Examines one of the dominant concerns of Soviet unofficial
artists -- and citizens everywhere -- during the Cold War: the consequences of
innovation in science, technology, mathematics, communications, and design.
Juxtaposing art made in opposition to state-sanctioned Socialist Realism with
artifacts from the Soviet nuclear and space programs, Hot Art in a Cold War
touches upon the triumphs and tragedies unleashed as humankind gained the power
to both leave the Earth and to destroy it.