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Ikárie XB1Image via New Museum

When we received this news from the New Museum yesterday, we all collectively went WHAT?! From January 22nd to April 6th, the fifth floor of the museum will be turned into the inside of a spaceship. You heard that right….SPACESHIP. The press release for the exhibit, entitled “Museum as Hub,” states:

The spacecraft, specially designed for the exhibition “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module” at the New Museum, is a composite of shuttles featured in Eastern European science-fiction films from the Cold War period. In its structure and design, it recalls future fantasies from the socialist Eastern Europe side of the Iron Curtain and explores the ideological role outer space played during this time.

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