Must historic buildings be visually attractive? And if so, what do we mean by visually attractive? And who determines what we mean? Is there beauty in deterioration? Or is letting a building deteriorate an insult to those who created it?
These and similar questions will be discussed in the second of five discussion evenings organised by the Deutschen Nationalkomitees für Denkmalschutz in the Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts on February 5th.
Hosted by the culture journalist Volker Panzer and featuring contributions from author Uwe Tellkamp and artist Markus Lüpertz the evening promises to offer new perspectives and ideas on the nature, meaning and importance of historic buildings and so promote a more constructive debate over how communities deal with such.
Denkmal Interventionen – Was ist schön? takes place at the Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts on Wednesday 5th February 2014 at 7pm
Entrance is free.