Magazine Germany and the USA
In the 1930s, Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov traveled through America on behalf of the Russian newspaper Pravda
. They published a book about their journey, Das eingeschossige Amerika
(literally, One-Storied America; translated as Little Golden America), reflecting the tense relationship between the US and the USSR. Eighty years later, their steps are recounted by writer Felicitas Hoppe
—together with visual artists Alexej Meschtschanow
and Jana Müller
. Following the Russian duo’s original route, the traveling artists reexamine the East-West relationship—now in light of current political developments. More...