In the last decades, Berlin and Beirut have had to go through similar situations – destruction, division, occupation and reconstruction. Even though the Berlin Wall ceased to exist 25 years ago, and the Lebanese civil war is also over – the division between east and west remains in the minds of the populace.
With this background, the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts is presenting the double exhibition "Berlin – Upheavals / Where the World was to End" from March 16 to 21, 2015, with photos by Maurice Weiss and Ute and Werner Mahler.
In his "Upheavals" project, Maurice Weiss shows the changes that took place in Berlin in the days following November 9, 1989, that he documented when he was still a photography student. Werner and Ute Mahler, on the other hand, travelled along the former Iron Curtain 22 years after the fall of the Wall, documenting places “where the world was to end”.
Further information at: Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts