Thursday, 26th November 2020

Poster Exhibition

There is a lack of knowledge – in both East and West – as well as an impartial discourse on the contemporary history of German unity after 1990, which questions clichés and, not least of all, creates awareness in the West of the extent of the experiences of upheaval that continue to have an effect in East German society.

This is where the exhibition “Transformation East. Living Worlds in Transition ” uses images and texts to address the expectations and trust that East Germans had associated with reunification. It calls to mind the inner-German solidarity and helpfulness that shaped the early days. The show tells of the new beginnings and new beginnings, as well as of the will to come to terms with the SED dictatorship. It documents the desperation that went hand in hand with the economic collapse and the rise in unemployment and the loss experiences and fears that shaped the 1990s in East Germany. Topics are the simultaneity of the renovation and demolition of the east German cities, the situation of women and families, a youth culture between techno, punk and right-wing radicalism.

Exhibition is open for viewing at Messina Palace, Triq San Kristofru, Valletta from Monday to Saturday between 9.00a.m. and noon.  One can alternatively have a virtual tour by viewing this video!

Concept and texts of the exhibition: Dr. Stefan Wolle , Scientific Director of the Berlin GDR Museum. Project management and image research: Dr. Ulrich Mählert , Federal Foundation for Processing. Professional photography advice: Ann-Christine Jansson and Harald Hauswald . Exhibition design: Dr. Thomas Klemm , Leipzig. Project management: Dr. Georg Gremske .

Each exhibition board presents seven pictures by renowned photographers, explanatory picture captions as well as a columnist exhibition text with a length of 1000 characters.

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