May 23, 2013


Stolpersteine are rocks set on the sidewalk to stumble upon while strolling in a German city. Gunter Demnig, an artist, developed the idea as both a way to intervene public space and a personalized memorial for victims of the Nazi politics.

At the project's website you can see a map of the 33,000 Stolpersteine Demnig has installed so far. An amazing register, but far too little for the millions killed. "Here lived"... and the data regarding the persons killed, either Judes, Sinti-Roma, gays, handicapped or whoever.

This kind of projects should be more successful than the emptiness proposed by, say, Damian Hirst. But so is the market...

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