Sep 12 - Jan 19 2020
Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Kreuzberg
The fall of the Wall feels like a lifetime ago now, doesn’t it? This exhibition at the Gropius Bau marks the 30th anniversary of that iconic event, exploring the vulnerability and anxiety created by those that use confinement and segregation for their own gain. The initial excitement and enthusiasm of the fall has since been replaced by the return of extreme nationalism, leading many to question just what it is we want from the world. This exhibition brings together 28 artists from all over the world and covers a wide range of media, creating a non-linear experience around three lines of inquiry. This is an important exhibition, to say the least. There is a weighty argument that puts the fall of the Berlin Wall up there with the Russian Revolution as the most important event of the 20th century, one of the most storied centuries in history. The end of the separation quite literally changed the world, and this excellent exhibition does a fine job of conveying that immensity.