Unusual monument to Goethe unveiled in Prague

03-10-2015

An unusual temporary monument to German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe was unveiled in Prague on Friday, consisting of a historical plinth that contemporary Czech artist Jiri David complemented with a wheelbarrow loaded with debris including various objects such as books written by Goethe. Apart from the books, the objects in the wheelbarrow include fragments of a painter´s canvas, cigarette butts, a payment card, a newspaper and fragments of a computer. The monument to Goethe was unveiled in front of the Goethe Institute building to mark the 25th anniversary of the institute´s Prague branch.