Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster staged a performance last week in Berlin. Part of her M.2062 series, it introduced Lola Montez, the latest addition to a lineup of curious, fictional, or historical characters the artist has had “appear” in cities across the globe over the past two years. Lola Montez was joined by a “ringmaster” and a clown, all gathered together with the spectators in a circus tent in Kreuzberg.

The predecessor to Lola had been Edgar Allan Poe, a writer whose work, as the artist’s statement described, “deliberately blurred the distinctions between fantasy, fiction, and alleged reportage.”


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Kostas Murkudis is a senior designer who was born in Dresden, Germany, to Greek parents. After completing his studies in fashion design at Lette-Verein, Berlin, he worked as first assistant ...