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Walking Through Walls

Martin-Gropius-Bau

September 12, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Walking Through Walls, installation view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2019). Photo: Luca Girardini.,  

Walking Through Walls, installation view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2019). Photo: Luca Girardini.

 

Walking Through Walls, installation view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2019). Photo: Luca Girardini.,  

Walking Through Walls, installation view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2019). Photo: Luca Girardini.

 

Walking Through Walls, installation view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2019). Photo: Luca Girardini.,  

Walking Through Walls, installation view, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (2019). Photo: Luca Girardini.

 

Press Release

Walking Through Walls
September 12, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Martin-Gropius-Bau
Berlin, Germany

The institution's press release follows:

The thematic exhibition Walking Through Walls presents a contemporary panorama of the artistic responses made to the detrimental effects of human-made barriers, divisions and walls, showcasing works by Jose Dávila, Mona Hatoum, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Christian Odzuck, Anri Sala, Regina Silveira, alongside many others. Acknowledging the location of the Gropius Bau alongside the former Berlin Wall, the exhibition offers a global perspective on the physical and psychological repercussions of coexisting in divided societies. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, the exhibition is a timely exploration of how barriers can articulate feelings of vulnerability and anxiety, and represent individual and collective identities.