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Public Art Map
A map of art in the public space
Public Art Map
Welcome! Public Art Map is the first map of the artworks created for the public domain in Meran/Merano.

Art in public sites generally incorporates a wide range of artistic approaches. The common denominator between the artists and their works is the ambition to find ways of interacting with the urban context. Such artistic interventions can change the perception of public sites or make the familiar look completely new.

When taking a stroll through Meran, you will time and again chance upon artworks. For instance, on Luigi Sassu’s sculptural depiction of a horse by the Postbrücke bridge; or on the black-and-white mural designed by Blu and Ericailcane on Passeirer Gasse/vicolo Passiria; or on the ten busts or Human Shapes lining the Passer Promenade’s lower stretch. A variety of further artworks is inconspicuous or hidden, while others are not commonly regarded as art.

The Public Art Map is therefore meant to facilitate the perception and appreciation of these public pieces of art.

We invite you to discover the art locations online and to visit them. Information plaques, photographs and audio files explain the artworks. Roam the streets familiar or unfamiliar to you with an open mind and discover the contemporary art on display here in Meran!


Texts by Anna Zinelli, photos by Davide Perbellini
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled, 2006 Blu + Ericailcane Blu and Ericailcane use pseudonyms and rank internationally among the best-known street artists (in 2011, The ...
La stella alpina
La stella alpina
Lithopuncture “La stella alpina–Edelweiss”, 1997 Marko Pogačnik Slovenian artist Marko Pogačnik (Kranj, 1944) was a co-founder of OHO Group, one of ...
Il cavallo di Maia
Il cavallo di Maia
Il cavallo di Maia, 1989 Aligi Sassu Aligi Sassu (Milan, 1912 – Pollença, 2000) was an Italian painter, sculptor and engraver. He was a key figure in ...
To breath in, breathe out, love
To breath in, breathe out, love
To breath in, breathe out, love, 2019 Margit Klammer Margit Klammer (Innichen/San Candido, 1958) strived to evoke at the "art drive in" the wellbeing ...
art drive in
art drive in
art drive in art drive in is an art project in the public sphere conceived by Verena Unterberger and curated by Benno Simma. It led to the creation ...
HumanShapes
HumanShapes
HumanShapes The HumanShapes art project was initiated in 2015 by Gabriela Strohmer (Meran’s City Councilor of Economy and Tourism) and by Barbara ...
Art & Nature
Art & Nature
Art & Nature A cultural project, Art & Nature was completed in 2015 and 2016 in the context of the Merano Spring festival . It was conceived and ...