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Memorial Mania

December 12, 2011


Made some nice discoveries at a symposium at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, which they organised with the American Academy. It was centered around the book ‘Memorial Mania’ by Erika Doss, who spoke in the afternoon and showed some telling examples of memorials in the USA, for 9/11 and the Oklahoma bombing. Many angles were […]

A monument about monuments

September 18, 2011


This week I met with Susanne Prinz, who runs the public art projects at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. One of their permanent pieces is a work by Clegg & Guttmann, situated in a spot where people just like to sit and gather and sometimes have parties. They integrated the whole ‘sitting idea’ into the work by making it […]

Elmgreen and Dragset’s monument

August 8, 2011


Elmgreen and Dragsets monument to gay victims of the Holocaust on the edge of Tiergarten. I didn’t realise it was so close to the Holocaust monument – which explains the shape of it I guess, and why it’s slightly tilted. There’s the viewing hole… And this is the film of the two guys kissing. A monument […]

Very sad for Wagner (a tribute to Kiss)

August 8, 2011


A sign next to Wagner’s tormented statue in Tiergarten, with a good sense of irony. First an ugly roof had to be placed over it…. Then a Kiss fan had his way with it.