Martin Kippenberger’s Metro-Net


Before his untimely death in 1997 at age 43 , Martin Kippenberger imagined a global underground metro system and started to construct entrances to it in different cities around the world. These faux subway entrances lead nowhere physically, but conceptually link the major cities and people of the world.

The Metro-Net entrance in Syros, Greece

The Metro-Net entrance in Syros, Greece

Here are some images of  Kippenberger plans for Metro-Net at the 1997 Documenta.

For more please see Some things about art and cities and M.K. Metro-Net WORLD CONNECTION.

I was recently contacted by Patrick of Whitby, Ontario. He wrote, “I was returning from Maine and found this in Quebec. Notre Dame des Bois to be exact. Taking a butt break at a Rest Area and curiosity got the best of me and I found this:”


Extending Kippenberger’s METRO-Net is a large-scale sculptural installation by Klaus Scherübel designed as an homage to and continuation of the “METRO-Net” project by German artist Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997).


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