De kloof tussen Europa en de rest

De kloof tussen Europa en de rest Londen. Een scheur van 167 meter lang loopt door het Tate Modern, een museum voor moderne kunst in de Britse hoofdstad Londen. Het gaat om een kunstwerk dat ‘Shibboleth’ heet en is gemaakt door de Colombiaanse kunstenaar Doris Salcedo. Shibboleth, dat wachtwoord betekent, symboliseert de kloof tussen blanke Europeanen en de rest van de wereld. In april 2008 wordt het gat gedicht. Foto AP A visitor walks past the latest installation - a crack in the floor entitled 'Shibboleth' - by Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo, in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in London, Monday Oct. 8, 2007. The work, which begins as a hairline crack, widens and deepens as it runs the full 167 meters of the hall. Salcedo claims the work took her over a year to make, and she apparently made it elsewhere but has spent the past five weeks installing it in the Tate, but Tate director Nicholas Serota insisted it is not an optical illusion. The installation will be removed in April next year by filling in the crack. According to the artist, the piece is a statement about racism and the crack represents the gap between white Europeans and the rest of humanity. Gallery staff will be on hand to warn visitors about the dangers of tripping and falling into the gap.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Associated Press