Anne Heinlein, Schmerbach, 2016
Schmalkalden-Meiningen District
First documented in an official record: 1562, Destroyed: 1974

Exhibition | „Wüstungen”, RaumSechs, Düsseldorf

„Wüstungen” is a collaboration between Anne Heinlein and Göran Gnaudschun. From 1952 to 1988, the authorities razed more than a hundred villages, farms, hamlets, and homesteads on East German territory near the border with West Germany. The structures were in the way of a clear field of fire, difficult to guard, or simply too close to the line of demarcation. The people who lived there were forcibly resettled, forever losing their homes. Gnaudschun und Heinlein traveled to these localities to take photographs and write; they interviewed contemporary witnesses and asked them to see their photo albums. They also spent a lot of time in the archives of the Stasi, the border troops, and the West German border police. The photographs, maps, and documents they gathered are an integral component of the book, ranging freely across different historical strata. The deliberately unscholarly use of the documentary material highlights how abstract grand schemes always also impact individuals; some people contrive these plans and implement them while others suffer the consequences. Images and texts examine the passage of time, the way people live with their memories, and the significance of flight and expulsion as repercussions of the inner German border.

Temporärer Ausstellungsraum
Pestalozzistr. 35, Hinterhof, 40459 Düsseldorf
1 September till 3 September 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017, 6 pm
Introduction: Matthias Erntges

Artist Talk:
Saturday, 2 September 2017, 4 pm
Jacqueline Friedrich, Anne Heinlein, Göran Gnaudschun

Opening Hours:
Friday, 1 September 2017, 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, 2 September 2017, 2 pm to 6 pm
Sunday, 3 September 2017, 12 pm to 6 pm

31. August 2017 von Göran
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