Artist alters his
Aleppo-inspired bus barricade sculpture into giant middle finger after bitter divide and right-wingers protesting at official unveiling on Tuesday
Halbouni, 32, the
Syrian-German artist said: “I have already been accused of the “abuse of artistic freedom” so why not push it some further”, he describes his new arrangement of three busses “The Finger” on the Neumarkt square in front of Dresden’s famous Frauenkirche.
“Some said my work of art was too complicated”, he expands. “I hope the new arrangement sends a much much clearer message to Dresdeners.”
New artwork’s name: The Finger
Halbouni admits that it might have been a bit too abstract to call his art just “Monument” in the first place so he came up with a more precise name for the sculpture.
“Maybe it was too ambitious to think I could help a generation of younger Dresdeners think about the horror and devastation caused by war. To make people aware of their style of protest after what happened in Dresden yesterday is not too much asked”, says Halbouni.