“Taking Stock of Power: An Other View of the Berlin Wall” Exhibition

The Walther Collection Project Space

poster for “Taking Stock of Power: An Other View of the Berlin Wall” Exhibition
[Image: "Watchtowers" (1966/2016) © Arwed Messmer. Images: German Federal Archives.]
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The Walther Collection presents Taking Stock of Power: An Other View of the Berlin Wall, a project developed by photographer Arwed Messmer and writer Annett Gröschner, both based in Berlin, following several years of collaborative research in the archives of the East German border troops. The exhibition features Messmer and Gröschner’s complete topographic photo-reconstruction of the Wall’s 160 kilometers, displayed in twelve volumes, alongside Wall panoramas and typological images of East German watchtowers and border guards, underground tunnels, and escape ladders. Debuting during the thirtieth anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Taking Stock of Power recalls the brutality of the Wall’s physical reality and political symbolism, which today resonate anew.



from December 06, 2019 to April 25, 2020

Opening Reception on 2019-12-05 from 18:00 to 20:00


Arwed Messmer



Venue Hours

From 12:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays


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Phone: 212-352-0683

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