April 18, 2005

Blasts from Berlin: Stih & Schnock at MOAFL

Berlin Messages at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

When Berlin-based conceptual artists Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock depict an airplane in the sky, it is no menacing warplane -- it is the so-called American "Raisin Bomber," which was beloved by Germans during the Airlift of 1948-1949 because it deposited sweets (not bombs) to the hungry children of Berlin. Typical of their extremely smart and witty work, this image by Stih & Schnock combines history, human rights and culture. Also, they are Europeans with a deep knowledge and appreciation of America