Argentinian conceptual and performance artist Marta Minujín worked with students from Kassel University to identify books that have been banned or challenged in different countries for various reasons.
Then the artist asked to donate the books in order to create Parthenon of the Banned Books – an impressive architectural installation as a part of the Documenta 14 exhibition in Kassel, Germany.
The installation resembles the famous Greek temple on the Athenian Acropolis and is made of as much as 100,000 books. The copies were donated in the recent months by various institutions and individuals, and collected, among other places, at the 2016 edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Documenta 14 is the art exhibition running for 100 days both in Kassel and Athens. The exhibition is aimed at provoking debate around the subject of censorship, and Marta Minujín’s Parthenon of the Banned Books is its central part. You can see the installation through the mid-September.
You can see lots of pictures of Parthenon of Books on Instagram. They are tagged #parthenonofbooks. Below we show just a few of them.
The Parthenon of Books by Marta Minujín
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