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Replica Parthenon

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Baggs Sat 12-Aug-17 09:18:56

An Argentinian artist, Marta Minujin, has built a replica Parthenon for the 100-day ‘Documenta 14’ art exhibition in Kassel, Germany. It's made out of banned books as a comment on the importance of free expression to Western culture and civilisation: "The installation was made to start a dialogue on censorship, and was built on the site where Nazis burned books by Jewish or Marxist writers in 1933. It also has a twin exhibition in Athens."

ffinnochio Sat 12-Aug-17 11:32:12

Wow! Fascinating how art installations can bring together past and present, alongside the diverse cultural issues of the then and now.

ffinnochio Sat 12-Aug-17 11:32:34

Would love to visit it!