WOLVERHAMPTON, UK.- The Wolverhampton Art Gallery presents Do Not Refreeze, on view through June 21, 2008. Do Not Refreeze: Photography behind the Berlin Wall reveals work previously frozen out by the Cold War.
The artists featured developed their practice in the former East Germany, using an unforgiving documentary aesthetic to show both the harsh realities and remarkable richness of life behind the iron curtain.
Stunning black and white images convey a glimpse of day-to day life and evoke the claustrophobia, rage, envy and ideological pomp of the communist era as well as the unexpected personal warmth, tenderness and exoticism to be found throughout the socialist commonwealth. A University of Hertfordshire Galleries touring exhibition curated by Matthew Shaul.