curated by Antimonument e.v & Shinpei Takeda.
August 4th to August 27th.
Navid Razavi, Oscar Cueto, Manuela Picallo Gil, Alejandra Baltazar
Aug 4th opening of MANUFACTURING ANTIMONUMENT – exhibition at Wildpalms, Düsseldorf
The “Antimonument Extended” is a Ausländer-initiated VR and Mixed Reality Art Project for deconstructing traces of Nazi behind the public monuments in a non-violent and democratic way.
Monument has always been target of people’s sentiments against authority and history. However in the past 5 years, increased number of images of monuments and statues are being toppled, vandalized and damaged flooded our world. The act of deconstructing the monuments, across the globe, has become a tactic and as well as an universally understood grammar of questioning the histories. Then in the context of Germany, the question is how do we, and how do “Ausländer” engage with histories and traces of Nazi still present in the public spaces.