«Guardians of time» called Manfred Kielnhofer his characters, he has set up secretly at the documenta in Kassel. They were removed — but the artist is happy about the success of his guerrilla action.
«Is it art, or is that away?», should have the curator of the documenta in demand, as they discovered the larger-than-life plastic sculptures of the Austrian one Morning in front of the castle Wilhelm height, and later also in the Karlsaue below the documenta-Halle. They decided on «the way», because Kielnhofer had made his characters without permission, and secretly, over night at the documenta sites.
«With my guerrilla actions, I would like to encourage people to Think,» says the artist at the request of the German wave. «It’s about money and Power and not» like quoted by the German press Agency. You stylized Kiel Hofer’s art action, even armed with the world renowned art show, the Kielnhofer with his «guardians of time» challenge.
Discovered and put away
With his guerrilla art Manfred Kiel would like to practice Hofer criticism of the documenta
So serious is the exhibition-maker took the action. «No comment,» it was said at the documenta. The mystical figures in robes are not a part of the exhibition and the Museum landscape of Hessen Kassel had put away three of the «guardians of time» in front of the wilhelmshöhe Palace, at the weekend. The artists could pick up his characters, Lena plump, spokeswoman for the Museum administration.
His guerrilla campaign was now over, says Manfred Kielnhofer and announces, to show the Work to be one of the «legal types», among other things, in the Kassel gallery. Anyway, his Work served a good purpose. A «guardian» he wants to sell now in the Bernese gallery. Cost per unit: 5000 Euro.
Also in Berlin, «seats free»
One of the Austrians kielnhofer has managed to do in any case: With his action he has caused for conversation to the Kassel world of art. And the gloss writer of the editorial staff felt, after a long dry spell, once again, inspired: The guardians «to penetrate into the fun a liberated Zone of the documenta», etches the Berlin «Tagesspiegel» and suggests: «in Berlin, a few places are still free, those silly monks, the mood could loosen. Mr. kielhofer, over to you!»