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Curated by Karin Pott
Haus am Lützowplatz | Lützowplatz 9 | 10785 Berlin
November 13 to December 20, 2009


The exhibition shows works by artists, which were created predominantly in 1970s and 1980s Berlin. A special look at the attitudes towards life among the artist generation in the years shortly before reunification.

ARTISTS: Elvira Bach, Hanna Frenzel, Christian Hasucha, Lilly Grote, Verena von Hugo, Sven-Ake Johansson, Dietmar Kirves, Angelika Margull, Jakob Mattner, Helmut Metzner, Norbert Radermacher, Eva Maria Schön, Christiane Seiffert, Dagmar Uhde, Suse Wiegand, Mathilda Wolf.

Nachbarschaften, Poster

Contributions by Dietmar Kirves
— You can't see these artworks in the main hall
because they are placed in the cellar at the backyard —

Decay of icons, 1989digital frame with slideshow 2009 (in German)Main keyboard, 1990
click on image to enlarge

The curator eliminates following
Dietmar Kirves' documents from the show:

Secret report #1 about Dietmar Kirves, 1976Secret report #2 about Dietmar Kirves, 1976Stasi-Dokument #3, 1976Stasi-Dokument #4, 1979
click on image to enlarge (in German)

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ANNABELLE SEUBERT: Neighbors at a second glance
Exhibition at Haus am Lützowplatz
in: Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, am 17.11.2009

In the exhibition "Neighborhoods. In Berlin (West), West Berlin, West Berlin" in the Haus am Lützowplatz ... the paintings, installations and photographs hang ... hang somewhat forlornly next to each other, remain mute individual pieces.

Yet the keyword "neighborhoods" suggests familiarity and harmony. Especially because the 16 artists to whom the exhibition is dedicated were part of the same scene in West Berlin in the seventies and eighties ...

Of course, this also develops a picture about liberality, lifestyle, communes, art and red wine. Nevertheless, one would like to see a show of works that immediately reveals this proximity. Spinning the networks between the people, answering who was friends with whom, where and how. But maybe that's just the way it is with neighbors. You think you know each other, but you hardly know each other.

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