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Travel in a Time of Cold War
An exhibition entitled The Travelers at Warsaw’s ZachÍta Gallery focuses on the subject of migration, exploration and travel as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists from Central and Eastern Europe.

The works on display look at travel in a region where the freedom to travel was until recently a luxury available only to the very few. The fall of communism in 1989 and the region’s subsequent opening to the world, combined with globalization, gave citizens in the former Eastern bloc an unprecedented measure of personal mobility.

The exhibition features 23 artists from 15 countries who tell stories about Cold War-era tourists dreaming about exotic trips at a time when the freedom to travel was synonymous with political freedom.

Until Aug. 21
The Travelers
ZachÍta National Gallery of Art