Alfredo Jaar’s The Sound of Silence, 2006 – fifteen images of Robben’s Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela lived for 18 years in ‘Behind Walls’ at the C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore.

There is a review brewing, but you’re going to have to wait for next month’s ARTnews to read it. In the meantime, the exhibit is up through January 19, so you’ll have to visit and review it for yourself. – CO


November 28, 2012 – January 19, 2013

The C.Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present “Behind Walls”, an exhibition of photographs by Alfredo
Jaar, Dimitra Lazaridou, Neil Meyerhoff, Bernd Radtke, Leland Rice, and Wim Wenders.

The common thread that guides the artists in “Behind Walls” is the subject matter of walls themselves. Walls are explored here through their objecthood as literal dividers between spaces of different ideologies (for instance, west versus east Germany, as seen in Leland Rice’s and Bernd Radtke’s photographs, respectively), through their multi-layered, deco- rated, and destroyed surfaces (Lazaridou and Meyerhoff), and through the activities that they both shield and allude to through their planned and unexpected openings (Jaar and Wenders).

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Leland Rice’s Photo, from a series of The Berlin Wall

Bernd Radtke

Leland Rice

Neil Meyerhoff

Dimitra Lazaridou and Leland Rice

Leland Rice and Neil Meyerhoff

Bernd Radtke

Dimitra Lazaridou

detail from a Bernd Radtke

wall text with Jaar’s The Sound of Silence