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Disappearing Wall

November 28, 2020 @ 11:00 - November 29, 2020 @ 20:00

Free admission

The “Disappearing Wall” is a unique object. Europeans selected famous quotes – fragments from songs and poems, quotes from their favorite films, novels and philosophical works. These quotes will be presented in the installation to illustrate the linguistic and intellectual diversity of our continent. The “Disappearing Wall” invites passers-by to take a piece of this diversity with them. The wall is filled with thousands of small wooden blocks, which are engraved with quotes. Visitors can keep them as a souvenir or give them away to friends and acquaintances.

As the quote-blocks gradually disappear, so does the wall. This process symbolically shows that the walls that we build and separate communities, peoples and everyday people can disappear with collective effort.

While the installation is presented in Cyprus, it is also presented in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain / Northern Ireland, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Greece and Poland. This interactive wall installation “Disappearing Wall” is based on the idea of Maria Yablonina and carried out by engineer Werner Sobek. She developed this idea in a workshop, which was initiated by the Goethe-Institut.

The project “Dissapearing Wall” was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office on the occasion of the German EU Council Presidency.


November 28, 2020 @ 11:00
November 29, 2020 @ 20:00
Free admission
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Sarayönü Square, Nicosia
Dikilitaş/Sarayönü Meydanı


Goethe-Institut Zypern
+357 22 674606
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