Workers of All Countries Unite!_Single Channel Video_02’53″_2010
In Germany, the motherland of Marx and Engles, particularly in Berlin, where their philosophical principal was initiated, there is a park called Marx-Engels-Forum.
The Marx-Engel-Forum, once included in East Germany, was constructed by the authorities of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) on 4 April 1986.
In the centre of a circular surface of 60 meters of diameters stands two sculptures of Ludwig Engelhardt. the bronze figures of both Karl Marx (height of 2,77 meters) and Friedrich Engels (height of 3,07 meters), weight each 2 tons, on a flat base.
Soon after the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Federal Republic of Germany took a vote on an issue of existence of Marx and Engles statues. Due to many of Berliner’s assent to the existence, we still can see the original Marx and Engles statue from the East German period.
However, in Sep 2010, their fate was to move to a new position across the city because of a new subway construction, which caused the expansion of a city with urban planning. Such like the epitaph of Karl Marx reads ‘Workers of All Lands Unite’, all laborers united to dig, and measure the statue and stick spots on their forehead like Indians.