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0149 This is Me, This is My Country
Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2012; Arno Brandlhuber; Tobias Hönig; Haus der Kulturen der Welt: Manuela Lomba, Valerie Smith, Pia Thilmann, Johanna Zinecker; Orchideen: Lutz Röllke; Booklet: Georg Diez (Text), Tobias Hönig (Redaktion), Roland Spohn (Zeichnungen)

Cattleya General Patton (formerly known as Cattleya Joseph Stalin) (1952), Dendrobium Prince Akihito (1953), Dendrobium Clara Bundt „Kimilsungia“ (1964), Paravanda Nelson Mandela (1997), Cattleya Tipper Gore (1999), Miltoniopsis Ronald Reagan (2000), Maxillaria Gorbatschowii (2001), Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh (2002), Brassolaeliocattleya Margaret Thatcher (2004), Brassolaeliocattleya George Herbert Walker Bush (2009), Dendrobium Angela Merkel (2011), Dendrobium U Thein Sein-Daw Khin Khin Win (2012).

"Kimilsungia is an immortal flower that has bloomed in the hearts of mankind in the era of independence." (Kim Jong Il about his father in the book about the flower wearing its father’s name); „God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country.“(Benjamin Franklin Quote chiseled into the wall at the Congress Hall in Berlin); "So the butcher Stalin became the war hero Patton, who erased the disgrace of Pearl Harbor, this national pain, this American trauma, the bomb exploding at the heart of the farmers in the Midwest, in the vastness of Texas, in dusty Oklahoma, in the idyllic heartland, which was Hawaii for him; the place where it began and which ended with his father floating in the water off a Normandy beach, torn to pieces by German bullets, forgotten by his comrades, until he was drawn out to the open sea where the fish found him." (Georg Diez in "This is Me, This is My Country")

Contribution to the exhibition "Between Walls and Windows - Architektur und Ideologie" in 'Haus der Kulturen der Welt' Berlin. Curated by Valerie Smith. Besides the Chapbook "This is Me, This is My Country" by Georg Diez (published by Haus der Kulturen der Welt) another publication by Hatje Cantz came out "Between Walls and Windows - Architektur und Ideologie" with detailed contribution about "This is Me, This is My Country".    weitere Informationen...

(c) Judith Affolter & Thomas Eugster
(c) Judith Affolter & Thomas Eugster
(c) Judith Affolter & Thomas Eugster
(c) Judith Affolter & Thomas Eugster