Archive talk with Kirsty Bell

The archive talks on the Michael Schmidt retrospective provide background information and insights into the artist’s life. In this film, Maren Lübbke-Tidow talks to the writer, art critic and curator Kirsty Bell about Michael Schmidt’s group of works “Berlin after 45“. Bell, whose Berlin book “The Undercurrents” was published in March, describes the architecture in southern Friedrichstadt, the significance of the district, its creation and destruction. She describes the unreal state of the neighbourhood when Michael Schmidt photographed there and explains what this place has to do with the city’s coming to terms with trauma.