A Good-shaped Diamond Is Hard to Find

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  • Year: 2019
  • Place: Ruhrgebiet
  • Land: Germany (51.51751795,7.14391820171324) centr.
  • Category: Earth/ Soil, Economy, Participation/ Social issues/ Politics, and Resources/ Energy/ Nuclear/ Fossil
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A GOOD-SHAPED DIAMOND IS HARD TO FIND is part of a triptych of three black and white murals in Bochum, Dortmund and Essen by the Berlin artist Stefan Marx. The works originated in the context of the exhibition Ruhr Ding: Territorien by Urbane Künste Ruhr 2019. Through various fragments of sentences and quotations, Marx comments on the past, present and future of the Ruhr area that has largely been shaped by the coal mining industry.

„While the wall in Bochum represents a final farewell to the region’s history of mining, the past is left behind on the one in Dortmund, commenting on the neoliberal working society that still shapes life in the present. Referencing Woody Guthrie’s soundtrack, Essen’s wall honours the little man’s everyday life and his search for a better future.” (Leonie Böhmer) >>

Source: Böhmer, Leonie: Stefan Marx – A good-shaped Diamond is hard to find. In: Urbane Künste Ruhr (Hg.). Ruhr Ding: Territorien Guide 4.5.-30.6.2019. Passau: Passavia, 2019. PDF. S. 95-96. <https://www.urbanekuensteruhr.de/jobs/UKR-2019-GUIDE_WEB.pdf> (12.06.2019)

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