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With over 1.3 million copies sold “Deutschland schafft sich ab“ (Germany gets rid of itself) by Thilo Sarrazin is the most successful non-fiction publication of a German author of the post-war period.

The Czech artist Martin Zet now starts the campaign “Deutschland schafft es ab” (Germany gets rid of it) in the framework of the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.

He asks persons, who for various reasons would like to give away Thilo Sarrazin’s book „Deutschland schafft sich ab“, to donate it for an artistic project. He plans an installation, which in size and expression is dependent on the number of the books donated.

During the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art Martin Zet, together with the audience, will work on the question for which purpose the books will be used afterwards. The artistic project does not aim at a destruction of books. The artist considers the donation and the transformation of the books as an act of resistance with artistic means against the anti-migrant and polarizing content of the book.