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The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, October 9, 2022

The Russian attack on Ukraine in February 2022 became a turning point for thought in many ways. It has divided nations, families, and friends, forcing a return to mechanisms of "inner immigration," resistance against manipulation, and reading between the lines. Reading between the lines is not an empty metaphor; it draws direct connections with habits of detecting secrets, extracting them from visual or textual fabric, and activating special optics to understand grammars of concealment. Dr. Xenia Vytuleva-Herz will render visible scenarios of cartographic annulment during the Cold War and compare them with today’s practices of data manipulation. As an example, unlike China, US, North Korea, or Israel, which operate with more abstract and techno-based imagery (pixilation, blurring, or black striping), former Eastern European intelligence is persistently referred to the tradition of covering secret zones with unmoving clouds. This study tracing the visible/invisible draws a genealogy to the demarcations between fields such as technology, political science and business.

Forums
The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California
Sunday, October 16, 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.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

For the tenth program in the In Search of Truth series, members of our student council invite Tom Lin to speak about the idea of truth in literary fiction.

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.

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

The installation Gift consists of a donation by artist Julian Irlinger to the archives of the Wende Museum. This donation includes legal documents from the German Reich and from post-war East and West Germany, detailing how the artist’s family’s land was confiscated by the German Democratic Republic in 1983 and transferred back to his grandmother by the Federal Republic of Germany in 1991. Gift highlights the different ways in which property was viewed in the two Germanies. The exhibition continues a project that started in 2020 at Galerie Wedding in Berlin. It is accompanied by a publication from Spector Books.