Sunday, 22 November 2009

Art and Politics

"In 2009, the commemoration involves recreations of some of the art work – controversially – and the Goethe Maurriese project which also, not without problems, focus only upon artistic elements and wholly ignore, for various politically sensitive reasons, questions about the political wall, the place of the former DDR in contemporary Germany, the changes since unification, and the ways this symbol of division has become a marketing tool for a new (hygienic) Berlin." (Hutnyk, 2009)
Hutnyk, J. (2009) Eleven Theses on Art and Politics, #10 & #11 (not the last). [online]