|| Bakunin's Barricade | 2015 ||
Bakunin’s Barricade | a barricade inspired by Bakunin’s never realized proposal in 1849 using works from the Van Abbemuseum’s Collection: Asger Jorn, Le monde Perdu, 1960, Oskar Kokoschka, Augustusbrücke Dresden, 1923, Fernand Léger, Une Chaise, un pot de fleurs, 2 bouteilles, 1951, Pablo Picasso, Nature morte à la bougie, 1945, René Daniëls, Grammofoon, 1978, Jan Vercruysse, Schöne Sentimenten, (1986)1988, Marlene Dumas, The View, 1992, El Lissitzky, Proun P23, No. 6, 1919 | A loan contact, prepared in collaboration with a lawyer, stipulates that the barricade may be requested and deployed during extreme economic, social, political, transformative moments and social movements. | 2015 | view from Van Abbemuseum.
In 1849 when Prussian troops tried to defeat the socialist insurgency in Dres- den revolutionary anarchist Mikhail Bakunin suggested placing paintings from the National Museum’s collection in front of the barricades, speculating Prussian soldiers wouldn't dare destroy the works and therefore pass the barricade. Inspired by Bakunin’s never realized proposal Ogut has created a barricade using works from the Van Abbe’s collection. A document stipulates that the barricade may be requested and deployed by activists during future social uprisings.
From the Van Abbemuseum Collection:
El Lissitzky, Proun P23, No. 6, 1919
With thanks to: Milieustraat Eindhoven, Cure Afvalbeheer