Sensation: Obelisk Remains in Kassel

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Surprising turnaround in the debate over the Kassel Obelisk: The documenta work of art that was dismantled on Königsplatz now remains in Kassel. Updated at 19:16 – Mayor Christian Geselle and the artist Olu Oguibe agreed, as the city announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. The obelisk had been mined the night of the German Unity. He stores in parts at a construction yard in Kassel. The press release states that the artist stated in a letter to the mayor on 8 October that he now agrees with the location proposed by the city council assembly in its decision of 24 September, Treppenstrasse. In a statement Oguibes here yesterday, he had agreed to the location Treppenstraße to get the artwork for Kassel. The offer of the city to buy the obelisk was maintained even after the "lawful and consistent dismantling of the artwork" on the Königsplatz. Geselle: "I have always emphasized that we will continue to talk, how to proceed with the artwork. It was not all day evening. "The draft contract of sale was the artist for some time before.He wanted Olu Oguibe at this point for his concession to thank that he fulfills the desire of many people in Kassel to rebuild the obelisk on the stairs, so journeyman. "In this context, my thanks also go to the many supporters from the center of the city society, who have advertised with their letter to the artist for the obelisk at the site stairs street. Likewise, I thank all the donors who have raised the purchase price amount. "Well, look @SZ_Kultur – The #Obelisk is still in #Kassel Somehow, the #AfD has not forced this beautiful city under their grin. # Documenta https: //t.co/Myyiq86YP9- Andreas Hallaschka (@Hallaschka_HH) 11 October 2018 That the work of art "Strangers and Refugees Monument" is now widely visible on an important axis of documenta outdoor art (Himmelsstürmer, Die Stranger, Erdkilometer, Rucker-Rahmen in the city center), set a pleasing and clear sign, so journeyman. "We are a self-confident and lively city and will continue to support and strengthen documenta in the future. Artistic freedom remains a valuable asset. "Once the artist had agreed to a reconstruction on Treppenstrasse, a few generous donors and art and culture-promoting companies and institutions once again agreed to make it financially possible to buy the work of art. The agreed purchase price of around 126,000 euros will be covered by this support. The Obelisk in KasselThe obelisk was one of the most popular works of art at documenta 14. The Nigerian-American artist Olu Oguibe had the 16-meter high stele in 2017 created especially for the Königsplatz. For the monument with the inscription "I was a stranger and you have housed me" in Arabic, German, English and Turkish, the city awarded him the prestigious Arnold Bode Prize, worth 10,000 Euros, and after the World Art Show, Cultural Affairs Officer Susanne Völker launched a The purchase price was initially one million euros in the room, later demanded Oguibe about 600,000 euros, but he was still satisfied with the 126,000 euros, which came together through the fundraiser, However, there was no agreement on the site According to a decision of the city council, the Obelisk was to disappear from Königsplatz until the end of September, when the documenta institute at Holländischer Platz, which was still to be built, and later Florentiner Platz in Treppenstrasse was planned as an alternative location. In October, the obelisk was dismantled because of the night and Nebelaktion it was for Obe mayor journeyman much criticism. He said that he had gambled away the reputation of the city internationally, according to those for whom the discussion had long since become a symbol of the divided society. Others praised the mayor, as he merely implemented a decision of city councils. Regardless of location, the message of the obelisk remains clear. Oguibe said at documenta: "For me, the goal is to leave a space for reflection, for contemplation, perhaps even for the debate on the issues of hospitality and gratitude." Above all, the AfD could not make friends with this she was the Obelisk "distorted art." After the dismantling, the party was happy on Facebook: "The champagne corks pop! The dismantling of the obelisk is a complete success of the AfD Kassel and can hardly be overestimated in its symbolic meaning! 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