Two years ago, Fodor’s Border Wall was exhibited in an open space in Vienna. Now it is back again: you can find it in Vienna’s old town district at the junction of Freyung and Herrengasse.
The Wall represents a segment of a boundary wall made of translucent concrete. With light towards the piece, the image of a child on the front side turns visible as a silhouette from behind. The Wall resembles current boundary walls (Turkish-Bulgarian Border, Israel, and many more) but also recalls the past (Berlin Wall). It is a statement to themes as inclusion and exclusion, within and without, protection and incarceration . . .
The artist Ben G. Fodor reflects upon his own experience and biography as a refugee.
The Freyung is a frequented square that is famous for it’s old Viennese Christmas market (featuring bio farmers, restaurants and a traditional nativity scene), and also for its preference for installing modern artworks all around the year. It is definitely worth visiting!