Re-view | Group Exhibition | Back to Berlin

Curator: Aya Lurie | Associate curators and texts: Tal Bechler and Ghila Limon
Sep. 20, 2014 - Jan. 17, 2015

Berlin provides fertile ground for art’s coping with the historical burden laid on the shoulders of those who choose to live in this complex city. It is gradually regaining the status denied to it abruptly upon the Nazis’ rise to power, and even moves energetically forward: countless young artists from all over the world have been active in the city ever since its wall was torn down in 1989, turning it into a vibrant cultural center. What, then, is the secret of Berlin’s magic in 2014? Of the city which makes its past present at every corner? Some say it is its low cost of living, others say it is its openness to artistic and cultural endeavors. Indeed, Berlin of our time may be a unified capital, it may be the “other” Berlin, and may be convenient to live in, but at the same time it is a place of disaster, a symbol of loss. The disaster may have occurred long ago, but it is still totally present within it.

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