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Art March, 27 2011

Cyprien Gaillard “The Recovery of Discovery” at KW Institute of Contemporary Art

Cyprien Gaillard presented his latest installation this weekend at the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin. Entitled “The Recovery of Discovery”, the outcome was rather interesting.

“Similarly to the relocation of the Pergamon Altar, 72,000 bottles of beer of the brand “Efes” have been transported from Turkey to Germany. The cardboard boxes filled with bottles form the even steps of the pyramid. By using the monument – by climbing the sculpture and drinking the beer – its destruction is already initiated. The barbaric removal of single architectural elements that have been transported from their original location to Berlin, embodies both the concept of displacement and a tourist colonialism.”

KW Institute of Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69
10117 Berlin

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