“The EUROPA LIGHT INSTALLATION is both a symbol and a statement in the public domain. EUROPA stands for the shared values of the European Community and a free society living in peaceful coexistence, and therefore represents all its achievements – even if they are often perceived unconsciously or as a matter of course.”

Caro Baumann and Johannes Schele, architects and project initiators

 

“Today, so much seems self-evident even when it clearly isn’t. Not too long ago, this place, this city, this land – the whole of Europe – lay in ruins. History is still palpable. For this reason, it is important to make statements that emanate a positive and affirmative message in support of Europe, like this light installation. Resembling a lighthouse, it serves as a figurative aid to navigation, guiding us through the darkness and symbolising hope.”

Lukas Feireiss, author, curator

 

Installation EUROPA at ST. AGNES, KÖNIG GALERIE
Alexandrinenstrasse 118-121, 10969 Berlin

The next EUROPA installation will be unveiled on May 07, 2017
Bühnenturm, Komische Oper, Behrenstrasse 55, 10117 Berlin

 

“We need a Europe whose citizens don’t operate as consumers, but as jointly responsible producers of the European project. So that Europeans see and accept this project as their own, it needs to be returned to them.”

Bernhard Schneider, A Soul For Europe