Ingo Porschien's exhibition at the Art Gallery in Siegen is a seamless continuation of his "Photographs from the Berlin Years, 2010–2013". The new collection of works now comprises photographs from the years of 2013 and 2014. The title of the exhibition and accompanying catalogue also suggests continuity. Like its predecessor, it was taken from a key image. While the previous exhibition was named after an advertisement on the walls of a New York City building, this current title refers to a protest found written onto the remaining section of the Berlin Wall that is now called the 'East Side Gallery'.
"Nobody has the intention of tearing down the Wall"
As the title might suggest, the images selected for this exhibition focus on issues that define Berlin far from any tourist trails: the scars that lie beneath the 'toughness' that is a distinctive hallmark of the re-united city. Against the backdrop of an afflicted history, contradictions and fractions collide with one another – almost inevitably giving rise to politically-steeped views of the metropolis.
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