Exhibition from 1. April: “Accused of instigating peace” to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Graphic diary sheets by painter and graphic artist Matthias Klemm from Leipzig

As of April 1, 2019, we will be showing the exhibition “Accused of the instigation of peace” by the Leipzig artist Matthias Klemm on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1983, the painter and graphic artist hung the poster “Accused …” in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. It became the symbol of peace prayers. The impressive work of art is the prelude to the exhibition. The leaves and graphic diary records were created in direct imagery of the peaceful revolution and the fall of the Wall. For the first time, they were shown in 1990 in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.

Matthias Klemm is considered one of the most important artists of the former GDR, who accompanied the GDR era with religious and often GDR-critical works. His works range from collages, rollages, prints to applied and construction-bound works. Often, words of literature are interlocutors of his pictures. He shows life in its beauty and turmoil and encourages with his pictures to the art of living, the resistance to fear and indifference.

Visited from 1st April to 15th November 2019 (closed on public holidays and summer holidays). The exhibition is from Monday to Saturday of  10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free. Meals are available upon prior notification in the conference center. Posters, signed postcards, books and exhibition catalogs are available on site.

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