From the History of our Enterprise—a Chapter of German-Soviet Friendship, 1981–1982 Collective work by the “Painting and Graphic Art Circle”, led by Karl-Erich Koch, VEB Geräte und Regler Werke “Wilhelm Pieck”, Teltow
For 40 years, the Cold War dominated the world stage. East and West Germany stood at the front lines of the global confrontation, symbolized by the infamous Berlin Wall, which separated lovers, friends, families, co-workers, and compatriots.
Named for the period leading up to and following the destruction of the wall, the Wende Museum in Los Angeles curates and presents more than 2500 artifacts, design pieces, and everyday objects from it’s East German collection. The museum was established in 2002 to study the visual and material culture of the former Eastern Bloc, and to foster multiple perspectives on this multilayered history that continues to shape our world.