Invented Tradition


Invented Tradition/ Ziehrer
Vienna, 2008
Unauthorized Intervention, Photo
A significant part of a public monument in Vienna was polished by the artist. Normally these polished spots appear on bronce sculptures if they are touched by many people over a long time. Once they exist they function as a trigger for other people to touch the object at the same spot.
Carl Michael Ziehrer was a musician in the 19th century, quite successful at this time, now he is almost forgotten. Also the monument isnĀ“t very popular.