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31. May 2024 — Read / Article

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. March 2024

Private art trade in Dresden after 1945 - Insights into the research project

When and where did private art dealerships exist in Dresden after 1945? How and why did the private art trade and art collecting function under socialism? Who were the customers, the consignors and what role did the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden play? Do Dresden museums still house pieces of art that were acquired from private art and antique dealers immediately after the end of the Second World War and during the GDR era?

21. February 2024 — Watch / Conversation


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

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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