Double Exhibition: Art and Cold War
Sabatini Building, Floor 4
Rooms 410 to 421 are temporarily closed.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 signalled the start of the period dubbed the Cold War, an era moulded by the predominance of the USA in the Western world. On this tense global chessboard, clashes were resolved to a large degree in the cultural sphere. Aware of the power of culture, exhibitions were used to redesign the new geopolitical stage, while artists and collectives refashioned their artistic devices as a form of resistance.