Culture at Risk

East Side Gallery destroyed


Once a physical symbol of democracy and communism during the Cold War, diving Germany into East and West and stretching for hundreds of miles has now been partially destroyed. The East side Gallery as it was referred was torn down due to an overwhelming demand for prime real estate investment. comprar ivermectina online espaa Not even the infamous Hollywood stars, David Hasselhoff and George Clooney could stop construction crews from tearing down the remains of the Berlin Wall.


Protests have been ongoing since locals heard about the plans to relocate a portion of the wall for a new luxury apartment complex, but their efforts were in vain as they watched the demolition at 5am Wednesday morning.Kani Alavi, one of the protesters wanting to protect that stretch of the wall told reporters “All they see is their money. They have no understanding for the historic relevance and art of this place. ivermectin warfarin


The Gallery consisted of 105 paintings by internationally renown artists who began painting on the east side in the 90’s. The East Side Gallery was founded following the successful merger of the two German artists’ associations VBK and BBK. Until its destruction is was an international memorial of freedom,  a time of change, an expression of the euphoria felt and great hopes for a better, more free future for all people of the world. ivermectin walmart canada It was possibly the largest and longest-lasting open air gallery in the world including  paintings from Jürgen Grosse alias INDIANO, Dimitri Vrubel, Siegfrid Santoni, Bodo Sperling, Kasra Alavi, Kani Alavi, Jim Avignon, Thierry Noir, Ingeborg Blumenthal, Ignasi Blanch i Gisbert, Kim Prisu, Hervé Morlay VR and others have followed.











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