Munich
Germany
Sendlingertorplatz Munich AIDS Memorial since 17 July 2002
without names
In the summer of 2000 the city council of the Bavarian capital Munich decided to raise a monument in remembrance of people who died from AIDS since 1981, and in solidarity with their friends, families and people living with HIV. As a location for the installation of Germany’s first AIDS Memorial they choose a square, Sendlinger-Tor-Platz, in downtown Munich, a much frequented business area - one of the most important public transport hubs and at the same time the “gate” to the gay and lesbian neighborhood Glockenbachviertel.
13 artists are invited to take part in the international competition for the realization of the monument. Wolfgang Tillmans‘ concept is endorsed for implementation. Tillmans recreated one of the blue tiled columns of Sendlinger Tor subway station and provided the inscription „AIDS – for the decedents – for persons with HIV – for their friends – for their families – 1981 till today” ‚AIDS – den Toten – den Infizierten – ihren Freunden – ihren Familien – 1981 bis heute‘. Two small benches invite passers-by to stay.
The inauguration of the Munich AIDS Memorial took place on July 17, 2002 – about twenty years after the first AIDS-related deaths.

Münchner Aids-Hilfe e.V.