Deconstruction of a myth

You might have heard the name of Nike, Goddess of victory and you also might have seen her famous statue in the louvre, Paris.

But: there are other Nikes, not as victoriously and even not a strong person. The German artist Baldur Schoenfelder created his own version of Nike in 1981, which is a completely different type of statue. His version shows a bandaged head, without any ambitions of heroism or winning. To understand that, one should know that Schoenfelder lived in East Germany that time, behind the iron curtain and his hidden message was the lack of winners in these days at this location.

Thus the presentation of this work of art seemed to be quite a miracle, censors were not attentive and thousands of people could see and understand the message of this specific embodiment of a well know mythological figure.

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