Overview

The first exhibition to examine contemporary design, architecture, film and popular culture on both sides of the Iron Curtain during the cold war era. Read more


The exhibition brought together over 300 exhibits - from a Sputnik and an Apollo mission space suit to films by Stanley Kubrick, paintings by Robert Rauschenberg and Gerhard Richter, fashion by Paco Rabanne, designs by Charles and Ray Eames and Dieter Rams, architecture by Le Corbusier, Richard Buckminster Fuller and Archigram, and vehicles including a Messerschmidt micro-car.

Bibiothèque were responsible for all exhibition graphics working with Universaldesignstudio who were responsible for the 3D design. The exhibition was divided into eight colour-coded sections, each corresponding to the exhibition guide. The entrance expresses the East-West relationship using Richard Buckminster Fuller’s 'Dymaxion' map of the earth. A poignant statement as its schematic nature questions our perception of the East West divide. For the captioning, a modular system was integrated into the display, ensuring ease of legibility and close proximity to the objects.

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