Commissioned Memorial in Munich
What is that blue Column by Sendlinger Tor? The column is an AIDS memorial designed by the German Artist Wolfgang Tillmans.
The monument is a recreation of one of the subway columns from the sendlinger Tor subway station with the inscription ” AIDS – for the decedents – for persons with HIV – for their friends- for their families – 1981 till today” ‘AIDS – den Toten – den Infizierten – ihren Freunden – ihren Familien – 1981 bit heute.’
The monument includes the two small benches which are placed to people may sit and stay for awhile near the monument.
Artist Wolfgang Tillmans
Wolfgang Tillmans is a german fine art photographer who lives in London and Berlin. His current work includes mainly digital photography and video. Here is an interview with Mr. Tillmans in German
and and a talk with Wolfgang Tillmans in English which shows works from the last ten years of his art practice.
And, if you like those, you might enjoy this lecture about Wolfgang Tillmans (starts at 12:12 the video has an artsy boring beginning.)