“I wanted to leave the problem behind” – Contemporary witness Christoph Becke about escaping the former GDR

For him it was the start of a new life. Leaving behind the state he could not live in anymore. For the German Democratic Republic (GDR) it was a way of earning money from West Germany. In July 1979 Christoph Becke was ransomed by West Germany after being imprisoned in East Berlin for a year. A look back: One year earlier Becke decided to flee … Continue reading “I wanted to leave the problem behind” – Contemporary witness Christoph Becke about escaping the former GDR

Abstract, colorful and pragmatic – Art Exhibition by Nadja Nafe and Maike Eilers

“Green is only some yellow and some blue,” the catalogue to her work quotes artist Nadja Nafe and shows her pragmatic approach to art. Something the Düsseldorf artist shares with Maike Eilers. She has studied in Enschede, Netherlands, and liked the free and open way of working there. Both now present their first ever common exhibition. A very special one. Not only that both never … Continue reading Abstract, colorful and pragmatic – Art Exhibition by Nadja Nafe and Maike Eilers