Come and visit the first joint exhibition by Ute Mahler and Ludwig Schirmer in the very location where they originated.
Karl-Marx-Allee, 1 May 1980: Ute Mahler has positioned herself below the official gallery reserved for East Germany’s Socialist leader Erich Honecker to photograph the faces of people filing by. Their eyes show pride, disenchantment, emptiness and the entire gamut of emotions that shaped life in the GDR’s final decade before the fall of the Wall.
20 years later, Ute Mahler discovers previously unpublished prints taken by her father, the East German advertising photographer Ludwig Schirmer, documenting the transformation of the Western part of Stalinallee into Karl-Marx-Allee in the early 1960’s.
The exhibition runs from 16 October to 31 December in the historic housing estate of Central Berlin at Strausberger Platz.
Opening times at Central Berlin, Strausberger Platz 16
Mo-Sa 12 – 8 pm, Sa 10 – 6 pm.