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November 21, 2009

Haltestelle, 2009. ©Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, via

This piece of art is a large-scale photograph of a paper model called “Haltestelle” (meaning a stop) by Thomas Demand currently on display at Nationalgalerie, Berlin. The depiction is of a rural German bus stop shelter – but not just any shelter: the piece is based on the (in)famous stop near Magdeburg where members of Tokio Hotel waited for the bus in their pre-fame school days, a place that would become a tourist attraction of sorts for young fans. Though the shelter was dismantled some time ago, it remains a point of controversy among fans to this day, as that point where being a fan crosses into being a disturbance continues to be debated. Whatever your opinion of fan pilgrimages to sites like the bus stop, “Halteselle” is a thought-provoking work of art.

Please read more on We Make Money Not Art and D-Build Blog.

(h/t papercit01)

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