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Works from the Kunstarchiv Beeskow in dialogue with contemporary positions. A cooperation project between Schloss Biesdorf and the Kunstarchiv Beeskow. Exhibition until August 21st, 2021

Carla Pohl, Er-Ich. Dritte Generation Ost: Jost, *1980, Halle, Lehmannsfelsen Halle, work in progress, Fotografie
Carla Pohl, Er-Ich. Dritte Generation Ost: Jost, *1980, Halle, Lehmannsfelsen Halle, work in progress, Fotografie © Carla Pohl

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The memory of the GDR as a country of one's own origin and part of today's Federal Republic is the focus of the exhibition "Zeitumstellung". Recent socio-political developments make it clear how diverse and heterogeneous the memories of this supposedly "disappeared" country are.

The interplay of selected works from the Beeskow collection with contemporary positions in this exhibition enables new dialogues, perspectives and questions.
Works from the art archive will open up new perspectives on the GDR with current works by contemporary artists and expand the view beyond the historically conditioned borders. The exhibition looks back at life in the GDR and its representations, not Ostalgie, but remembrance and mediation into today.

The Kunstarchiv Beeskow houses a special collection of artistic works from 40 years of the GDR that is of cultural and art historical interest.

Owned by parties, mass organisations and state institutions of the GDR before 1990, the works have belonged to the new federal states since German reunification. The Beeskow depot holds the shares of the states of Berlin, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The exhibition "Zeitumstellung" (Time Change) is part of a reorientation whose aim is, among other things, to open up the collection even more to new perspectives through a contemporary approach.

Schloss Biesdorf, as the municipal gallery of the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, has already worked together with the Kunstarchiv Beeskow in recent years. Smaller presentations from the context there and also selected positioning of individual works in the current contemporary context have been shown several times.

In this exhibition, the focus is now on works from Beeskow.

In dialogue with contemporary works, this exhibition can offer a further contribution to the discussion about the artistic heritage of the GDR.

The exhibition is accompanied by an educational programme.

Artists in the exhibition:
Joachim Bayer, Claudia Borchers, Gudrun Brüne, Manfred Butzmann, Fritz Duda, Wolfgang Eckhardt, Bernhard Franke, Friedrich-Wilhelm Fretwurst, Peter Fritz, Ellen Fuhr, Gerhard Füsser, Dieter Gantz, Albrecht Gehse, Gerd Gombert, Max Görner, Bruno Griesel, Claas Gutsche, Ruthild Hahne, Monika Hamann, Harald Hauswald, Michael Hegewald, Hermann Hensel, Eberhard Hertwig, Christa and Günter Hoffmann, Martin Hoffmann/Reinhard Zabka, Frenzy Höhne, Jo Jastram, Doris Kahane, Susanne Kandt-Horn, Doris Karras, Achim Kircher, Konrad Knebel, Kurt-Hermann Kühn, Rolf Lindemann, Harry Lüttger, Maria Mateva, Harald Metzkes, Ingeborg Michaelis, Paul Michaelis, Rainer Muhrbeck, Barbara Müller-Kageler, Gudrun Petersdorff, Mario Pfeifer, Carla Pohl, Volker Pohlenz, Inken Reinert, Lothar Rericha, Gottfried Richter, Horst Ring, Gerhard Rommel, Gerti Schlegel, Rolf Xago Schröder, Werner Schulz, Maria Sewcz, Hartmut Staake, Daniel Theiler, Hans Ticha, Andreas Wachter, Norbert Wagenbrett, Malte Wandel, Christoph Wetzel, Walter Womacka, Axel Wunsch, Thomas Ziegler, Annett Zinsmeister, Christof Zwiener

Curated by Elke Neumann
Additional information
free entry

Opening hours:
daily 10 am - 18 pm
fridays 12 am to 21 pm
tuesdays closed 


The Biesdorf Palace Gallery is handicapped accessible.