Neues Deutschland - Soft Opening

Neues Deutschland - Soft Opening

In the exhibition, the artists Akinbode Akinbiyi and Elske Rosenfeld deal with perspectives on and from Germany, as well as with images about feeling at home in today's Germany.

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Saturday, 18. September 2021
2021-09-18 16:00:00 2021-09-18 20:00:00 Europe/Zurich Neues Deutschland - Soft Opening In the exhibition, the artists Akinbode Akinbiyi and Elske Rosenfeld deal with perspectives on and from Germany, as well as with images about feeling at home in today's Germany. station urbaner kulturen/nGbK Hellersdorf
 
Doors open 16:00
Begin 16:00
End 20:00
 
station urbaner kulturen/nGbK Hellersdorf
Auerbacher Ring 41
12619 Berlin
Germany
 
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Hygenic rules: FFP2-Mask. No proof necessary. The rules of the state Berlin apply. Entrance via the backyard. Please cancel if you can't make it.

In the exhibition, the artists Akinbode Akinbiyi and Elske Rosenfeld deal with perspectives on and from Germany, as well as with images about feeling at home in today's Germany.

The title »Neues Deutschland« (»New Germany«) refers to daily life in Hellersdorf in Berlin’s east, where the exhibition is located. Here, developments following the push for »reunification«, as well as internationalisation due to new residents, have created an entirely different reality to the one imagined to exist in Berlin’s centre. The exhibition title also quotes the name of the post-Stalinist »central news organ of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED)«, a newspaper that continues to exist today as ND and is affiliated with the party Die Linke. The use of the programmatic title »Neues Deutschland« for the exhibition, however, draws on German communists’ historical aim to create an antifascist, socialist, and fundamentally different Germany. ND’s predecessor was an exiled magazine that appeared in Mexico between 1942/43 as Alemania Libre (Free Germany) and from January 1945 as Nueva Alemania (New Germany). Drawing on this legacy, the exhibition looks towards perspectives arising today from new constellations created by exile, liberation, and migration. Angela Davis studied in 1965 with Adorno in Frankfurt, where she joined the SDS (Socialist German Student League) and took part in protest actions against the Vietnam War. In June 1968 she became a member of the Communist Party USA. Following her imprisonment there, countless solidarity campaigns were organised in her support in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), as well as in other socialist countries in Eastern Europe. TIME 1972 used the words »Angela mania« to describe the jubilation in the GDR when, following her release, Angela Davis publicly appeared at Schönefeld Airport and later at the 10th World Youth Festival in Berlin, wedged between elite state officials and enthused young people from the liberation movement.

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