Im Zentrum der Recherche
The starting point for the research is the rich collection of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The prologue exhibition, which was created in collaboration with the Kupferstich-Kabinett and the Kunstfonds, presents a selection of paintings, graphics, textile works and films by artists from the GDR, Cuba, Chile, and Vietnam. These include programmatic propaganda graphics, travel images, portraits of students from abroad, works by artists who emigrated to the GDR, and Cuban political posters. The interventions by contemporary artists Ângela Ferreira, Emeka Ogboh, Laura Horelli, and Sung Tieu are integrated into the collection presentation of the Albertinum, critically question the former ideals of the "Revolutionary Romances" and illuminate their historical and artistic significance from the perspective of the present.