The works on view are from artists from the former East Germany who endured repression, exile and even prison for the sake of free expression. The exhibit will feature the works and highlight the experiences of 10 painters, photographers and sculptors, many of whom will be in Washington for various education programs and celebrations the 20th Anniversary of German Reunification, which took place on October 3rd.
Breakthrough also serves as an educational exhibit that is great for creating discussion. The show's curator encourages teachers and students at every level throughout the greater DC area to attend the exhibition and engage directly with the art. Teaching modules are available online at breakthroughart.org. These tools can help teachers and students benefit more fully from their interactions with the art and the artists’ stories.
Participating artists are: photographers Gerald Hahn and Harald Hauswald; painters Peter Herrmann,Thomas Klingenstein, Wolfgang Petrick, Frank Rödel, Inge Schmidt, Reinhard Stangl (work pictured), and Robert Weber; and sculptor Hans Scheib.
Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 8th St, NW
(right near SAAM/NPG)
Metro: Gallery Place - Chinatown, 9th & G exit