Starting July 12, all the movable mid-century modern furnishings in the Neutra House, Silverlake, will be replaced with counterparts from behind the Iron Curtain. On view will be Eastern Bloc chairs, tables, lamps, phones, pictures, cooking utensils, and surveillance equipment, all from the Wende Museum collection. Nothing will be labeled, but gallery iPads will provide further information. “Competing Utopias,” organized by the Wende Museum and the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, will run through Sept. 13.
Above is an exhibition poster by David Hartwell. Below, a selection of East German telephones.
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