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Date Added

outubro 19, 2009

Project brief & details

In VFC-Berlin (Visual Foreign Correspondents) we invite a network of artists to reflect in a personal way on the recent events in their region and relate these events to ways in which the world has changed in the two decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Last Exit Before Reality

In Last Exit, Before Reality Giselle Beiguelman caricatures the politically correct borders imposed by a society of control. The aggressive stream of continuously flashing warning and prohibition signs leaves the viewer without any doubt that s/he is trespassing countless rules in a strictly controlled environment. According to Beiguelman, the steep influx of rules and regulations in our current climate, followed by their almost natural acceptance within civil society, leads to the loss of a possibility for conflict, and thus to a disappearance of -previously negotiated- public space.

Interview with Giselle Beiguelman by Annette Wolfsberger
Die neuen Grenzen, die wir lieben (interview – German – Zeit Online)
All artists

Urban Screens
Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin


The individual works and eventually the entire series will be shown on a specifically designed urban screen situated at a platform of the U-Bahn Station Kochstrasse in Berlin, Germany. This central and historic location has always been significant as especially during the divide. Better known as Checkpoint Charlie it became a symbol of the Cold War, representing the separation of east and west, and — for some East Germans — a gateway to freedom.

Last Exit Before Reality at Checkpoint Charlie

21 September – 9 November:
weekdays: 7 am – 9 pm
weekends: 11:30 am – 8 pm

Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9

On the anniversary itself, for one night only, the entire series of works will be shown on the media façade on the outside of the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin the Hungarian Cultural Institute, This modern building is in the heart of the city of Berlin close to where the wall once was. With it’s enormous windows it will be a dramatic and symbolic location for the final night of the project.

Monday 9th of November: 8 pm – 12 pm

Die Wende Festival, Melkweg Amsterdam
The entire series of works will be presented in De Melkweg, Amsterdam in November as part of the festival ‘ Die Wende’ focussing on the events round the ‘Fall of the Wall’ and will be screened continuously during the festival.

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