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Boston Exhibit Commemorates Fall of the Berlin Wall

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 13, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

When the Berlin Wall fell it was as if a John le Carré novel had suddenly been turned inside out and staged as a giant party. One could almost imagine Smiley actually smiling.

Watched worldwide, the party took place at what had been the starkest flash point between East and West. An event that had previously seemed unimaginable now looks inevitable in retrospect. (Consistency is not a retrospective virtue.) There's never been anything quite like Nov. 9, 1989.

A vivid sense of the joy, the strangeness, and, paradoxical though it might sound, the everydayness of the fall of the wall is to be found in abundance in "Moments of Time 1989/1990,'' which runs at the Goethe-Institut Boston through Dec. 18.

Read the complete review in The Boston Globe.

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