With its eye-catching poster girls clad in electric blue leotards, The Shuttered Society has been the talk of the town. Crowds have poured through the doors of the Berlinische Galerie to catch a glimpse of Germany’s socialist half pre-1989. Giving flesh and blood to the citizens and artists of the German Democratic Republic, the show is expansive, wrapping visitors in a patchwork quilt of images often taken in secrecy. The photographs almost speak of normality: we were just like you. We made art, we captured life and we were poetic.