Julius Koller, “U.F.O.-NAUT J.K. a (U.F.O.),” 1987.
Gelatin silver print, 9 3/8 x 7 inches.
Courtesy gb agency, Paris.

On July 14th, the New Museum will present “Ostalgia,” an exhibition that brings together the work of fifty-six artists from twenty countries in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Republics, and parts of Western Europe. The exhibition takes its title from the German word ostalgie, a term that emerged in the 1990s to describe a sense of longing and nostalgia for the era before the collapse of the Communist Bloc. Twenty years ago, a process of dissolution began, leading to the break-up of the Soviet Union.

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