Sowing the Seeds: Schalom


“SHALOM” (Grass area, Vienna Heldenplatz)On March 15, 1938 a crowd gathered on Heldenplatz, cheered for the “Führer” and celebrated the “Anschluss” (annexation) to the German Reich.

Seventy-five years later, in March 2013, grass seeds will be sown on the field on which the masses shouted with enthusiasm in 1938. They will be fertilized repeatedly. Slowly, the word “Shalom” will gradually become legible. Peace as a wish and a path for all people. “Shalom” as a delicate, growing symbol that must be taken care of. 

An installation by Paul Divjak and Juergen Weishaeupl. For more information, visit