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Karl Marx, 2013

The sculptural project motivates people to consider Karl Marx as a character as well as his oeuvre. To this very day, his portrait has been an icon of critical thought that is universally recognised as a symbol of protest and resistance

The sculptural project opens up a novel and outstanding way of meeting the man who was born in Trier and has come to be known the world over. Based on humour, subtlety, irony and great respect, a monument is erected to Karl Marx, to be visible in Trier for several weeks and permitting very personal access to this great 19th-century polymath.
The sculptural project motivates people to consider Karl Marx as a character as well as his oeuvre. To this very day, his portrait has been an icon of critical thought that is universally recognised as a symbol of protest and resistance.

Photos: Axel Kohlhaas

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