KLAUS KILLISCH
COLD WAR — On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
31 Oct ― 30 Dec 2019

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"My studio was located in the district Prenzlauer Berg [then in East Germany], close to the wall. [It] was always present for us, not only as something that divided a city, but also as an attempt to confine our mind. I remember as a kid I would dream of how to get through a wall. This was a picture that followed me all the time, and I started to make a series of paintings to deal with the imagery. In the summer of 1989 the Künstlerhaus Bethanien set up a show of young artists from East Germany. On the morning of November 9, my girlfriend Sabine Hermann and I went over to West Berlin to see the show and visit some friends. In the evening, on the way back home, we crossed the East-West checkpoint at Friedrichstraße. What we came across was a totally confusing situation and we didn’t understand at first because we had not heard the news. Thousands of people were pressing and thrusting their way from East to West. The wall had been opened. It was a deep experience to be part of the Peaceful Revolution and to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall. The time after was incredible. I was invited to exhibit at the Venice Biennale, I was able to travel and make a career. Today, Berlin is going through a typical transformation: Artists and creative people have made the city interesting, vibrant, and open. But it has become expensive and so, these very same people are the first to move on. Should I blame capitalism? I love Berlin." (Klaus Killisch, Berlin, 2019)


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Klaus Killisch
Der grosse Schritt (The big step), 1988, 140 × 120 cm
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Klaus Killisch
Die wilden Jahre (The wild years), 1988, 110 × 85 cm
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Mauerdurchbruch (Through the wall), 1987, 100 × 120 cm
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Einstürzende Neubauten, 1989, 215 × 130 cm
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Klaus Killisch
Bonjour Monsieur, 1989, 245 × 289 cm
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Klaus Killisch
Der Wanderer, 1989, 60 × 49.5 cm
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Falsch verbunden (Wrong connected), 1988, 50 × 37 cm
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Laokoon, 1989, 49.5 × 60 cm
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Seele brennt, 1990, 60 × 49.5 cm
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Untitled (Seele brennt), 1989, 49.5 × 60 cm
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Klaus Killisch
Die wilden Jahre, 1989, 70 × 50 cm
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