Are Communists Allowed to Dream?: The Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Hardback)
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Are Communists Allowed to Dream?: The Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 02/04/2018
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The Palace of the Republic was opened in 1976 to house East Germany's parliament and to provide a cultural and historical center for the public to enjoy. During its construction, the government commissioned sixteen artists to create paintings in response to the question, "Are Communists allowed to dream?" Artists like Bernhard Heisig, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Willi Sitte, Werner TuI bke, Walter Womacka, and Hans Vent contributed large-size works. They painted in their personal styles, but still stayed within the tradition of realistic painting in East Germany. With the fall of the wall and reunification, the paintings were removed from public view in 1990. The palace itself was demolished in 2006. This volume accompanies the first public exhibition of the paintings since 1995 and sheds new light on the East German government's understanding of art and its idea of self-representation.

Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791357522
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm

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