Ulrich Gutmair

Ulrich Gutmair

Ulrich Gutmair works as cultural editor at the alternative Berlin-based newspaper taz.

Remembering Berlin’s Post-Communist Art Colony—Before It Became ‘Kitsch for the Rich’

Remembering Berlin’s Post-Communist Art Colony—Before It Became ‘Kitsch for the Rich’

There are days in 1989 when the smell of sulphur hangs in the streets, a reminder that West Berlin is surrounded by the dark continent of the Eastern Bloc, which strikes Westerners as an old, rusting, colourless industrial world populated with smoking chimneys and glum-faced proletarians operating gigantic machines. The

Ulrich Gutmair
Ulrich Gutmair
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