Museum Utopie und Alltag

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Location Eisenhüttenstadt

Erich-Weinert-Allee 3
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday, national holidays
11.00 – 17.00

If the national holiday is on a Monday, the museum is open. Closed on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, New Year, even on Mondays.
The exhibitions are barrier-free. An elevator and a barrier-free toilet are available.

Entrance

Adults: € 4
Concessions: € 2*

Groups: € 40**
Guided tours: € 30 / 50 ***
Schulprojekte:  €15 plus 1 € p. P

*Pupils, Students, disabled  persons, Seniors; Children aged under 7: free
** up to 20 people
*** up to 12 people
Tue-Fr: € 30 € / Sa-So: € 50

Location Beeskow

Spreeinsel
Access via Burg Beeskow
Frankfurter Strasse 23
15848 Beeskow

Guided tours Art Archive:

The Archive in Beeskow can be visited on guided tours. Please see our programme for details. In addition to public guided tours during the current event programme, it is also possible to book special tours.
Please contact us in advance at: +49 (0)3366 – 352727

Entrance

Per person: € 9
Concessions: € 7*

Special guided tours:
€ 26 per group, plus entrance per person
*Pupils, Students, disabled  persons
** up to 20 people

Social Media

Museum Utopie und Alltag

Tel: 03364 – 417 355
Fax: 03364 – 418 947
museum@utopieundalltag.de

Postal and invoice adress:
Landkreis Oder-Spree
Kunstarchiv / DOK
Breitscheidstr. 7
15848 Beeskow

Press

Contact Press:

Antje Wilke
E-Mail: antje.wilke@l-os.de
Phone: 03366 – 352736

Press releases

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Virtuelle Sonderausstellung

Thomas Ziegler (1947-2014), Porträt Sascha (1982), Öl auf Hartfaserplatte, Herkunft: Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft, Eigentum des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Bestand Kunstarchiv Beeskow, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020.
Thomas Ziegler (1947-2014), Porträt Sascha (1982), Öl auf Hartfaserplatte, Herkunft: Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft, Eigentum des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Bestand Kunstarchiv Beeskow, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020.
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Thomas Ziegler (1947-2014), Die große Teekanne, 1985. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020.
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Thomas Ziegler (1947-2014), Porträt Juri (1981), Öl auf Hartfaserplatte, Herkunft: Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft, Eigentum des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Bestand Kunstarchiv Beeskow, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020.
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Thomas Ziegler (1947-2014), Swetlana und Werner L. aus Berlin träumen von Sibirien (1981/82), Mischtechnik auf Leinwand, Herkunft: Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, Eigentum des Landes Berlin / Bestand Kunstarchiv Beeskow, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020.
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Michael Zschocher (*1941), Mann nimmt seine Augenbinde ab (1945/1985) (vor 1989), Öl auf Hartfaser, Herkunft: Freie Deutsche Jugend, Zentralrat, Eigentum des Landes Berlin / Bestand Kunstarchiv Beeskow, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020.
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The GDR regarded its friendship with the GDR as an untouchable political principle. From 1949 onwards, filling that premise with life was the task of the “Society for German-Soviet Friendship”. The organisation therefore carried out a wide range of cultural work to that aim, including the commissioning and collection of visual art on the relationship between Germany and the Soviet Union.Art needed to help overcome deep-rooted anti-Russian sentiments that had previously been whipped up by National Socialist propaganda.

The works selected here were all produced in the 1980s. They refuse to adopt an idealised understanding of “friendship”. Thomas Zieglers portraits of soldiers present characters without exaggerated attitudes. His largest panel painting expresses an interpersonal dimension of German-Soviet friendship and a new perception of untouched Siberian expanses as a place of yearning. Michael Zschocher assumes a very different tone. In times of Gorbachev’s Perestroika, he addresses the theme of historical violation and delusion.