H 2 x W 300 x D 300cm
edition of 12
This carpet is a scaled-up version of the much-loved German board game ‘Mensch ärgere Dich nicht’- a game that encourages ‘Schadenfreude’, which means to show delight in other people’s misery.
This piece was created for the typisch deutsch? (typical German?) solo exhibition at the MAKK in Cologne, where Sachs aims to reappraise cultural labels, to question stereotypes and open a discourse on German identity in the twenty-first century. Viewers are asked to contemplate German archetypes and clichés from a different perspective, questioning the very essence of what it means to be typisch deutsch.