Monday, August 6, 2018
Art report / Hamburg 5
This is the end of my art reports from Europe, with something kind of funny from the Hamburger Kunsthalle.
As the wall sign explains: "The sculptures use architectural models as their starting point. Annette Streyl had the Reichstag and other landmarks of German politics and history knit at a scale of 1:100 and hung them over a clothesline. Deprived of their power and importance, they resemble pieces of wet laundry."
I got a laugh out of these pieces, especially the limply dangling flag atop the Reichstag. The tall BMW towers looked to me just like as a pair of long johns.
Worth the price of admission!