Art in East Germany was regarded as an instrument of political expression and education by the socialist regime and thus subject to censorship and state control. Since the fall of the Wall, a number of exhibitions have addressed the question of artists’ creative responses to these constraints.
The new exhibition at Museum Barberini in Potsdam does something different and looks at East German art from a new perspective. Read on to find out what’s ‘Behind the Mask’.
Berlin today is more international than ever. Influences from all over the world are obvious on the streets as well as in the local restaurant scene. From Asian to Latin American, Oriental to African cooking, a wide variety of international flavours are easy to find in Berlin. This Saturday marks the start of Berlin Food Week, a week of food markets and events to celebrate good eating.
The fall of the Wall in November 1989 paved the way for reunification less than a year later. At the time, the differences between both parts of Germany were very obvious and easy to spot. Now, 27 years later, the many ways in which East and West have grown together are equally obvious.
However, in a few respects Germany is still divided by an invisible border. Read on to find out more about the remaining differences.