QUERSCHLÄGER II – Künstler gegen die Mauer
7 Sep - 16 Nov 2019
On November 9, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall. The Anniversary Exhibition commemorates the fact that sharp and often deadly firing took place on this wall
Opening: Friday, September 6, 2019, 7-9 pm
In the current political world situation, where new walls are being built and, fueled by populist currents, new splits and conflicts between neighboring countries are emerging or flaring up, the fall of the Berlin Wall is a highly topical and admonishing example of overcoming borders both in our heads as well as in concrete political facts.
The term ricochet is also used in a figurative sense for unadapted persons, lateral thinkers who do not swim with the stream. The exhibition shows works by artists from both sides of the inner German border. Some of them were active in Berlin before the Berlin Wall came down - such as Rainer Fetting, Luciano Castelli and Stefan Roloff in West Berlin, and Sven Marquardt in East Berlin. These wall-related photographs and paintings from the 1980s, some of which will be on display in the exhibition, are not only art historical interesting, but also visually impressive. The works of these four artists are supplemented by further positions that reflect on the one hand the history of Berlin from a distance, such as Holger Bär and Patricia Waller, on the other hand a younger generation,