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Fake Monuments, 2017

Fake Monuments, 2017
ENRIQUE MARTY Marie-Joséplein , 8400 Oostende

Location: Marie-Joséplein

These three ‘false’ monuments by Enrique Marty (b. 1969, Salamanca) denote the siege of Ostend (1601-1604) by Spanish troops; a bloody battle which claimed ten thousand lives. The city was completely isolated, like a raft at sea, and finally had to capitulate. Marty questions the universal value of monuments and the bias of historical documents. Worth knowing: the rooster is the symbol of Ostend, the fox that of the Spanish.

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