhler, Director of the “Berlinische Galerie”, as well as Henning Schaper, Director of the Museum Frieder Burda.
Together they made the choice: After assessing the individual spatial situation and the unique flair of Baden-Baden, the decision was made in favour of the artist Jeppe Hein. He is known all over the world for his public art projects. His art enforces and initiates interaction with people. Thus, the first artistic intervention in the context of “art happens/art meets city" is meant to be experienced three-dimensionally, appealing to all the senses and encouraging people to participate.