The Troubles and former Eastern Germany
Belfast Gonzo raises the topic of nostalgia-gazing of former Eastern Germany, and whether Northern Ireland is ready to look at some of its Troubles artefacts.
Gonzo, are you old enough to remember the 1994 exhibition, Symbols, created by Rhonda Paisley and supported by the Community Relations Council? I even own a video about the exhibition, called “Green, White and Blue”.
Anthony Buckley wrote a book on the back of the exhibition, Symbols in Northern Ireland, for which Donna Lanclos has a decent review.
Coming back to Troubled Images, Henry McDonald was one of the first to write a review of its exhibition: Postcards from the edge.