The Ernst Reuter Platz Collection.
Arts vs. Politics

   
   


above tile is titled: "Berlin 1" by Wolf.

above tile is titled: "East/West" by LUSICI.
 
 

Berlin, summer 1996/1997. The Ernst Reuter Platz Collection. Arts vs. Politics

We reported and supported this event in summer 2006 and registered most of the vast amount of artwork into 1997. More than 10 years have past and we look back at our initial founding event with some distance. Berlin was bankrupt at that time. Art was run down, theatres were closing. Berlin still had not gained back the status of the German capitol, yet.

Politicians did not show any interest in joining efforts led by a Isolde Josipovici, a Berlin local, who stood up to protest against the devastated situation surrounding this once famous fountain in Berlin. She had local artists painting on the glazed tiles she recovered from the derelict fountain. The final art work was sold in charity auctions to raise money for the fountain to be maintained.

Artbust does own some of the original artwork. But Artbust also recognised the potential and tried to capture images of this fast disappearing art work. We are able to present a retrospective and show a   "Best of the Artwork".

Or select directly from pages 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12.

I hope you like it. It was one of the rare occasions that Arts moved politics. Please read the related (background) story (in three parts with more links) - as reported by the pre-Artbust magazine Berlin-Inside (it reached about 50,000 readers per day at that time) - which will tell you in detail what is and was going on in Berlin, which still considers itself as an Art capitol of the world. We dared to doubt it in this occasion ! 

   


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