El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA), El Segundo, California
February 21 - May 22, 2016

Illustration from Utopias after the WarDeveloped in close collaboration with the El Segundo Museum of Art and its Chief Curator, Bernhard Z√ľnkeler, this exhibition presents objects from the Wende collection relating to central planning in Eastern Europe in conjunction with artworks from the collection of ESMoA. How does the creative process of visual artists relate to the structure of planning under state socialism? How is this process impacted by a system of punishment and rewards? How to deal with the gap between planning and result? The exhibition, which will be held at ESMoA, explores the dialectics between the fantasy world of planning and an obstinate reality that seldom coincides with the original dream.