Safari around Reichstag

Posted on September 12, 2011


So I decided the thing to do was to get on the bike, pick a general direction and stop each time you see a public art work, any public art work, to take a picture. Last friday the general direction was the Reichstag, once there I visited the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus where they had an exhibition of designs for several ‘Kunst-am-Bau-Wettbewerbe’.

First encounter: a good old fashioned heavy metal sculpture in front of one of the other government buildings.

Then something called ‘Skulpturen gegen Krieg und Gewalt’, a group of sculptures scattered over a little park-like area. Again this piece was put here by a group of sculptors from a sculpure symposium, this time in the sixties – I know these symposia were held in the Netherlands as well, also resulting in exhibition type public art ‘settlements’.

I really like how they put the art works for the Bundestag in spots that are visible from the outside. The lights at the left are a Jorge Pardo piece in the restaurant.