Dinner Party Politics: Food Culture in the Eastern Bloc

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Apr 9 2017 - Jun 30 2017

The Wende Museum

Culver City, CA

Food is a powerful medium that can carry both personal and political meaning. We have strong emotional connections to the things we eat, which are tied to memory, heritage, and tradition. Food also plays a part in constructing national identities and expressing societal values. 

Through a survey of fine art, posters, menus, and films, Dinner Party Politics: Food Culture in Eastern Bloc Countries examines the ideological goals, gender roles, and individual desires expressed by the production and consumption of food in socialist countries during the Cold War. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • European
  • 20th Century
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Aleksandr Petrovich Utkin
  • and others

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