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31. May 2024 — Read / Article
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The poisonous mushroom and the Weinbergskirche: peace activism using a shooting target?

Starting in the 1970s, a type of artistic dialogue developed in East Germany that took place not in museums and galleries but, instead far from the world of public exhibitions, via the postal service. Soon after, the Dresden artist Birger Jesch launched what he called the “first Mail-Art Project of Dresden”, posting 300 cards featuring shooting targets to recipients around the world, for them to design and return.

28. February 2024 — Read / Article
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On the acquisition stories of Cuban art at the Kupferstich-Kabinett

The Kupferstich-Kabinett is home to a significant collection of Cuban prints and posters that came to the GDR after the Cuban Revolution in 1959. While they were earmarked for the collection as part of the cultural exchange between the two socialist states, its director often did not welcome them with open arms. Olaf Simon, conservator at the Kupferstich-Kabinett, wrote about how they came to be part of the collection.

21. February 2024 — Watch / Conversation
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REBELLINNEN – FOTOGRAFIE. UNDERGROUND. DDR.

Pamela Meyer-Arndt's film "Rebellinnen" is dedicated to the artistic urge for freedom of three female artists in the GDR in the 1970s and 80s. The director, two of the artists - Tina Bara and Gabriele Stötzer - and Dr Angelika Richter came together at the Albertinum for a discussion in which they talked about the making of the film as well as the living conditions and artistic hardships of those years.

03. November 2023 — Read / Article
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Revolutionary Romances? - Glossar

The “Revolutionary Romances? Global Art Histories in the GDR” exhibition features terms that refer both to current research and past political events. We have compiled a glossary to make them more accessible to visitors from various generations. It does not claim to be exhaustive; it is merely intended to help understand the historical and scientific contexts of the exhibition. Ultimately, the terms can inspire visitors to think about the present.

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