Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien GmbH (Public Art Vienna) is committed to breathing new life into the city of Vienna’s public space with permanent or temporary art projects. Its endeavors are aimed at strengthening the identity of the city and of individual neighborhoods in terms of contemporaneity and at reviving public space as an agora – a place of sociopolitical and cultural discussion. KÖR does not understand art in public space as décor, but as an offer for the confrontation with aesthetical contents and radical solutions and a symbolic marking of hitherto culturally abstemious territories.

KÖR manages art projects, commissions artists, organizes competitions for projects in public space, allots subsidies to artists or partner organizations, and engages in activities related to these tasks (symposia, publications, educational programs, etc.).