“During the Cold War, the Berlin Wall was the world’s most notorious line of demarcation. The fortified city border not only separated East and West Germany, but also surrounded the allied zones of West Berlin, including its American sector. Hundreds of American artists felt compelled to visit and produce work inspired by their encounters on both sides of the city. Even in the shadows of its stark border, the divided city of Berlin was a major focal point of cultural exchange between Germans and Americans.”
Join us for an exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and reflecting on the legacy of division in American culture.
Opening October 25th Symposium 2-5 PM Reception 7-9 PM Goethe-Institut Washington DC 812 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC 20001-3718 Tel. +1 (202) 289-1200
Featured Artists: Lindy Annis, Jonathan Borofsky, Chuck D Frank, Hallam Day, Electronic Disturbance Theater, 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, Ron English, Allen Frame, Leonard Freed, Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, Oliver Harrington, Carol Highsmith, James Huckenpahler, Allan Kaprow, Farrah Karapetian, Nilay Lawson, Oliver Miller, Adrian Piper, Stephanie Syjuco, Shinkichi Tajiri, Bill Van Parys and Reyes Melendez Lawrence Weiner