HAPPENINGText: Yoshito Maeoka

And another thing, there were more standing retro signs than usual on an access aisle from U8 to U2. I gazed them and they said “Art is a daughter of freedom” and “Do work, and doubt nothing”, whose messages have a bit of irony and are full of humor. They were Christine Hill’s piece.

I treated her sense of humor favorable. However, I was rather wondering about a function of advertisement itself, which should command interest of those who are there.

The history of exhibitions at this station dates back to 1958, or former East Germany. The competition for the poster of speaking world peace was held with political tension of this period for a background. After that, exhibitions on themes about peace seemed to be held several times from 1982. This project inherits the spirits of those exhibitions of East Germany, while this focuses attention on the meaningful projects that were buried in the time like that. Check it on the Web site (in German).

U2 Alexanderplatz

Date: September 27th – October 29th, 2006
Place: Alexanderplatz

Text: Yoshito Maeoka
Translation: Yuhei Kikuchi
Photos: Yoshito Maeoka

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