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Press Release: Harry Sachs (LANDREFORM)
Skupturenpark Berlin_Zentrum presents:
Harry Sachs
Park Sculpture in Sculpture Park

Sunday, December, 21, 2008, 2 PM
December 21 2008 - February 2009

Alte Jakobstrasse/Stallschreiberstrasse
(U2 Spittelmarkt)

The military zone dividing East and West Berlin has for the time of the Berlin Wall been the biggest park area of Germany. With the only visitors being soldiers of the GDR army, the park had clearly marked routes and a strict dogs on leash policy. Due to an extensive use of pesticides the costs of maintainance were low. Lawn mowing and tree care were not necessary.

In the last 20 years this green belt has been less secured and fostered than all the time before: only partly edged by fences the area is now structured by random paths, along a spectrum of rank growth making it a diverse flora and fauna.

As part of the ongoing exhibition series Landreform, this part of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum will be declared a public park. To increase the amenity values of the place, the existing matrix of trails will be extended by new footpaths, organically blending in with the existing landscape. The rank growth will be secured and cultivated by circular framing. For recreation and contemplation a new park bench will be provided. Hopefully people are encouraged to further bed plants and to place additional park benches. This sculpture is dedicated to those who have spontaneously used and developed the land for the last 20 years.

Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is a project by KUNSTrePUBLIK, e.V. (Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs, Daniel Seiple). The exhibition series, LANDREFORM, has received the generous support from the Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn.

For more information, please contact our office:
Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum
Neue Grünstr. 20
10179 Berlin