Tag Archives: communism

Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol, ‘Hammer and Sickle with Vibrator’ (1975)



A room inside the National Geology Museum in Bucharest (2011)

Catalin Mitulescu

Catalin Mitulescu, ‘Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii’ (The way I spent the end of the world) (2006)

Tragi-comic coming-of-age tale, set in 1989 Romania, which follows 17 year old Eva and her younger brother Lilu. After knocking down a bust of Ceausescu by accident, Eva is sent to a technical school where she meets Andrei, with whom she plans to escape communist Romania by swimming across the Danube into Yugoslavia and relocate to Italy. Meanwhile, Lilu and his friends volunteer for a children’s choir scheduled to sing for Ceausescu, hoping this will give them a chance to assassinate the dictator.

Xinyi Liu

Xinyi Liu, ‘From Marx to Mao’ (2010)

Adam Vackar

‘Main d’œuvre’ (2008) by Adam Vackar

In the project Main d’œuvre,Vackar invited a worker to an academy of fine arts to make his own self-portrait in clay. In the fifties under the communist regime in Czechoslovakia, as part of the communist utopia, workers were invited to make and teach art at the art schools.