Guided tour by artist at Inda Gallery
Updated: Dec 12, 2018
The INDA Gallery’s exhibition invites you at
Philip Pocock's tour of MAUERKRANKHEIT (WALL SICKNESS) - Sensations of life on both sides of the Berlin Wall that once divided the world
Date: December 12, 2018 (Wednesday) 18:00
The event's language is English, participation is free.
The exhibition can be viewed by February 3, 2019, from Tuesday to Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 or by appointment.
Location: Budapest, 1061, Király utca 34 II./4
The exhibition is a selection from the Canadian photographer, Philip Pocock’s 2000 pictures shot on both sides of the Berlin Wall. A narrower selection was displayed earlier this year with success at Paris Photo (International Fine Art Photography Fair). The title of the exhibition refers to a German term in psychology describing the syndrome, the installation of the Berlin Wall caused in Berliners.
East German army and KdA (Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse/ Combat group of the working class) started to build the three-meter high, 156 km long wall encircling West Berlin at dawn on 13th August 1961. The installation of the wall aimed at preventing the migration crisis that led to the fleeing of some 3 million East German citizens to West Berlin starting from 1949, the year of Germany’s partition into two separate states. In the 28 years of its standing, 5000 people escaped to West Berlin, several thousands were caught in escape, while 138 persons died, most of them shot by East-German border guards.