Shy Abady | Re-view | Back to Berlin

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

Troubled Nostalgia.

Born in Israel in 1965, stayed and worked in Berlin in 2007-2008.

In the summer of 2007, I arrived in Berlin for an 28-month residency, and shortly thereafter began creating the series My Other Germany. The
series was inspired by the troubling imprints that WW2 left upon the city’s landscape. These include the ruins left by Germans as a mark of
eternal condemnation, along with the “stumbling blocks” (Stolpersteine) created by the German artist Gunther Demnig – bright square metal plates inlaid into sidewalks specifying the year of birth, and the deportation and extermination dates of Holocaust victims who lived in the vicinity.

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