ilona németh, bertha von suttner revisited
ilona németh, bertha von suttner revisited
ilona németh, bertha von suttner revisited
 

ilona németh


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bertha von suttner revisited



Even though Mittelpunkt Europas (The Centre of Europe) engages with a quantifiable given, with the billboard Die Mitte Europas (2006) the Bratislava-based artist Ilona Németh shows that most of the countries in Europe have claimed to be this European centre at sometime in the course of history. She represents this fact, far from without irony, on a map of Europe. In places she also includes the date of such exaggerated claims, which often went hand in hand with situations of radical change — as in the case of Slovakia, where an appropriate memorial was erected in Kremnica shortly before independence.