We've learned via Hito Steyerl (@hito) that the artists representing Germany in this year's Venice Biennale have adorned the German Pavilion with a Greek flag saying "GERMONEY," covering the building's "Germania" inscription. From Facebook:
Today, the artists of the German Pavilion and a number of the workers of the 56th Venice Biennial covered the Germania sign on the pavilion with a Greek flag and the word "Germoney". We show our solidarity with the people in Greece and all other places suffering from austerity. As cultural workers and artists we demand an end to austerity for health, culture and education while public funding for banks and oligarchs seems unlimited.
#AusterityKills, #CancelGreekdebt, #Germoney
Signed: Julia Akimova, Teresa Bauer, Tim Bitten, Matteo Binci, Anna Böckers, Marco Carrino, Jacopo David, Antonia Deckert, Alexander Deubl, Davide Giacometti, Franke Helbig, Kim Eun Jeong, Christian Kliem, Corinne Mazzoli, Jasmina Metwaly, Anja Predeick Luca Pili, Philip Rizk, Konstantin Landuris, Olaf Nicolai, Michela Solinas, Hito Steyerl, Tobias Zielony.
Bravo, German Pavilion!