• Tugendtempel
Tugendtempel, 2013
Wood, plaster, glas, aluminium
305 x 305 x 650 cm

In the context of NATUR, congress and fair for sustainability, Florian Graf built a sculpture on Wettsteinplatz in Basel. The structure seems to be inhabited: all the different virtues were inscribed on the letter boxes and bells besides the entrance door. Thus, the artist reminds of an Aristotelian system which has nearly vanished from every day use. Many passersby left messages in the letter boxes and a petition for monument conservation was launched. Nevertheless, the sculpture was removed after Art Basel 2013.
Installation view experimenta 13, Natur, Stadt, Kunst in Basel. 
Fotos 1-7: Gina Folly