„PSA Regarding Monuments, Others“

Since the end of documenta 14, Kassel has been plagued – or, as some would have it, ‚divided‘ by quarrels regarding Olu Oguibe’s “Fremdlinge und Flüchtlinge Monument” (strangers and refugees monument), usually referred to as ‚the obelisk‘. Being marginally involved in the politics surrounding Oguibe’s art work, I wrote a short piece in English on the conflict in Kassel and what I – being an immigrant myself – think about all of this against the backdrop of the equally unpleasant discussions on immigration in contemporary Germany (as of March 2019, the monument hasn’t been re-installed …).