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Wolf Vostell «German View from the Black Room Cycle»
Wolf Vostell, «German View from the Black Room Cycle», 1958 – 1963
Photograph: Berlinische Galerie | ©

 Wolf Vostell
«German View from the Black Room Cycle»

A burnt piece of wood with barbed wire, and newspaper cuttings about the Soviet Army and the military organization of the East German police force evokes associations with the political situation of the time and the existence of two German states. The 'Black Room' series is made up of three object montages. The 'German View' section features a built-in TV set with programme running, as well as barbed wire, newspapers, bones and a children's toy.