Cologne, Trash People, H.A. Schult

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Wim de Vries on April 18, 2007

Some say German artist H.A. Schult likes to provoke. He retorts that artists are society’s litmus test. Provocative or not, his Trash People are relics of a distinctly human byproduct: garbage.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure." Artist H.A. Schult takes that adage to the limit: he's installed 1,000 figures made of debris in front of one of the world's cultural treasures: the Cologne Cathedral.

Trash People are life-size figures the artist began making in 1996 from rubbish collected at the municipal depot in Cologne, the city where Schult lives and works. The figures' faces are molded from tin cans, their chests constructed from computers, their limbs shaped from crushed plastic -- all carefully formed into sculptures intended to remind people of the waste they constantly produce.

Schult needed 30 assistants for over six months to help him create the figures. They began with cleaning the rubbish; the stench would have otherwise been unbearable.

Schult's monumental statements parallel his exhibition locations. His Trash People have been installed at some of the greatest sites in the world: on China's Great Wall, near the Egyptian pyramids, on Moscow's Red Square, at Switzerland's Matterhorn mountain, at the Grand Place in Brussels and La Grande Arche in Paris.

Badewanne B. on December 27, 2008

Jau die hat meine Schwester auch geknipst, ich habe sie leider nicht gesehen ;-(

Badewanne B. on December 27, 2008

sie ist schlimmer als ich, da bin ich harmlos gegen

Wim de Vries on December 27, 2008

Hat deine Schwester auch Bilder bei Panoramio reingestellt, Wännchen?

Wim de Vries on December 27, 2008

Danke Oli für dein bo & Y* :-)

Gruß, Wim

Badewanne B. on December 27, 2008

Ne Wim leider nicht. Obwohl sie auch echt viele tolle Fotos hat.

Wim de Vries on December 27, 2008

Vielleicht kannst du Sie werben für Panoramio und bekommst noch ein Werbegeschenk :-)

Wim de Vries on December 27, 2008

Wäre schön :-)

© panoramio. g_ on June 1, 2009


(aber das sagte ich ja bereits..)



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