Jacob Kimvall

is a Swedish journalist and a lecturer on visual culture. In 1992 he co-founded the international graffiti art magazine UP (Underground Productions), and worked as its editor for several years. He is currently working on a Ph.D. thesis in Art History at Stockholm University.


During the twentieth anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a symbolic wall consisting of dominoes was toppled. The dominoes were painted on both sides, something that could only have been done with a great deal of forgetting, writes Jacob Kimvall. In reality, there was graffiti only on the western side of the Wall, and that was put there illegally; but during the anniversary, unity seems to be more important than historical accuracy.

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