Reading and presentation

Über Minen, Masken und Messer im Rücken

Andreas Siekmann and Alice Creischer on the Dürer Column

Mon, Jun 14, 2021
By the Mirror Pond in front of HKW
8 pm
Free admission, with free admission ticket
In German
Dürer-Säule, Buckelbergwerk , © Andreas Siekmann

In 1525, shortly after the end of the Peasants’ War, the painter, graphic artist and mathematician Albrecht Dürer developed his famous theory of proportion. At the same time, in response to the peasants’ defeat, he designed his unrealized Monument to the Vanquished Peasants (1525), which was taken up by Andreas Siekmann in his After Dürer. Can a political statement also be discerned in Dürer’s theoretical writings? In his sketch, there is a knife embedded in the back of a kneeling peasant. How does this relate to other things that must be carried on the back?

With Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann

Reading from the Potosí Archive, book no. 1 / 2