Name: Vom Polizeigriff zum Übergriff

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Europe

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPhotography , Mixed Media , Literature

Artist: Antidiskriminierungsbüro Berlin

Confronting Bodies: Peter Jung, mayor of Wuppertal

Date of Action: 8th of January 2008 - 22nd of January 2008

Specific Location: Haus der Jugend in Barmen (Wuppertal)

Description of Artwork: It is an exhibition documenting abuses by police forces in Germany. The exhibition is made of photographs and written statements by victims of the abuses and a press documentation of the cases.

Description of Incident: As the 'Haus der Jugend' is owned by the city of Wuppertal, the mayor stoped the exhibition from being shown there one day after the vernisage which had a report on the death and possible murder of Oury Jalloh who was burned to death in police cell in the city of Dessau. The exhibition was closed by direct intervention of heavy police force, throwing everybody out of the hall.

Results of Incident: The exhibition was continued in the rooms of 'Tacheles e.V.' and in the University of Wuppertal


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