Special Exhibition »Love, Sex & Socialism«

Berlin, March 21, 2018 – From March 28, 2018 to July 31, 2018, the small special exhibition "Love, Sex & Socialism" shows in 26 thematic display cases exciting exhibits on issues of relationship as well as sexual education and eroticism in the DDR. It can be seen in the entrance area of ​​the DDR Museum, directly opposite the newly refurbished foyer. The visit to the special exhibition is free of charge.

The special exhibition seeks to trace the connection between the highly private interpersonal relationships and the ideas of the GDR state in terms of an all-embracing love.
"Apparently, love and politics have little to do with each other. However, the ideological, social and economic conditions of the DDR deeply intervened in the area of ​​gender relations, family planning and everyday life ", explains Dr. Stefan Wolle, head of research of the DDR Museum. "The party committed its members and beyond all the people of the DDR to love, devotion and eternal loyalty."

With March 28, 2018 also the works in the foyer are finished. There are now three new dioramas to the social classes in the DDR – working class, working people and peasants – and "object of the month". There is a monthly changing disply showing an object from the more than 300,000 objects collection of the DDR Museum, which is presented to the visitors in more detail.

  • Title: Love, Sex & Socialism
  • Opening: March 27, 2018, 7 pm in the visitor centre of the DDR Museum with the improvisational theater "Theater ohne Probe"
  • Duration: March 28, 2018-July 31, 2018
  • Location: Foyer of the DDR Museum, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, 10178 Berlin
  • Curators: Sören Marotz, head of exhibition, und Dr. Stefan Wolle, head of research of the DDR Museum
  • Admission to cabinet exhibition: free of charge
  • Information texts: German and English