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Olu Oguibe

Das Fremdlinge und Flüchtlinge Monument. 2017
[Monument for strangers and refugees]
Concrete, 3 x 3 x 16.3 m

Das Fremdlinge und Flüchtlinge Monument takes its cue from Oguibe’s experiences as a child who survived the Biafra War, which claimed the lives of some two million civilians in just thirty months. It is a repudiation of the anti-immigrant bigotry that certain world leaders and their followers have been fanning around the world lately, and an acknowledgment of the life-saving hospitality and refuge which others have offered to counter this bigotry. The work evokes and materializes the current crisis of humanity, and is a call for action.

(From information on the website of documenta 14)

* 1964 Aba, Nigeria.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Königsplatz, Olu Oguibe

Photo tour through a selection of documenta 14 venues in Kassel, 10 June - 17 September 2017. Artistic Director: Adam Szymczyk; approx. 250 participants.

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