The Museum of Utopia and Daily Life and the Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst (BLMK) are showing portfolios of prints from the GDR in an exhibition at three locations – Eisenhüttenstadt, Cottbus, Frankfurt (Oder). The starting point for this joint project is the holdings of over 320 portfolios in the Beeskow Art Archive and the BLMK. In Eisenhüttenstadt, the focus is on the revolutions, in Cottbus on the topic or motif of literature, and in Frankfurt (Oder) the diversity of landscape views is explored.
The revolutions that artists have addressed in their prints include not only the October Revolution and the Peasants’ War, but also the November-, the French- and the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. The selected etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and silkscreens convey a complex, sometimes critical approach to historical events that can still be relevant.
Portfolios of prints from the GDR
An exhibition in three places:
Revolutions, Museum of Utopia and Daily Life in Eisenhüttenstadt, June 3 – October 8, 2023 (opening on June 2, 2023)
Prometheus und Co., BLMK Cottbus, June 4 – August 20, 2023 (opening on June 3, 2023)
Between arcadia and residential area, BLMK Frankfurt (Oder), June 4 – August 20, 2023 (opening on June 4, 2023)
A cooperation between the Brandenburgische Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst and the Museum of Utopia and Everyday Life.Close
Adress: Bauhaus-Museum Weimar
01.04.2023 to 29.01.2024
opening: 31.3.2023, 18 Uhr
As part of the special exhibition „Wege nach Utopia. Wohnen zwischen Sehnsucht und Krise“ in the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, the artist Martin Maleschka from Eisenhüttenstadt borrows a total of 1,111 everyday objects from our holdings. Based on the cubature of the Haus am Horn, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, he will set up a larger-than-life installation (Wohnmaschine 4.0) with this fund.
How do we want to live in the future? The exhibition in the Bauhaus Museum will examine aspects of this question between the two poles of longing and current crisis. Central to this are the topics of sustainability and social justice. “How do we want to live?” was, according to Gropius, the most pressing question of the day in 1923/1924.Close
Address: Landtag Brandenburg
Alter Markt 1
Mon-Fri 8.00 -18.00
Whether in Potsdam or Cottbus, in Eisenhüttenstadt or Dedelow – in many places in the state of Brandenburg there are numerous examples of building-related art that represent the East German history of art in public space in all its diversity. A cultural heritage in the middle of everyday life!
Together with the photographer and author Martin Maleschka, Brandenburgisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege and Archäologisches Landesmuseum, the Museum of Utopia and Daily Life shows how art-rich Brandenburg is and at the same time addresses the responsibilities associated with this heritage.
The exhibition can be visited from 25 January to 8 December 2023, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Landtag in Potsdam. It is closed on public holidays.Close