YEAR | 2017
LOCATION | Vaduz | Zürich
COLLABORATION | Anna Hilti | Toni Büchel
INSTITUTIONS | Kunstraum Engländerbau | Galerie Tarte
"The Monument" is a project pursuing the creation of a monument to the history of emigration in Liechtenstein. Not too long ago, hundreds of people left impoverished Liechtenstein, mostly to America, to find a better life.
We conducted a comprehensive search and documentation of all existing monuments scattered throughout Liechtenstein, carefully recording our findings. This collection of findings were then curated and showcased in an exhibition.
The program included debates on the relevance and possible shapes of monuments today, and public workshops to conceive a new monument for a forgotten past of Liechtenstein
The exhibition architecture drew inspiration from the middle deck, which served as a significant passage for numerous immigrants from Liechtenstein who journeyed to the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
After the exhibition in Liechtenstein, we brought a part of the installation to Zürich, Gallery Tarte and conceived a second "Denkmal-Buffet".