The exhibition focuses on three themes – looking back on the divided city of Berlin, the opening of the Berlin Wall, and the Wall as an open air gallery. Even before 1989, the western side of the Wall was used as a public canvas. As the Wall was being torn down, artists turned a portion of it in the Friedrichshain district into the East Side Gallery.
Besides the photographs, the exhibition presents selected book titles from the holdings of the University Library on the topic "Berlin Wall" as a site and structure. The display also includes many works of fiction in which the consequences of the Wall and the reunification of Germany were given literary form.
Opening Times / Location:
- Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (through January 8, 2010)
- University Library, Freie Universität Berlin, Garystraße 39, 14195 Berlin
Subway stop: Thielplatz (U 3)
For further information, please contact:
- Ursula Eckertz-Popp, University Library, Freie Universität Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-51600, Email: email@example.com
- Dr. Susanne Rothe, University Library, Freie Universität Berlin
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