• Der Riss im Raum

    Gropius Bau

    The difficulty with shows like “Der Riss im Raum: Positionen der Kunst seit 1945 in Deutschland, Polen, der Slowakei und Tschechien” (A split in the room: the positions of art since 1945 in Germany, Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics) is that they seldom live up to the expectations raised by their titles. There are too many works and too many issues to deal with; it is also very difficult to engage in a dialogue with art that still awaits a more serious critical response in the West (as is the case with work from Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, and former East Germany). Attempts to

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