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Berlin Art at Site www.berlinkunst.info Wieland Förster Nike 89
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Wieland Förster
Nike 89
1999
Glienicker Brücke
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Nike 89 made by Wieland Foester is not a perfect angel, but rather a touchingly sweet person. You see wings, the sculpture is silvered, so it must be a special person. At the same time the rough finish and strange shapes make it clear that it’s human to make mistakes. In the essay by ArtAtSite this artwork is compared with the following artworks. Check this link for the essay.

Everyone knows intuitively that an Egyptian obelisk (Paris, picture 1) is about human strength, intelligence, connecting earth and heaven. It is not necessary to delve into the vanity and the ubiquitous role of religion during the creation of the artwork.

This needle (Paris, Bergeret Pierre, picture 2) concerns obviously the role of the ruler, his victories and longing for immortality that the artwork becomes complacent and loses sight of the social context. The artistic qualities of the artwork have a serving character or are underexposed.

Eric Orr shows with the artwork Prime Matter (Los Angeles, picture 3, more information) that humans control nature; lights the fire when and where humans wants. There is a pillar of natural stone and there is natural fire. This is a powerful and great artwork. The only thing; to me, fire is a too fierce primary power to be part of subtle art.

Iosa Ghini Massimo has made with Quattro Punti Per Una Torre (Milan, picture 4, more information) a significant, eye-catching artwork. The monumental form opens itself careful and shows the tingle interior. The sculpture stands in a courtyard of a university. Should the university recognize the desire to be strong and still be open, vulnerable and also demonstrate vitality?

This artwork Angel by Emily Young (London, picture 5, more information) has the potential to say meaningful things about the role of the European tradition because it combines elements from this tradition creatively. On top of a number of pillars a face is superimposed. The eyes, nose and mouth are surrounded by coarse hair. The face radiates self-confidence, strength and sympathy. To me, a column is an important supporting element of a building with a social or religious function. By putting a face on a pedestal, I am thinking of the people who shaped this social or religious function.
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