Anke Dyes

  • View of “DDR Noir,” 2018.
    picks December 13, 2018

    Henrike Naumann

    For Henrike Naumann’s exhibition “DDR Noir,” an assembly of various interiors inhabits the street-level gallery in the monumental socialist classicist architecture of East Berlin’s Frankfurter Tor. Here, Naumann, who was trained as a set designer, has arranged a series of living rooms composed of triangular cabinets and wavy sideboards—knockoff Memphis pieces that entered East German markets after reunification in the 1990s. The setting is layered with culturally specific signifiers, from a printed Donald Duck rug to wire figurines of Mickey Mouse and Sandmännchen (Sandman), a character from an