The Peace Gallery at the Anti-War Museum


Exhibitions at the Peace Gallery:

24 April 2017 - 24 September 2017
Dr. Albert Schweitzer - "My Word to the People"
Commitment against Nuclear War

Opening: Sunday, 23 April 2017, 18 hrs
Patron: Foundation Deutsches Albert-Schweitzer-Zentrum
(Dr. Gottfried Schüz, Dr. Stefan Walther)

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.

Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.

Albert Schweitzer
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6 February 2017 - 16 April 2017
Erasmus von Rotterdam - "War is sweet to those who have no experience of it ..."
Protest against Violence and War
A
quincentenary commemoration of his anti-war writings:
Dulce bellum inexpertis (1515) and Querela pacis (1516)
Opening: Sunday, 5 February 2017, 18 hrs
Patron: Dr. Peter van den Dungen
(Peace Historian, International Network of Museums for Peace)

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.

Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.


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14 October 2016 - 28 January 2017
Rüste-Wüste
by Rudolph Bauer (Foto), Hartmut Drewes (text)
Opening: Friday 14 october 2016, 18 hrs
Patron: MdB Dr. Eva Högl
Speech: Heinz Plehn (IDK - Internationale der Kriegsdienstgegner/innen - International War Resisters)

Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.


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4 June 2016 - 4 October 2016
Peace forever: Monuments against War
Opening: Saturday, 4. June 2016, 18 hrs
Patron: Mayor of Berlin-Mitte, Dr. Christian Hanke

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.
Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.


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20 November 2015 - 20 March 2016
Wolfgang Borchert: Say NO! - Testament against War
Opening: Friday, 20 November 2015, 18 hrs
Patron: Mayor of Berlin-Mitte, Dr. Christian Hanke

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.
Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.


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12 June 2015 - 15 November 2015
"WAR/RAW - Broken faces
Linoldrucken
by Toni Van Marle
Opening: Friday, 12 June 2015, 17 hrs
Patron: Dr. Ute Finckh-Krämer

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13 March 2015 - 5 June 2015
"Not to Bear the Guilt for it!"
Pictures and poems against War
Opening: Friday 13 March 2015, 18 hrs
Patron: Mayor of Berlin-Mitte, Dr. Christian Hanke

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.
Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.


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6 November 2014 - 1 March 2015
Photo exhibition - War against War
by Ernst Friedrich

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27 April 2014 - 31 October 2014
Karl Kraus - Last Judgment
Polemics against the War
Opening
: Sunday, 27 April 2014, 18 hrs.

Patron: Mayor of Berlin-Mitte, Dr. Christian Hanke

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.
Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.

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1 February 2014 - 20 April 2014
Pax - Love and Respect is the Way to Peace
Offset Printing, Acrylic Painting
by Evelyn Sion
Opening: Saturday, 1 February 2014, 18 hrs
Salutation: Tommy Spree
Patron: Dr. Eva Högl, MdB (SPD)


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26 April 2013 - 28 July 2013
After - Reflection on War
Images, Graphics, Objects
by Imke Zaun

Opening: Friday, 26 April 2013, 18 hrs
Salutation: Tommy Spree and Dr. Eva Högl, MdB (SPD)


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9 January 2013 - 21 de April 2013
Kurt Tucholsky - Never Again War! - Messages of Pacifism
Opening: Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 17 hrs
Patron: Mayor of Berlin-Mitte, Dr. Christian Hanke

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.
Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.



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19 October 2012 - 06 January 2013
War - Fathers and Sons
Fotos with digital colouring
by Markus Georg Reintgen

Opening: Friday, 19 October 2012, 17 hrs
Patron: Mayor of Berlin-Mitte, Dr. Christian Hanke


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28 January 2012 - 22 April 2012
Etienne de la Boétie - Against Voluntary Servitude
Discourse on the fall of tyrants
Opening: Saturday, 28 January 2012, 19 hrs
Patron: Mayor of Berlin-Mitte, Dr. Christian Hanke

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.
Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.


kriegslandschaften
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From November 27th. 2011 till January 22th. 2012
Sabine Würich "War Landscapes"
Sunday, 27 November 2011, 18 hrs
Patron: Dr. Eva Högl, MdB

Introduction: Dr. Karola Fings, assistant director of the

Museum of the history of National Socialism in Cologne

Unsuitable for children under the age of 14


War Landscapes
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From May 07th. 2011 till November 20th. 2011 (Extended)
Rabindranath Tagore "Words from the Depth of Truth"
Reflections against Nationalism and War

Opening: Saturday, 7 May 2011, 19.30 hrs

Patron: Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin-Mitte

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.
Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.


Voelkermord_Armenien


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From February 11th. 2011 till April 30th. 2011

Expulsion, Persecution, Extermination
Photo exhibition on the Armenian genocide 1915/16
by Dr. Tessa Hofmann and Dr. Gerayer Koutcharian
Information and Documentation Center of Armenia
Patron: Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin-Mitte
Arbeitsgruppe Anerkennung
Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.

Voelkermord_Armenien
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From August 28th. 2010 till January 29th 2011

Leo Tolstoy and the Doukhobors - Conscientious Objection

Commemorating the death centenary of the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy

Opening: Saturday, 28th August 2010, 19 hrs

Patron: Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin-Mitte

 

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From April 11th. 2010 till August 22th 2010

 

John Ruskin - "Unto This Last"

Reflections on Justice and Peace

Realisation: Christian Bartolf, Thomas Oertzen

Opening: Sunday, 11. April 2010, 18 hrs

Patron: Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin-Mitte

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum e.V.
Anti-Kriegs-Museum e.V.

 

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From Jan. 30th 2010 till April 05th 2010

Exhibition of paintings from Hella Rost

Paintings about farewell from adolescence –

going away from accustomed people –

grief that can turn into confidence –

searching for new ways…

The opening of the exhibition was on Jan. 30th 2010.

Patron: MP Dr. Eva Högl, SPD

Introducing words: Tommy Spree

Laudatio: Heiner Welz

Hella Rost attends the exhibition every Wednesday from 4 till 8 o`clock pm.

 

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From Nov. 1st till Jan. 24th 2010

Artists against war – and the dove flies on

The exposed works of art are from the collection of the association ‘art for peace’.  The major inventory of the collection is a part of the historical touring exhibition “artists against war” from the time of arming of the Federal Republic of Germany which took place in the fifties of the last century, expanded and completed by works of the following decades.  The tradition of socially committed art of Fritz Cremer, Waldemar Grzimek, Hanns Kralik, Marie Marcks, Carlo Schellemann, Dore Vax and many others will be continued. The exhibition is set up by historical works from artists who think about today´s wars, peace and military conflicts.

Realisation: Kunst für Frieden e. V.  – www.friedensatelier.de

In addition to this collection a book has been published: “Und die Taube fliegt (weiter) – Bildende Künstler engagieren sich für Frieden” (“And the dove flies on – Artists engaged in peace”) with articles from Annegret Jürgens-Kirchhoff, Arno Klönne, Hans Wallner, editied by Kunst für Frieden e. V. , Regensburg 2008, 92 pages, 10 €, (ISBN: 978-3-86805-262-6).

 

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September 1, 2009 to October 25, 2009
Carl von Ossietzky - Nobel Peace Laureate, Journalist, Political Pacifist (120th birth

anniversary exhibition)
This exhibition selected quotes of Carl von Ossietzky's articles published in his weekly "Weltbühne - Wochenschrift für Politik, Kunst, Wirtschaft" (World Stage - weekly for politics, art, economy) until 1933 - as resonsible editor and political journalist, in addition you see photo portraits of Carl von Ossietzky and his family as well as documents related to the Nobel Peace Prize (1936, for 1935) when Ossietzky was imprisoned by the Nazis.
You find this exhibition in the Peace Gallery of the Berlin Anti War Museum between September 1st and October 25th, 2009

Patron: Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin-Mitte



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4. July 2009 to 29 August 2009
Henry David Thoreau - CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
The exhibition "Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE - Reflections against Slavery and War" represents selected quotes by Henry David Thoreau against slavery and war which we find in his essays (inspiring Tolstoy, Gandhi and King), together with photos of his environment at Walden Pond and Concord, Massachusetts.

Patron: Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin-Mitte



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From Jan. 15th 2009 till Febr. 25th 2009
Martin Luther King - "I HAVE A DREAM" - Reflections on Nonviolence
The bilingual (English and German languages) exhibition "Martin Luther King - 'I HAVE A DREAM' - Reflections on Nonviolence" presents photos of the famous "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" on August 28th, 1963 and recollects Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s reflections on his "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence" from his first autobiography "Stride Towards Freedom".

Patron: Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin-Mitte



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From Nov. 13th 2008 till Jan. 11th 2009
LEO TOLSTOY "I cannot be silent!" Reflections against war and violence
In cooperation with the Gandhi Information Center this exhibition shows portraits and selected quotes of Leo Tolstoy from different periods of his long life. His deep conviction in favor of the respect for life and against brute force, coercion and violence, has thus been recollected and represented on numerous tables of the exhibition.

Patron: Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin-Mitte



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From Aug. 30th 2008 till Oktober 31st 2008
War Toy - Artworks with reference to a self-contradictory term
The art works of Anja Sonnenburg discuss the term "war toy" in an extraordinary way. The vernissage was on 30 August 2008, 7 p.m., during the Long Night of Museums.



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From Apr. 20th 2008
Zivi(l)-Art
15 years contest "zivil-Kunstpreis". The Peace-Gallery shows pictures of illness, ailment, achiness, affliction and death. All are made from young people in alternative civilian service.
zivil - Zeitschrift für Frieden und Gewaltlosigkeit Web: http://www.zivil.de



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From Jan. 30th 2008 till Apr. 15th 2008
Gandhi's Path to Nonviolence
The exhibition "Gandhi's Path to Nonviolence - autobiographical quotes, photos, original voice" has been inaugurated on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary (January 30th, 1948).

Patron: Dr. Christian Hanke, Mayor of Berlin-Mitte



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From Nov. 30th 2007 till Jan. 20th 2008
"Kindersoldaten"
Out of Child's World
by Karin Christiansen



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From Sep. 1st till Nov. 14th 2007
"FOR ENGLAND'S SAKE
A whisper installation of grave inscription from times of war.
by Simona Koch / www.en-bloc.de



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Opening May 2nd 2007
25 th anniversary of the Berlin Anti-War Museum with the exhibition
»Well armed for Africa ... and anyway!« by the
cartoonist Klaus Stuttmann
and the presentation of the book »From the Peace Museums to Hitler's Troops' Barracks« by the writer and founder of the museum Ernst Friedrich



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From Jan. 27th till Apr. 22nd 2007
»Where to? Pictures about departing and searching for new dwellings«,
Paintings and Drawings by Hella Rost




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15.01.2006 - 11.03.2006
»METAMORPHOSES«, Pictures and Assemblages about the war in Afghanistan and in Irak by Siegfried Knittel


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1st of August to 25th of September 2005
»Allegories of War«
Graphical reflections about violence from antiquity until present by
Marion Kahnert



»In this series of works I make reference to violence in the worlds various war zones and crisis areas. I have tried to understand how violance emerges. Some lines of thought led me back into the past and to the ancient Greeks and Romans, others into the present. The texts are partly borrowed from ancient philosophers and writers, and partly my own. Each text, however, whether old or new, has a relation to the present and refers to the respective statue. The gods or the Greeks and Romans loved to fight and to participate in mankind`s wars, and even instigated them. Mankind, on the other hand, created supremely beautiful and aesthetic images of these gods. One aim of the statue series is to expose this antagonism in the visual representation of war, which has persisted until our time. Different statues allude to different aspects of war and violence. The texts emphasise the pictures`effects, and make reference to current topics concerning war and violence, they are meant to simulate further thoughts. Some statues, such as the war goddess Bellona, represent the visual extenuation and aesthetisation of violence. In my works, however, they remain colourless, grey theory. The coloured background and the texts, on the other hand, symbolise reality. Many citations draw parallels to the current rational treatment of topics related to war, such as Democritus`statement about the destruction of colliding worlds and the modern theory of the clash of civilisations. Other citations, such as Seneca`s eulogy of emperor Nero, draw parallels to the failure of some intellectuals in view of tyranny and state terror. In general I aim at setting people thinking about the question, how mankind has at all times dealt with topics related to violence and war in art and philosophy, what has changed during the past 2 1/2 milllennia, and what has remained the same.«
Marion Kahnert
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January 15th - March 28th 2005
»Rising hopes - loving life to find peace«
Acrylic paint, tempera, watercolour, print, collages by Heike Pestke-Nielebock



The artist, Heike Pestke-Nielebock, is an educator and art therapist and lives in Berlin. She took up arts in 1989.

Subjects and themes:
nature, water, flowers, poppies, still lifes, cycles, religious references

Works shown from private collections and by courtesy of Atelier-Galerie
Freystil, Kunstzentrum Tegel Süd


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October 1st 2004 - January 6th 2005
»NEWS FROM BABEL VISIBLE / INVISIBLE«
»NEUES AUS BABEL   SCHEINBAR  ·  UNSCHEINBAR«
Paintings and graphic prints by Sabine Maier-Wallmann and Martin Gietz

Two Berliner artists, Sabine Maier-Wallmann and Martin Gietz show their works.
Their common concern is the conflict in Irak and the war in general.

Martin Gietz
studied art-pedagogics and graphic-design. Since 1974 he works as painter and graphic artist as well as an art-teacher in Berlin. He is regually exhibiting abroad and in Germany and is represented in public and private collections.
In his artistic work - in particular landscapes and cities - he often is influenced by his impressions and his experinces (especially during his journeys).
In his multifarious artwork he is always emphatizing social problems and takes a stand against war, violence and destruction.
Not only is he showing his etchings, but we can also discover a rarity in this exhibition: A woodcut (2,5 x 1,5 m) which was printed with a bulldozer.


Sabine Maier-Wallmann
ives and works as a painter in Berlin.
Since 1999 she exhibits in Berlin and Basel.
The graphic platform is the base of her artwork.
She is usually working in oil on large scaled canvas.
In order to catch the emotions from the distress and grief as well as oppression of the war in Irak, she will utilize 1cm2 details taken out of the photos.They are extremely enlarged and set into a new context. So we are introduced to pictures which are far away from her usual colourful style.
Within this cycle they are reduced to black and white.
»Durst«, this picture is based on an enlarged detail of two water-containers. Looking at it more closely we can see faces which express one of the subjects of the war in Irak: DURST2 ("THURST"), 2004, 100 x140 cm
 

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1st of August to 26th of September 2004
»Icarus in No Man's Land - A 21st Century View on World War One«
contemporary art
Sig Bang Schmidt - the German artist
Steve Dalachinsky - the New York poet


Sig Bang Schmidt
Born 1958 in Germany / Hockenheim lives and works as an independent artist in Berlin / Germany and Vienna / Austria
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Steve Dalachinsky
was born in Brooklyn, New York / Manhattan where he has been living for the past 35 years, writing poetry for many years and working with many international musicians.


An extraordinary artistic cooperation
The bright and intense, computer-painted, original WW1 - photography by Sig Bang Schmidt inspired Steve Dalachinsky to create his exclusive poems.
They worked together from 2002 - 2004 and created a series on art & poetry, that expels the transformation and fragmentation of the real and the unreal of war itself.
You are not going to see any of those heroes, no glorification of the past, no artistic mystification - these two artist only proceed a 21st Century View on World War One. They do bring the past into the present and help us to have a closer view on this fundamental war.
This year we have the 90th anniversary of the outbreak of "The Great War" the outbreak of mass-destruction-weapons and military-science, that brought us instant food and non-stop fear.


For further information please call:
Gerda Schmidt, PR

AGENTUR BILDENDE KUNST BERLIN: ++49+30-69 50 77 60

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May 8th - July 31th 2004
Rolf-D. Banek
»Signs of power«

Paintings and Installations


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March 6th - May 2nd 2004
Klaus Staeck
»Environment on being tested«
Political Posters

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January 10th - February 29th 2004
Nicola Schaller
»United People«
canvas prints

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October 24th - December 30th 2003
Heinrich Heidner (1876-1974)
»Against War with the Easel - Painting amidst Fighting«
25 Original Prints

  

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July 12th - October 3rd 2003
Ilona Engelke, Köln
»Coming to Consciousness«
Paintings

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May 11th - June 27th 2003
Arlen Kaschkurjewitsch - Graphics
Igor Kaschkurjewitsch - Installlations

»DIE SCHREIE DER ERDE«

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February 21th - April 25th 2003
Marc Dettmann
»The Desasters of War - 12 Screenprints on litho film after Goya«

Francisco de Goya witnessed the war between the Spanish and the occupying French. In his etching series »Los Desastres de la Guerra« he refrains from depicting events in an anecdotal fashion. In the titles of his prints Goya comments critically on the cruelty of war, its suffering and dehumanising effect on the civilian population, without limiting himself to simply reporting pivotal events. The war he depicts is universal war. What Goya showed openly in the early 19th Century is today vague or completely disguised by censorship.

These works have their origins in the first US military attacks against Afghanistan in late October of 2001. Television screens show soldiers' grainy silhouettes, one sees light-green tracer ammunition arching through the night towards an unseen target. As in the last Gulf War the battlefield appears like a meadow filled with fireflies and other nocturnal insects, but without warfare itself. Through the complete exlusion of violence by the night-vision lense an almost abstract spectacle is transmitted into one's living room.

I photographed the reports directly from the TV screen. The 35mm camera exaggerated the abstraction even further; shapes emerge from the footage and regain their original horror since direct depiction is far less cruel than abstract images brought to life by one's imagination.

Photographs of German suburbia, printed not on photo paper, but on transparent litho film complement the television images. Houses float vaguely in front of the images of warfare merging sender and receiver, or for the latter more correctly consumer of information. War thus enters the living room. Explosions and attack helicopters on semi-transparent film give rise to associations with cancerous tumors on X-ray sheets. The images spread, pulsating through suburban gardens or appearing in front of half-closed curtains.

Today war seems clean, »politically correct«, but the titles of Goya's prints are still valid today.
They provide the critical commentary to the images, revealing that the ravages of war remain the same throughout the centuries and cannot be blanked out through attempts to edit information.

The artist: Marc Dettmann (born 1975 in Hannover) lives and works in Berlin since march 2002. He studied graphic design in Hildesheim and, while on an exchange programme to Spain, painting in Madrid. On graduating he became tutor for printmaking at the University of Applied Science in Hildesheim. Following several group exhibitions thoughout Germany he presents his first solo exhibition at the Anti-War-Museum, Berlin.

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December 7th 2002 - February 16th 2003
Wolfgang Brecklinghaus
»APOKALYPSE - Arbeiten aus Militärschrott / APOCALYPSE - Objects out of military scrap«
Materialcollagen und Skulpturen / Collages and sculptures

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October 6th 2002 - November 24th 2002
Squaw Rose
»Russische Spuren - Verlassene Orte« / »Russian Marks - Deserted Places«
Photography - Objects Found - Paintings

Further information:
artinfo-international.com/galerienberlin/peacegallery.htm

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August 31th 2002 - September 29th 2002
»Paintings and drawings« by artists of the creative workshop of the
Hoffnungstaler Anstalten Lobetal

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June 16th 2002 - August 20th 2002
RUMIKO=H+U (Rumiko Uchida) (Berlin / Japan)
»Keine Antwort / No Answer«
Paintings

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April 7th 2002 - May 29th 2002
Maureen Burdock (USA)
»Sehnen und Saiten« / »Tendons and Strings«
Paintings - Graphic Art - Posters - Sound
June 16th 2002 - August 20th 2002
greenburdockmultimedia.com

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February 28th - March 31st 2002
Sophie Fabien (Berlin / France)
»Phytobunker - Synthesis of Peace«
Installation + Netart
for more about this ongoing project see:
phytobunker.de

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November 11th 2001 - February 3rd 2002
Roswitha Schaab - Sculptures and Prints
Artim Gezhilli - Paintings
André Willi - Installation

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   The Peace Gallery presents international artists working with different techniques, materials and approaches.

Art history knows death, war, destruction and violence from the very beginnings of human living. For example the hunting and killing of animal and man is present in the cave-paintings of Lascaux. We find scenes of fighting at antique temples as well as the effects of destruction in paintings by Rembrandt etc.

The place, the Peace Gallery, is defined; art is free. Artists are free to present their work in this context.

The idea is to present artists whose work reflects elementary themes of life.

The life of man and animal is always in danger. Life is threatened, destroyed, exterminated, today as well as in the past. The Nazi-crimes against humanity are still present. Therefore it is also the protection from violence, destruction and extermination that is at stake. And the love of life, and of our neighbours.

These thoughts are being reflected by the exhibitions at the Peace Gallery. It is not enough to show violence and fear; it is necessary to irritate and to break with our narrow perspectives and perceptions.