side by side von Madeleine Dietz - Kassel, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kittyposse
N 51° 18.552 E 009° 29.293
32U E 534029 N 5684323
Quick Description: A ring of steel and graveyard soil from 131 countries.
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 7:46:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMGK46
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

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EN
This is an outdoor exhibit at the Museum for Sepulchral Culture (Waymark) that I feel deserves to be waymarked in its own right: A rectangular flower bed the shape of a grave inside a circular steel structure of about two meters in diameter, for which graveyard soil from 131 different countries was collected and mixed together. The art installation by German sculptress Madeleine Dietz (born 1953) illustrates that burying the dead is very much a universal behavior across cultures, regardless of any religious, ideological, social and ethnical differences between them. The outdoor area of the museum is open to the public 24/7 and free of charge.
Source: Wikipedia

DE
Dies ist ein Kunstwerk im Außenbereich des Museums für Sepulkralkultur (Waymark), das absolut einen eigenen Waymark für sich verdient: Ein rechteckiges, grabähnliches Pflanzenbeet, das in einem stählernen Ring von etwa zwei Metern Durchmesser angelegt wurde und für das Friedhofserde aus 131 verschiedenen Ländern zusammengetragen und miteinander vermengt wurden. Die 1953 geborene deutsche Bildhauerin Madeleine Dietz veranschaulicht damit, dass das Begraben der Toten ein universelles Verhalten ist, das die verschiedenen Kulturen bei allen vorhandenen religiösen, weltanschaulichen, sozialen und ethnischen Unterschieden miteinander verbindet. Der Außenbereich des Museums ist rund um die Uhr kostenlos zugänglich.
Quelle: Wikipedia
Title: side by side

Artist: Madeleine Dietz

Media (materials) used: Steel and soil

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Front garden of Museum for Sepulchral Culture

Date of creation or placement: 2007

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