Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Sediments of the Wall

From top: How long is now; Mit Sicherheit keine Freiheit; Die Grenze verläuft nicht zwischen oben und unten, sondern zwischen dir und mir; and When you're strange
"The series of four panoramic views of the Berlin wall form their own group of works. Walls as a symbol for separation and boundary setting, and also as an artistic element, have formed a common thread in Mona Breede’s works for many years now. In Berlin the wall is inextricably linked to the history of Germany and the few remains are traded today as relics for tourists or are accordingly set in a new context.In the artist’s group of works the Berlin Wall is merely a reminiscence, a historical transparency and resonating space for further reflections on walls and the conflict potential that can arise in a society confronted with a wide range of social upheavals. In this way, the work “Mit Sicherheit keine Freiheit” (Freedom cannot be secured), a slogan taken from an advertising poster from the organisation Aktion Mensch, broaches the subject of a conflict in our society in which an increase in surveillance can result in a danger to our freedom." [ArtDaily.com, 2012]

ArtDaily.com [2012] Berlin: Sediments of a City by Mona Breede at Galerie Dittmar in Berlin. [Online]
 http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=43664&int_modo=1 [06/02/2012]
Galerie Dittmar [2012] Mona Breede II [Online]
http://www.galerie-dittmar.de/artist/breede2/ [06/02/2012]