Emilio López-Menchero, Checkpoint Charlie, 2010
Digital print on tarpaulin, 160 × 240 cm

13.09.–22.10.2017

STAR WORK № 24: Checkpoint Charlie

Emilio López-Menchero

In 2010, the Belgian artist set up Checkpoint Charlie as part of a performance in Brussels. Alongside the canal between the Rue Antoine Dansaert and the Chaussée de Gand, there suddenly appeared an exact copy of the guardhouse that stood in the Friedrichstraße in Berlin until 1989. The unexpected border check in a city that couldn’t be more international had a disconcerting effect. But it is borders of family background and income to which López-Menchero points at this site, replete with symbolic significance for Brussels, between the districts of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean and Bruxelles.

STAR WORK
Within the Star Work series a different artwork from the IKOB Collection is displayed each time.

Star Work № 9: Poésie urbaine


Star Work № 7: Seestück II


Star Work № 11: Composition


Star Work № 12: Untitled


Star Work № 14: Sieglar-96-09-21


Star Work № 13: LBYD/SOI


Star Work № 1: Ein auf seinen Grundriss reduzierter Stein im Maßstab 1 : 1 / Berg aus Steinstaub


Star Work № 25: A Billion Square Circles


Star Work № 23: Babalú Ayé


Star Work № 22: Sorry


Star Work № 21: République Libre de Clairefontaine


Star Work № 20: Constructor


Star Work № 19: DEIN GEILSTER MÄDCHENFLUGKÖRPER SCHREIT TOTALST: NUR VORNE IST EVOLUTION IM SCHRITT "MARSCH MARSCH", VERSACHLICHT ALLES.


Star Work № 18: Ohne Titel


Star Work № 17: Corte Cromático, Hommage an André Blank


Star Work № 16: Statements 34/56


Star Work № 15: Texte zur Kunst