Leaflet distribution action: »Gift of Friendship: Ernst Thälmann Island and the GDR Beach«

»Leaflet distribution action in public space with Cora Hegewald & Erik Göngrich« 

When: 08. May 2021, 15:00h – 17:00h (de)
Distribution points: Ernst-Thälmann-Denkmal (Greifswalder Str.52, 10405 Berlin) and Marx-Engels Forum (Karl-Liebknecht-Str., 10178 Berlin).

We invite you to immerse yourself in the long arm of the history of galloping monuments through drawings and photographs: Cuban islands of opportunity are given away, Thälmann busts sink into the sand and are forgotten. In Berlin, the Thälmann sculpture and the park of the same name are now listed monuments while Marx and Engels have yet to find their place in their forum. Not to mention the Humboldforum in its dummy palace that has yet to be imagined.

Reproductions of the drawings and photographs will be available at both locations on Saturday 8 May.

Erik Göngrich (*1966)

Lives and works in Berlin and abroad since 1988.
Studied Master of Art at the Academy of fine Arts, Berlin, Germany (1992-97). Dipl.Ing. Interior-Architecture at the Fachhochschule Rosenheim, Germany (1986-91).