Berlin - Exhibition

Walking Through Walls

Gropius Bau

12 Sep 201919 Jan 2020

Directly referencing the historically charged location of the Gropius Bau, “Walking Through Walls“, taking the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago as a point of departure, is conceived as a timely response to the current moment whereby the Berlin Wall is extended beyond its German particularity, becoming instead an entry point into critical reflection on the emotional, psychological, and physical impact of having to live with divisions, both real and metaphorical, and the sacrifice it takes to transcend them.

Bringing together works of 28 artists hailing from diverse locations across the globe, the show is constructed around three interwoven lines of inquiry: first brings together works that explore the physical presence of walls and how they function as sites of separation, the second reflects on the impact that physical and metaphorical walls have on those who live with them, the third portrays the struggles to overcome existing divisions.

  • Jose Dávila, Jose Dávila, "Untitled (Allure)", 2014. © Jose Dávila & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Photo: Enrique Macías Martínez

Curators

Special Events

Destination: Berlin
Where: Gropius Bau
Type: Opening

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
tue

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Rosenthal Stephanie


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