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East From Where

20. Oktober 2023 - 26. Oktober 2023

Opening: Friday 20 Oct, 6pm
programme: Short film screening 25 Oct, 8pm
opening hours:
Sat – Fri, 2-7pm + on request
20 Oct – 27 Oct

Florian Gatzweiler
Lin Gerkman
Michel Kekulé
Sascha Levin
Marysia Myanovska
Alexander Mihalkovich
Monika Orpik
Tanya Sharapova
Claude Somot
Tatsiana Tkachova
Gerd Waliszewski
Xiaofu Wang

During the Cold War, the Iron Curtain was the unambiguous fault line separating Eastern and Western Europe. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact this bi-lateral world order fell apart. As former communist and socialist states transitioned into market economies and democracies, the label of “East” within the context of Europe became less self-evident.
The transition from one system to another has been anything but easy. Marred by war, border disputes, economic shock therapy and impoverishment, many of these societies are still recovering from the chaotic reconfigurations of the 90s. These wounds overlap with older historical scars dating back to the Second World War and earlier, forming webs of intergenerational trauma in the region.
The group exhibition East From Where shines a light on the still unfinished process of transition, which reflects itself in everyday life. Young people not knowing if the next day will bring destruction or romance, mothers and daughters separated by physical and political walls, places that cannot shake the ghosts of former regimes, and military structures that slowly strip away individual identity to achieve total obedience.
The exhibition includes a screening of short films of young cinematic perspectives on Eastern Europe.

Curated by: Gerd Waliszewski and Xiaofu Wang


20. Oktober 2023
27. Oktober 2023
Eintritt: free €


Pappelallee 15
Berlin, 10437
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Veröffentlicht am: 17.10.2023 | | Tag: intern,

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