Free Derry Wall Transformed By Photo Exhibition

The iconic Free Derry wall is being transformed for an entire weekend to accommodate a photographic exhibition exploring how political conflicts change city landscapes.

The L'Derry monument will feature work from German photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer, which will be simultaneously on display on the Berlin Wall.

The images form part of the second major photographic exhibition of the UK City of Culture year, following on from the 'Picturing Derry' exhibition at the City Factory.

'Wall on Wall' forms part of the new 'Beyond the Walls' exhibition; a partnership between the Nerve Centre and the Culture Company’s BT Portrait of a City project.

Mr Wiedenhöfer will mount 36 panoramic images onto the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall.

One of the images will be displayed on Free Derry Wall in the Bogside for the duration of the opening weekend of the new exhibition.

Mr Wiedenhöfer’s work will also be displayed in the main exhibition at the City Factory which runs from Thursday 18 July to Sunday 25 August.

Pearse Moore, Chief Executive of the Nerve Centre, said: "Through his work Kai Wiedenhofer has brought to international attention the dangers and problems of divided societies throughout the world. It is fitting in the City of Culture year that he has chosen to bring his work to Derry~Londonderry and highly symbolic that his work should be displayed simultaneously on the Berlin Wall and here on Free Derry Corner."

Work on the installation on Free Derry Wall will take place between 09:00 and 11:30 on Thursday July 18.


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