Stephan Balkenhol: Balanceakt

Edited by Nicolaus Fest, Matthias Winzen
texts (English) by Kai Diekmann, Mathias Döpfner, Nicolaus Fest, Rainer Laabs, Jurij Nikitsch, Ingrid Schaffner, Matthias Winzen
96 p with 125 coloured illustrations
285 x 210 mm, halfcloth

English version:
ISBN 978-3-940953-35-3

(out of print)

Other versions of this title:
- German version, ISBN 978-3-940953-35-3

A German Monument

In an interview with the editor Matthias Winzen, Stephan Balkenhol - who has subjected one of his patiently forbearing figures on this occasion to a »Balancing Act« for the anniversary of German reunification - also maintains that a meaningful monument to commemorate German Unity is a tricky enterprise. In the capital Berlin, not far from Checkpoint Charlie and in front of the high-rise Springer Building, a man wearing a white shirt and black trousers is balancing on a piece of stylised wall that is itself situated in a flashpoint of German post-war history. Our book gives an account of the work’s development in the studio, as well as being a short reader of the history of the City of Berlin.