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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, August 21, 2022

Authoritarian regimes have always fascinated photographer David Stork, who created a body of work starting in the late 1980s covering Romania, China, Central Asia, Russia, and Cuba. He shows societies in various stages of authoritarianism from a traveler’s point of view, ultimately creating a historical archive of a time and place as a reflection of a personal journey through life.

Stork was born in South Africa in 1963. Both his parents were actively involved in civil rights, cultural life, and improving the human condition, and Stork’s Dutch father was a diplomat, moving the family internationally. Upon graduating from university in Los Angeles, Stork moved to France to work in fashion photography but quickly shifted to street photography with a social focus, documenting authoritarian regimes in different stages. However, Stork always worked independently and quietly in the background, creating his own personal stories.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The eighth program in the In Search of Truth series is a conversation about the meaning of truth and lies in politics. Members of our student council invite Daniel Lee, Mayor of Culver City, to speak about the past, present, and future of truth in politics.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Broad and the Wende have come together to present two performances by artists Renée Petropoulos (Analog Among Nations: 2022 / WB: Sewing Circle) and Yvonne Rainer (Trio A with Flags, 1970) that engage issues of identity, national symbolism, and globalization. In conjunction with The Broad and the Wende's respective exhibitions exploring the meanings and inferences of national flags, the first performance will take place at The Broad as part of their special exhibition This Is Not America’s Flag on Saturday, August 27. On Sunday, August 28, the Wende will host the second performance underneath the flags of our current exhibition, The Medium is the Message: Flags and Banners, with doors opening at 6 p.m. for the performance, which will include a reception prior to the event start as well as during intermission.

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Wende Museum is calling for artistic flag design submissions as a part of the “Flag For Our Times” competition. Selected winners will have their flag design printed and displayed at the Wende Museum as a part of a temporary installation, with additional honorees to be spotlighted on the museum’s website and social media accounts. 

The Wende’s current exhibition The Medium is the Message: Flags and Banners combines Cold War-era political, ornamental flags from communist countries with contemporary artworks offering critical reflections on the here and now. Historically, flags have had a wide variety of purposes: to symbolize communities, to define borders, and to protest. 

Special Events
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Join teaching artist Jenny Yurshansky in an engaging, all-ages workshop that facilitates the exploration of one's individual family narrative and encourages shared discussion amongst the participants, culminating in the creation of paper fortune tellers which visualize the way chance is embedded into the history of our family narratives.

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Saturday, September 24, 2022

 

Yasemin Yildiz and Max Czollek will discuss cultures of remembrance: What new perspectives and critiques do minority discourses offer on the questions and debates surrounding contemporary German memory culture? And what is the takeaway for those of us in the United States? How can these discussions inform our local debates and controversies about commemoration and memory practices? The conversation will be moderated by Joes Segal, Chief Curator and Director of Programming at the Wende Museum. 

 

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

Taking as its starting point ceramics from China’s porcelain capital of Jingdezhen, this exhibition explores the history and artistic production of the Cultural Revolution. It presents imagery from the period while investigating the circumstances of production, the relationship between art and ideology, and the agency of the artists working within restrictive frameworks. The exhibition also looks at the afterlife of the movement through contemporary art, wherein which Chinese artists have appropriated and adapted the iconic images from this period for their own use today.

Exhibitions
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

Curated by Kathleen Reinhardt and first shown at the Albertinum Museum in Dresden, this exhibition is a living homage to the history of Mail Art and visual poetry and a recognition of their ongoing resonance.