The Recovery of Discovery

Posted in Art, boys, girls by okkame on April 17, 2011



Cyprien Gaillard, The Recovery of Discovery, 2011



“Similarly to the relocation of the Pergamon Altar, 72 000 bottles of beer of the brand Efes, whose name makes the most of the mythology of the ancient Greek city of Efes, have been transported from Turkey to Germany. The cardboard boxes filled with bottles form the even steps of the pyramid. By using the monument – by climbing the sculpture and drinking the beer – its destruction is already initiated. The barbaric removal of single architectural elements that have been transported from their original location to Berlin, embodies both the concept of displacement and a tourist colonialism.”


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