Criticism of Bismarck-still image: Anti-Anti-Time

In the Old Elbpark in Hamburg is statues with thirty-four meters, the largest of the many Bismarck. Now to be stopped in the course of the current monument to t

Criticism of Bismarck-still image: Anti-Anti-Time

In the Old Elbpark in Hamburg is statues with thirty-four meters, the largest of the many Bismarck. Now to be stopped in the course of the current monument to the fall debate its renovation, and even demolition is required by some. In the excavation next to the Socket or, in this self-exhibition is to be created around the monument to be classified critical. In the pit, you may wish to deal intensively with the "history of the colonial heritage and the history of Bismarck", the claims of activists. The best should be erected a monument. Whether the aesthetic is fine in the country, where the most acidic of art in bloom at the construction of lemons? In any case, you will be surprised about a result of the required "critical examination of history": The setting of the monumental Bismarck-monument from 1902 until 1906, was an Anti-monument. Cited, however, of the granite of giants-Bismarck, from Hamburg, with sword and mantle of the Knights is not without reason that the no less monumental medieval Roland of Bremen, the stands for the freedom of the markets.

Among other things, the progressive Director of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Alfred Lichtwark had at the time, the art Nouveau artist Hugo Lederer for the monument selected. A Prussian Pickelhaube don't have to, but the form language is semiabstrakt in Parts already. The Monument should honor the by Wilhelm II in 1890, the dismissed Chancellor, and thus of the Emperor in the eyes of the Hanseatic League and many other free and anti-Prussian cities "monumental" bad decision will be perpetuated.

in The year of Bismarck's resignation created cartoon "The pilot goes on Board" in the British satirical magazine "Punch" was in 1906, in Hamburg, in a sense, to a highly visible lighthouse in the granite. So an anti-Imperial towers in the free Hanseatic city, which didn't work out unlike many other territories in Prussia, since then, a stark warning against Berlin, hoping that forever on the merits of the Dismissed to remind.

Similarly, Hamburg is the current example that the proposals for the disposal of monuments are always imaginative. About the stop of the monument restoration, the consideration of the Chancellor confidently, and covered with moss: rot. Or: An activist in "the area of building culture", called for the establishment of a "Park, post-colonial, where you could all the toppled statues and busts from Hamburg, as they are so trashed and color attacked" show. Both are based on the so-called Broken-Window-effect, in the case of the once Devastated steadily more corrupt. The proposed "Park in a post-colonial" would work, following the example of many Eastern European "statue Park Poststalinal" in Hungary, Romania, and elsewhere, with all its Lenin, Thälmanns, Gottwald's or Ceausescu's kind of like a chamber of horrors. From the huge bronze Stalin of the Friedrich statue of Friedrichshain-Karl-Marx-Allee used to be poured for the animal Park Friedrichsfelde, after all, a Wapiti stag and a Gorilla.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 03:19

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