Subway to Nowhere

German artist Martin Kippenberger envisioned a sort of global underground system, with stations as far apart as Greece and Germany, and in his art projects inspired by this concept, installed many entrances to the imagined global subway system, most of which lead to nowhere.

Kippenberger has been dead for eight years. The Canadian iteration in this work is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Dawson City, Yukon. It’s the first and only “subway” in the Yukon. The subway entrance was built by his friend, Reinald Nohal. The project is playful, suggesting that the entrances to subway systems could act as a sort of portal.

From CBC Arts News. Photo credit: CBC Photo/Paul Tucker