LAST EXIT DDR
pictures between end and beginning
Dieter Matthes - photography
28.3.2009 - 29.5.2009
20 years ago Berlin was surrounded by a wall: THE WALL. When it finally came down in 1990 the photographer Dieter Matthes travelled through the remains of the former GDR and conserved a situation somewhere between "not anymore" and "not yet". He looked into the faces of workers, who seemed to be proud of their efforts but unsecure about the future. He collected optimistic messages of socialism, that had turned into deplorable settings of decline. At the former border between the East and the West Matthes portrayed traces of vandalism that had changed the place into an absurd cemetery of broken dreams.