German Reuinification

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The demolition of the Berlin Wall had immediate effects on German life. But how did it affect artists?

By far the most comprehensive artistic testimony were paintings in what immediately became known as the East Side Gallery

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Notes from a demolition: five works about the Wall in Berlin collections

From Frank Thiel's Stadt to Tacita Dean's Palast, some of the best works about the Wall and life in Berlin after reunification

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How Mitte embodied new artistic spirit of Berlin after the Wall came down

East German area became a space of possibilities, not unlike inner-city New York or east London before they were gentrified

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Since the fall of the Wall, Berlin has established itself as the artists' capital

Despite not being rich, the city has a large percentage of professional creatives and a booming gallery scene

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Throughout the Cold War Berlin’s museums quietly kept in touch—when the Wall came down, they embraced

This archive article, taken from our feature looking back at the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years later, shows how German culture remained linked when politics broke down

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Exhibitions

The Cold War may be over, but it is still being fought in terms of its artists

With LACMA's “Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures” opening soon, the artistic heritage of Germany is again under the microscope

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September 2000

Negotiating a united front: Berlin's culture minister Christoph Stölzl takes on funding culture in the capital

It risked bankruptcy to become the capital, and a deal with the federal government gives Berlin DM100m a year—providing that plum institutions come under national control

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Art fairs

A guide to Art Forum '99, Berlin

100 collectors have been flown in for the contemporary art event

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November 1992

World War II ends for a small town in eastern Germany as treasures are finally returned

Church valuables were dispersed in 1945, reunited in 1992, and return home in 1993

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Art history

Forty-five years later and they’re still hunting for the legendary Amber Room

But would we even think it beautiful if it came to light?

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Exhibitions

Schinkel: the architect who changed the face of Berlin

German reunification has made possible the first major exhibition,at the Victoria and Albert Museum, of all aspects of Schinkel’s work

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Historic houses

Famous Art Nouveau villa to be reinstated through bold effort by Saxon town

Collectors and dealers hold back to let Chemnitz buy back part of its history

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News

French war booty surfaces in East Berlin

The Musées de France knew about it for nearly twenty years

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German Reuinification

East Berlin museums chief defends his record, revealing how the East German museums sold in order to buy'

We did not pursue any party political nonsense on the Museum Island': Professor Günther Schade stands by his position