ARCHITECTURE: Don't let our elected officials complete what the terrorist bomb failed.

Countries is a film writer and director and regular writer for MODERN TIMES.
Email: ellen@landefilm.com
Published: 2020-02-01

After World War II, the Poles built up bombs Warsaw city ​​from the ground up for paintings. The lot Auschwitz and other memorials stand, so that there should never be any doubt about the authenticity of the story. Even with this grip, there are Holocaust deniers, but their arguments quickly fall to the ground when history is intact.

During the war on Balkans signal building and memorials were some of the first attack targets.

The old great library in Sarajevo was bombed, the historic bridge in Mostar as well. In Syria and Iraq we see the same trend. Why is it so important to frame cultural history? Our identity is largely shaped by the physical environment we have around us. Buildings and architecture are a big part of this. Shattered by this story, the people are forced to their knees more easily.

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In Oslo, the government quarter was with high blocks and Wye block attack in 2011. Both signal buildings were created by the architect Erling Viksjø as a testimony to the welfare state that grew after the war. The arc in the Y block was made enclosing - as the social democratic values ​​of the building would express. Behind the high block, the high-rise and the right are ruined. Together, the two form a unique and open urban space right in the heart of Oslo.

Photo: National Museum

We were many people who liked to pass the Y-block in everyday life. The space provided an exciting shortcut for those of us who appreciate inviting, accessible city spaces. The place gave an extra pleasure in the form of the integrated art and the unique history of the building. The decoration was characterized by the community's idea of ​​democracy - a world-class art making available to all. But the road to it was anything but simple. This was in the time before the oil wealth had pumped up Norwegian self-awareness, and most Norwegians were from modest conditions.

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This was in the time before the oil wealth had pumped up Norwegian self-awareness.

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Carl Nesjar was sleeping in a friend's boat as he traveled south to…


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5 comments

  1. NOTICE: Climate accounting and alternative solutions by leaving the Y block. Cultural Heritage.

  2. Artwork I (available only in written form).
    This work of art is made on an art platform that I call Art, just described.
    It is art that can only be seen with your inner eye.
    Reference:
    All you can see for yourself is reality.
    Pablo Picasso

    Picasso stands at the top of the Y block (the government quarter in Oslo) in a wooden boat with two sails (checked). The boat with Picasso stands across, the bar to the left in the picture, just above the facade with his and Carl Nesjar's artwork "The Fishermen".
    On the main sail (rear sail) is a crying woman of characteristic Picasso style, with strong colors. The smaller sail in front is completely black, only with a white letter in the middle of the sail; the letter Y.
    There is clear, light blue sky behind; daylight.

    Picasso stands upright in the boat and looks straight at us. He is wearing a white T-shirt printed on the Spanish word SOY (meaning: it is me), SOY, in capital letters. The letter Y is red in color and is similar to the shape of the Y block; identical to the block demolition campaign logo.
    The other two letters are in black.

    Down on the hill, in the middle of the facade with "The Fishermen", Prime Minister Erna Solberg stands in a blue dress by a large, festive long table with small Norwegian flags. She is with the other members of the government, who are sitting at the table. So the Prime Minister stands upright, bent slightly forward, slightly smiling with an ascetic in one hand and a glistening cake spade in the other, ready to let it slide into a large, solid cake designed as the Y-block. The other members of the government sit with their coffee cups and jars and look in the direction of Erna and the cake, expectant, slightly smiling.
    In this part of the picture there is a dark twilight with a blue tint.
    A little cold, blue light.

    Image title:
    Blue light for Y.
    Signed: SM

    The artwork is only available in written form.
    © Svenn Martinsen 2020

  3. I don't like vandalism. Tearing Y is vandalism. Thinking of Americans proudly singing "Oh, say can you see .. .. that our flag was still there". Y stood, no one killed there.

    But glass splinters that flew in between took their lives. Then they will build a glass building.

  4. Thanks, Ellen Lande. Fight on.
    The Y-block with concrete art is a beautiful expression of the nation's identity.
    I am ashamed that we have chosen politicians to remove it.

  5. The Y-block should not be torn, so stupid are NOT our elected officials in our country! - This is it
    the most important art we own together; On the outer wall of the Y-block and inside the Konkylie ascent!
    No, not over my body will it happen! Picasso gave this memorial to us citizens, and the world-class artwork belongs to us all! Carl Nesjar worked for years on the assignment; the aging Picasso sketches our art and cultural history, and IS it. The terrorist July 21 failed to blow up the Y-block. Nor should the policemen in the country succeed. No and again no.

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