Exhibition Totally East – Life in East Germany

Totally East Totally East © Harald Hauswald/OSTKREUZ

Wed, 15.08.2018 -
Fri, 14.09.2018

Goethe-Institut Sydney

90 Ocean Street, Woollahra
2025 Sydney

Photos by Harald Hauswald, texts by Stefan Wolle

This poster exhibition powerfully portrays everyday situations in the GDR. Harald Hauswald’s photos tell tales of loneliness, authority and rebellion along with moments of endearment and serenity.

The photographer is a founding member of the renowned OSTKREUZ photographer agency. The texts were written by the historian and author Stefan Wolle, who, like the photographer, grew up in the GDR. The exhibition panels are equipped with QR codes that link to short video interviews on Youtube, in which the photographer reports on how and in what context the respective photo of the panel was taken.

Exhibition Opening Programme:

English talk with GDR-contemporary witness Peter Richter and Dr. Andrew Beattie, Senior Lecturer (European Studies/German), School of Humanities & Languages, UNSW

Documentary screening of "Radfahrer: Die Überwachung des Fotografen Harald Hauswald durch die Stasi“ ("Cyclist") by Marc Thümmler (27 min.); in German with English subtitles

Date: 15 August 2018
Doors open: 6PM
Talk and film screening: 6:30-8PM
Venue: Goethe-Institut Sydney, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

​Presented as part of German Week Sydney.