Dream On . Berlin, the 90s

Sep 14, 2024 – Jan 23, 2025
At the fringe of the Love Parade, Berlin, 1997 © Annette Hauschild/OSTKREUZ

Berlin found itself in limbo after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, caught between past and future. The city was defined by political upheaval, investment controversies, and a housing shortage, but the 1990s was also the time when a new and confident generation flourished, rediscovering the city’s spaces. Photographers from former East Germany founded the photo agency OSTKREUZ during this tumultuous era, in 1990. This exhibition includes works by agency co-founders Sibylle Bergemann, Harald Hauswald, Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler, as well as the members Annette Hauschild, Thomas Meyer, Jordis Antonia Schlösser, Anne Schönharting, Maurice Weiss, who have been part of the photographers’ collective since the 1990s. Their works document the formative and turbulent events following the fall of the Wall, revealing societal transformations and questions around identity. C/O Berlin will show roughly 260 photoworks, including both iconic scenes and the photographers' previously unseen archival material. An accompanying publication will be published.

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