Berlin - Exhibition

Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

03 Nov 201708 Jan 2018

The exhibition is devoted to the global dimension of cultural politics in the Cold War and to the changing meanings and aims assigned to modernism. Departing from an examination of the interdependencies between the political and aesthetic struggles of the era, the exhibition reflects the ideological foundations of the conflict lines of today’s global contemporary art.

The friction between the political use of art and artists’ striving for autonomy is the focus of the exhibition. The artworks and archival materials on show explore the ideological contradictions and echoes of the postwar U.S. “freedom offensive.”

  • Micheal Beers, The Earth is Square, the Sky is Round, 2017Micheal Beers, The Earth is Square, the Sky is Round, 2017

Curators

Anselm Franke

Nida Ghouse

Paz Guevara

Antonia Majaca

Special Events

Destination: Berlin
Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Type: Lecture
Admission: Ticket

The lectures and discussions in the conference “Freedom in the Bush of Ghosts” address the production of meaning through art and the role of the intellectual in Cold War cultural diplomacy

Destination: Berlin
Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Type: Lecture
Admission: Ticket

The lectures and discussions in the conference “Freedom in the Bush of Ghosts” address the production of meaning through art and the role of the intellectual in Cold War cultural diplomacy

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Scherer Bernd M.


T: +49 (0)30 397 870 M: info@hkw.de W: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
ADDRESS:
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 Berlin, 10557 Germany