Tourists of Life

Taken from the series “Tourists of Life”, 2007
(4 C-prints, variable sizes)


Sowing the Seeds

SCHALOM

SOWING THE SEEDS – Schalom/Shalom
Installation by Divjak/Weishäupl (Grass area, Vienna Heldenplatz)

On March 15, 1938 a crowd gathered on Heldenplatz cheered for the “Führer” and celebrated the so-called “Anschluss” (annexation) to the German Reich.

Seventy-five years later, in March 2013, grass will be sown on the field on which the masses shouted with enthusiasm in 1938. Slowly, the word “Shalom” is gradually becoming legible. Peace as a wish and a path for all people. “Shalom” as a delicate, growing symbol that must be taken care of.

In cooperation with
Österreichische Präsidentschaftskanzlei
Österreichische Bundesgärten
Burghauptmannschaft Österreich

Sponsored by
Vienna Insurance Group

(Duration: March 15th – November 9th 2013)

Sowing the Seeds