Friday, 29 June 2012

Daniel Garcia Andújar + Nouvel

Let’s democratise democracy, since 2011
Installation with photographs, video, poster

Daniel Garcia Andújar carried out the action Democraticemos La Democracia (Let’s democratise democracy) in Barcelona in 2011. An aeroplane trailing a banner with the slogan in the title flew along the city’s coastline. The action was photographed from another aeroplane. Unlike from ground level, here the slogan does not appear against a blue sky, but against the skyline of Barcelona. When the Torre Agbar (Spain’s highest building, designed by Jean Nouvel) appears on the horizon together with the banner, this is a clear comment against trivialising the city with the notion of the Iconic City – and in favour of enhancing its function as a place where communities are articulated and constituted: let’s democratise democracy!

via Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

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