Arbeit. Wohnen. Computer.
Zur Utopie in der bildenden Kunst und Architektur der DDR in den 1960er Jahren
In the 1960s, between the construction of the Berlin Wall (1961) and the change of power (Ulbricht / Honecker 1971), a field of tension between the claim to power and truth of the SED on one side and the subjective obstinacy of the works of art and their creators on the other hand developed. Within it, debates arose regarding the question of the design and appearance of a future, technologically high developed and scientific socialism. Working. Living. Computer tracks down questions about the appearance of the worker of the future, the future of living, and the significance of the computer in the future and analyses these imaginative worlds of socialist dreams and desires in image, architecture, and texts
Oliver Sukrow studied Art History in Greifswald, Salzburg, and Colchester. He holds a doctoral degree from Heidelberg University (2016) and was between 2014 and 2016 the Baden-Württemberg-Fellow at the Central Institute for Art History Munich. Since 2016, he is assistant professor at the Department for Art History, Building Research and Conservation at Technical University Vienna. His research interests lie in the depiction of future in the visual arts and architecture, the perception and visualization of landscape as well as architecture and visual arts in the GDR.