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The Aesthetics of Resistance, 1992-2012

Neon letterings.

Photo prints, screen print.

Reconstruction of The Pergamon Project from 1992/93: In this artistic intervention in the museum presentation of the Pergamon Altar, the names of German towns in which attacks against asylum seekers and migrants had occurred were placed in the form of neon tubes on the steps of the altar.

To the 15 city names of 1992, Jaar added three more in red, referring to places where a right-wing terror group murdered small-business owners of immigrant backgrounds. "Köln" (Cologne) refers to the nail bomb attack there in 2004.

 

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Alfredo Jaar - The way it is

An Aesthetics of Resistance. Exhibition at 3 Berlin institutions: NGBK, Berlinische Galerie, Alte Nationalgalerie, June - Sept. 2012. Extensive photo tour, information.

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