Christof Zwiener Nach 1990

Christof Zwiener

Publisher Vexer Verlag

ISBN 9783907112205

Idea Code 19635

Between 2011 and 2015, Christof Zwiener sought out and photographed 315 flagpoles in East Berlin, relics of the former GDR that have been subject to the phenomenon of post-reunification transformations of the public space. Prior to 1990, flags were a part of everyday life in the GDR, and yet Zwiener discovered there were no documents or records on the number or locations of state flagpoles in Berlin. Inevitably, his photos show not only the flagpoles in their found state but also the places and squares in which they were located, some with exemplary GDR architecture as the urban backdrop. Neglected, the flagpoles were rendered functionless and seemingly invisible to society.

360 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, German/English


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