Monthly Archives: July 2008

Another Type of Art

Though his connection to the GDR doesn’t go beyond an East Berlin building (Landhaus Lemke, for the curious) from 1933, German-born architect Mies van der Rohe’s aphorism, “God is in the details,” is well suited to a small cube of … Continue reading

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Identities Refracted for Consumption

Here at the Wende Museum, we are at once a repository of Eastern European Cold War artifacts, the active preservers of these artifacts, and the forum through which these same artifacts are then reproduced as material objects to be consumed, … Continue reading

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Ministry for State Security (Stasi) smelling jars

During my first week as an intern at the Wende Museum, I was very confused when what seem to me two ordinary jars crossed my desk needing to be cataloged. After inquiring what the significance of the jars were, I … Continue reading

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Reaching Zen in Times of Stress

I wanted to take a moment and create a post. I am currently researching women writers in the German Democratic Republic, but I wanted to highlight an artifact that was recently discovered. I wasn’t lucky enough to be the one … Continue reading

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