OPENING: OST/WEST BERLIN
We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition
Greetings: Katharina Mouratidi, Artistic Director f³ – freiraum für fotografie
Speakers: Patrick Gehrke, Stiftung Berliner Sparkasse
Nicola von Velsen, publishing management Hatje Cantz
The photographer is present.
The photographer Nelly Rau-Häring documented life in East and West Berlin from the mid-1960s to the 2000s like hardly anyone else. In doing so, she followed her two great passions: her enthusiasm for photography and her curiosity about the people of Berlin. Together with her virtuoso eye for expressive detail, this makes her a very special chronicler.
Through the eyes of Nelly Rau-Häring we experience contemporary history: We are involved in the political protests of the late 1960s in West Berlin and observe the official celebrations on 1 and 8 May in East Berlin, we take part in popular amusements such as the horse races in Hoppegarten and Mariendorf. We see how Neuberliners of the first migrant generation appear in the cityscape, we accompany war widows to the cafés at Ku´damm and observe the shop window displays in the GDR of the 1980s, we feverishly watch the fans of Hertha BSC in the football stadium, stand in the queue of GDR citizens* waiting for the welcome money, cross the western part of the city with the S-Bahn and experience how the isolated Berlin changes after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In cooperation with: Hatje Cantz.
With kind support: Stiftung Berliner Sparkasse.
Photo: © Nelly Rau-Häring