Doerte Weber, Check – point, 2017. Mixed media, installation view.

Doerte Weber

San Antonio


Doerte Weber grew up in a country divided by a wall. Born in West Germany, she attended university in Berlin (1979–83). To visit her boyfriend in West Germany on the weekends, however, she had to travel through East Germany. Each time Weber crossed the border, she was overcome with emotion as she confronted the formidable wall erected inside a single country, complete with barbed wire and armed guards. She has many stories of her fractured country, including the terror precipitated by a mundane episode of car trouble in East Germany. Since moving to South Texas, she has again experienced first-hand the problems born of division. In contrast to the Berlin Wall, the border fences she references in …see the entire review in the print version of May’s Sculpture magazine.