Art project in the northern lighthouse of the Reichstag building
On September 12, 2000, Wolfgang Thierse, then President of the Bundestag (German Parliament), inaugurated Hans Haacke’s participatory art project DER BEVÖLKERUNG (To the Population) in the northern open air courtyard of the Reichstag building (seat of Bundestag, German parliament) with soil collected from his election district in Berlin.
Today, 20 years later, as of summer 2020 some 400 members of parliament from nearly every political party have participated with contributions from their constituencies. Marking the 20th anniversary of this work, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) presents an exhibition on the controversial beginnings and the broad participatory development of DER BEVÖLKERUNG (To the Population) over the past 20 years. More info