Marking end of WWI with art project
31 artists from 31 countries are recalling the end of the First World War 100 years ago.
Berlin (dpa) - In an unusual art project of the German Bundestag, or parliament, 31 artists from 31 countries are recalling the end of the First World War 100 years ago. In 31 equal-sized square frames of oak wood from a battle zone in the Alsace region, the artists have created 31 very different works all meant to portray a message for peace, the curators of the show said.
Among the artists are Monica Bonvicini, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, Roman Ondák and Guenther Uecker. The project is to be unveiled in the Bundestag on November 7, tow days before a parliamentary session marking the end of World War I. Initiator of the project is Volker-Johannes Trieb, an artist from Osnabrueck. The artists are from the 31 countries which were involved militarily in the war. "The variety of the forms of expression was important in choosing the artists," curator Mattijs Visser said.
The exhibition "1914/1918 - Not Then, Not Now, Not Ever" opens on November 10 and runs through January 6, 2019, with advance reservations for guided tours.