A much-acclaimed work of art in the exhibition Points of Resistance, which was presented in April 2021 in the Zionskirche in Berlin, was the “Little Burden Bear” by the stone sculptor Stefan Rinck. Feedback on this work gave rise to the idea of a symbolic, large version of the Lastenbär for public spaces, which could now be realised.
On 9 November 2021, the inauguration of the work will be celebrated at the future location of Zionskirche, fixed for two years, embedded in an extensive programme of events.
With great support from all those involved, including the relevant Berlin authorities, this idea for the publicly exhibited work of art has become a reality within six months. Inspired by the great attention of the visitors, subsequently conceived for public space and deliberately placed in this context, the large “Lastenbär” by Stefan Rinck (*1973) at the Zionskirche in Berlin-Mitte can now soon become relevant, effective everyday culture. The monumental sandstone work …
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Image caption: Artwork: Stefan Rinck, „Why I bear / Großer Lastenbär“, 2021 Sandstone, 170 x 185 x 120 cm (Photo: KvW)