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Rediscovering the East Side Gallery - KICKOFF

We want to open up new perspectives on the place, its stories and the art. For although the East Side Gallery is world-famous, few know the people and the debates associated with the site.

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east side gallery © visitBerlin, Foto Tanja Koch

We take a new look at the monument, which has been the subject of controversial debate in Berlin's urban society due to its glossy renovation and commercialised surroundings, and look back at the upheaval of 1989/90 together with the artists.

With a multifaceted programme, the East Side Gallery becomes a place of exchange about borders, art and the city.

For the first time, the new digital exhibition brings together portraits of the artists and provides insights into history and debates. We look forward to you rediscovering the East Side Gallery and joining us and many artists for a weekend full of workshops, tours and talks!


Prof. Dr. Axel Klausmeier
Director, Berlin Wall Foundation

Dr. Klaus Lederer
Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Culture and Europe

Between art, history and controversy. The many sides of the East Side Gallery
  • Anna von Arnim-Rosenthal
  • Director East Side Gallery
  • Dr. Juliane Haubold-Stolle, Curator
Video projection on the Berlin Wall with statements by artists

  • Pocket Blues Orchestra with Peter Lorenz
  • Rostislav Mazurkevich, Ukrainian singer, songwriter and guitarist
Additional information
Meeting point: Spree side, height Mercedes Platz

Booking: We ask for registration by September 20, 2022:
East Side Gallery