Dialogue with Frederick II

Friedrichplatz, Kassel, Germany,
20 June 1986

The action was carried out in the square in front of the Friederizianum, but Warpechowski mistook the monument of Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, regarding it as a depiction of Frederick the Great.
Notching the lawn with a knife, he put cardboard letters in the ground, perpendicularly to the monument, so that he created the word “Machiavelli” in front of it, and “Anti-Machiavelli at the back.
Then Warpechowski placed a mirror in front of Frederick II, dug out a bush of thistle and planted it on the axis of the installation. Other cardboard scattered on the grass contained the names of famous politicians and artists.