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Unzeitgemasse Zeitgenossen

Untimely Contemporaries

Bernd Göbel
Noack (Leipzig)
1990

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Description

Sculpture consisting of a T-shaped base with on the horizontal beam five naked figures, who strictly adhere to their principles. Each figure has a has a small but fine detail set in gold: the city sculptor (laurel wreath), the pedagogue (golden hammer), the rationalist with golden saw, the diagnostician with ear trumpet and a figure with golden nose and golden ears, the art theorist.

Leipzig - Unzeitgemasse Zeitgenossen
pädagogikerin / The pedagogue
with a golden hammer (looking into the Grimmaische Straße)
Leipzig - Unzeitgemasse Zeitgenossen
diagnostiker / The diagnostician
with ear trumpet (looking to the Augustusplatz).
Leipzig - Unzeitgemasse Zeitgenossen
rationalisatikerin / The rationalist
with golden saw (looking into the Grimmaische Straße)
Leipzig - Unzeitgemasse Zeitgenossen
stadtgestaltiker / The city sculptor
with laurel wreath (looking to the Augustusplatz)
Leipzig - Unzeitgemasse Zeitgenossen
kunsttheoretiker / The art theorist
with golden nose and golden ears (looking into the Grimmaische Straße)

Inscription(s)

The sculptor has hammered various quotations into the vertical beam: