Uwolnic Stalina Uwolnic Coca Cole

Free Stalin Free Coca Cola

CR 99. Year 1990

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Uwolnic Stalina Uwolnic Coca Cole

Another aspect of these works is that they make us sensitive to "change" (both within the artwork in question, and beyond or outside it). These works often also "refer to" or "call to mind" or "evoke in us" history. But, being activated, we do not see in them works that force a vision of history on us. They create a free space: not only for the imagination but also for OUR conscience, our emotions, thoughts, memories. They leave us free to think, to feel, to choose a position vis á vis the past and the present.

A.B. Meadows 2010

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Work in Public Space

White vinyl letters on b/w photograph 240 x 360 cm

A billboard shows a negative image of a view of the industrial area of Bitterfeld, inclined at a 90° angle. The phrase Free Stalin Free Coca Cola in Polish is laid over the photograph. 

An edition entitled 5 Photographic Pieces (822) is realized on the basis of this work.


Realisation

In front of the Historical Museum, Lodz 1990

Bibliography

I: Bolzano 1999, p. 122

II: Fleck 1995, p. 74
IV: Blume 1994, p. 216

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My name is Jochen Gerz