30.10.— december 2020
opening hours wed + sun 15:00 - 18:00
and on request
/// The three-storey building erected for the storming is supported by a massive metal construction, to which large tarpaulins with printed facade parts are hung. Bullet holes, blind windows and the original inscription Dem Deutschen Volke (The German People) can be seen in detail. With 10,000 spectators on stands on site and a live TV broadcast, the key scene of Russian war remembrance is restaged as a major media event.
/// On the evening of April 30, 1945, the Red Army takes the Reichstag, soldiers raise the Red Flag on the building. Two days after the storming, the scene is repeated again for an official photo.
A total of about 40 flags are attached to the destroyed Reichstag. The flag with the number 5 is finally declared the official victory banner.
/// For the visitors of the model city, the Reichstag is in flames every 2 minutes.
With REKAPITULIEREN Juliane Jaschnow dissects current and historical layers of the iconic symbol of the Reichstag. The narratives of this place are deconstructed in the exhibition and its condensed memory becomes readable as a hybrid medialised coulisse.
The exhibition is supported by Kulturamt Leipzig.