Rhine Water Purification Plant

Haacke’s Rhinewater Purification Plant stands as the historical precedent for artists like Aviva Rahmani, Natalie Jeremijenko, Tiffany Holmes, and Buster Simpson, whose art concerns water quality. By displaying the Krefeld Sewage Plant’s murky discharge, officially treated enough to return to the Rhine River, Haacke brought attention to the plant’s role in degrading the river. […]