Political controversy was created by the German artist Gregor Schneider who was selected to develop this year’s public piece at the Venetian San Marco square, and in consequence rejected and denied release by the city authorities for political reasons. What he originally created he titled the “Cube”, a representation of the Ka’ba, the central holy tower of Mecca that pilgrims walk around seven times before touching it. Schneider often confronts the viewer with the idea of duality, both psychological and political, through reconstruction and re-contextualization. The piece differs in material, measure and function, attempting to be an independent geometrical body, free of mental associations with the Ka’ba, revealing the intangible and enigmatic elements that remind us of our shared cultural characteristics. The project is explained through a video projection that can be viewed at Konrad Fischer gallery in Düsseldorf.