At the immensely popular Dox Center for Contemporary Art is the entertaining exhibition titled Planet Eden: Tomorrow’s World in Socialist Czechoslovakia 1948 - 1978. This engaging exhibition displays elements of the retro future put forth by the Communists in Eastern Europe. At Planet Eden you will witness artifacts, paintings, graphics, toys, books, films, posters, costumes, architectural models and more dealing with Science Fiction, the universe, utopia, Communism, pop culture, the avant-garde and current thinking. Planet Eden is split into five sections: Film (Icarus XB1 – a film from 1963 which attempted to portray the future), Tomorrow’s World (attitudes and notions about a Communist utopia portrayed by comics, books, graphics, drawings and more), Sun City (the story of toy manufacturers and their 'lunokhods' – robot lunar rovers, space ships and ray guns), Victorious Technology (the fascination in the space ship presented by Czech illustrators and artists of science fiction books and magazines) and Between Radar and the Labyrinth (the influence of the 1960s books Labyrinth and Tunnel to the Day after Tomorrow and their avant-garde illustrators). Planet Eden is on display at Dox Center for Contemporary Art until December 13th.
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