Regina Schmeken: Geschlossene Gesellschaft Photographien 1989-1993


German photographer Regina Schmecken, a photojournalist for the South German newspaper, photographed Germany and its neighboring countries from 1989 to 1993. 1989 was the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the most important events in German history, and it was followed by the reunification of Germany in 1990. The film documents the turbulent four years leading up to the reunification of Germany in 1990.
The 71 black-and-white works in the exhibition, entitled "Closed Society," do not seek to focus on anything, but rather on the incidentals of history and the shadows of current events themselves. A car being repossessed or an old woman spreading a newspaper on a train. This subjective, objective view of history, while being a valuable source of information, encompasses the feelings of a single German, blurring the boundary between the "outside" and the "inside" of the photograph. Did the fall of the wall shed light on the shadows of people's hearts and minds beyond its material meaning?



publisher:Verlag Antje Kunstmann
attachment:an exhibition flyer, pamphlet in Japanese.
condition:slightly damaged on the cover.