Komar & Melamid, Quotation, 1972.


Berlin-Moscow/Moscow-Berlin 1950–2000

Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
September 28, 2003–January 5, 2004

This vast exhibition brings to the surface some of the most paradoxical questions today in cultural studies: “the future of nostalgia” (Svetlana Boym), the viability of replacing “the word ‘communist’ with ‘postmodernist’” (Mikhail Epstein), and the significance of borrowing political ideologies, industrial values, and artistic styles. Curated by Jürgen Harten, Pavel V. Khoroshilov, Angela Schneider, Christoph Tannert, Ekaterina Degot, and Viktor Misiano, the exhibition explores trends in post–World War II aesthetics. Focusing on Germany and Russia, the show features some 500 works by 200 artists—including Baselitz, Beuys, the Bechers, Komar & Melamid, Rauch, and Dubossarski & Vinogradov.

Sept. 28–Jan. 5; State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Mar. 15, 2004–June 15, 2004.