Whether it’s a quote from Hannah Arendt, a lyric from a Beatles tune or a statement by the Hungarian Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertész, the Goethe-Institut asked people in ten European countries in local competitions for their favourite quote from European high and pop culture. The quotes submitted, which reflect the linguistic and intellectual diversity of Europe, are now being engraved in their original languages and in translation on 6,000 wooden blocks and made visible as an installation called “The Disappearing Wall”. But the diverse ideas of Europe are not only visible in this project, but also tangible – and lasting. After the unveiling, all passers-by will have the opportunity to take blocks with quotes home with them. All that remains is the clear Plexiglas grid: the wall will disappear.

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Event location

Kypseli’s Municipal Market, Fokionos Negri 42, Athens


Matoula Koutsari

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