Robert Burghardt

Monument for the Modernism (Model)

Monument for Modernism, Berlin 2009 (Model)

 

Monument for the Modernism

Monument for Modernism, Berlin 2009 (Montage)

 

Monument for the Modernism

Monument for Modernism, Berlin 2009 (Montage, view from Unter den Linden street)

With his truly monumental Monument for the Modernism Robert Burghardt aims to intervene into an ongoing discussion about urban space in Berlin. Parts of the former Berlin City Palace that were destroyed during WWII were replaced by modernist buildings in East Germany, but the Palace of Republic and the Foreign Ministry were again torn down following the GDR’s end, leaving an urban void in Berlins center. Contrary to the ongoing discussion that favours rebuilding the original City Palace, Burghardt proposes a collage of existing modernist architecture that at the first instance is dysfunctional, but opens up space for individual or collective purposes and imagination.

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