The life-sized sculptures of horses of the Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves are directly located in opposite to the Quadriga of the Brandenburg Gate. They reflect the historical infirmity of the Quadriga and bear evidence of their own journey in itself: Migration, asylum-seeking, immigration. Whereto the horses go is unanswered. Effective actions are called for with regard to the versatile socio-political challenges of migration, immigration and integration in today’s world.
„The beauty itself is a truth, that humans invent by themselves. It creates a more pleasant reality than the one we can see.“Gustavo Aceves
„It is the story of migration and diaspora, which creates cultures over time.“Gustavo Aceves
Exhibition: May 3rd – May 9th, 2015
Opening: May 2nd, 2015, 5 pm
Location: Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
The open-air exhibition „Lapidarium – To overcome borders“ is a collaboration with Gustavo Aceves, Kulturprojekte Berlin, the Mexican Embassy and the gallery Jarmuschek+Partner.
It takes place as a part of the "May ’45 – Spring in Berlin" designed project, that is conceived together with Kulturprojekte Berlin, Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, and Berliner Unterwelten e.V., the Society for exploration and documentation of subterranean architecture.