Do you pine for the Age Of Reagan, when our enemy was a clearly defined Evil Empire? The New Museums Ostalgia exhibition derives its title from a German word evoking a nostalgic longing for those Cold War days before the communist blocs dissolution in 1991. Works by 50 artists hailing from 20 different countriesa few of which didnt even exist two decades agoinclude interviews with Marxist theory teachers who were suddenly jobless after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and portraits of Siberian beachgoers. Ostalgia promises to liberate some cultural gems from the ash heap of history.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 6. Continues through Sept. 25, 2011