Heike Schuppelius/Alina Schmuch



2016, Installation

In 1944 the artist and writer Yorgos Makris wrote a text for blowing up of the Parthenon – an act in favour of a Greek youth culture that needed to differentiate itself from the Parthenon as the ideological emblem of nationalism, tourism and culture industry. At the The Structure of Revenge conference in Athens in 2016, Heike Schuppelius took up this manifesto and, with the support of the explosives technicians Konrad and Martin Fink, developed a visual model for the explosion. In the 3. Berliner Herbstsalon Schuppelius and Alina Schmuch present a scientific, environmental analysis of how the Parthenon could be taken down in an orderly fashion, in contrast to iconoclasts’ destruction of cultural monuments that flood the media.

Heike Schuppelius, born 1969, lives in Berlin. Schuppelius is a professor at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, since 2012 and is currently also teaching at Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) in Athens.

Alina Schmuch, born 1987 in Münster, was in Los Angeles in 2017 on a Schindler scholarship. Her works have been shown internationally, a.o. MAK-Center, Los Angeles (2017) and Biennale Architettura, Venice (2016).