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Kosmos Ost

Art in the GDR 1949–89. Works from the Dresden Albertinum
7 May – 13 September 2020

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East german Art in the West of Hamburg

In August 2020 an extensive Barlach retrospective significantly based on items from the Ernst Barlach Haus opens at the Dresden Albertinum. This anniversary project is the occasion for an East/West exchange: in return the Albertinum is lending 60 works from its collection of art from the GDR.

Wolfgang Mattheuer: Vogtland Lovers, 1972, Albertinum/Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020; photo: Herbert Boswank
Wolfgang Mattheuer: Vogtland Lovers, 1972, Albertinum/Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020; photo: Herbert Boswank

The presentation covers post-war painting and sculptures, ‘socialist contemporary art’ from the 1960s and 70s, and works by a younger generation of artists. A wide spectrum of themes, styles and positions can be discovered – from worker portraits to pop-art experiments, from objective to expressive, figurative to abstract, conformist to critical.

The variety and frequent ambiguity of the image worlds of East German art is still unfamiliar in the old Federal Republic even thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. With works by 52 artists, this exhibition would like to broaden our outlook towards the Kosmos Ost.

With works by

Walter Arnold, Rudolf Bergander, Gerhard Bondzin, Hermann Bruse, Wieland Förster, Hubertus Giebe, Sighard Gille, Hermann Glöckner, Eberhard Göschel, Waldemar Grzimek, Harald Hakenbeck, Helmut Heinze, Bernhard Heisig, Bert Heller, Eugen Hoffmann, Petra Kasten, Siegfried Klotz, Rolf Krause, Gerda Lepke, Frank Maasdorf, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Paul Michaelis, Michael Morgner, Rudolf Nehmer, Willi Neubert, Otto Niemeyer-Holstein, Hans Heinrich Palitzsch, Ronald Paris, Uwe Pfeifer, Egon Pukall, Arno Rink, Theodor Rosenhauer, Wilhelm Rudolph, Cornelia Schleime, Wilhelm Schmied, Wieland Schmiedel, Baldur Schönfelder, Annette Schröter, Eva Schulze-Knabe, Jürgen Seidel, Gustav Seitz, Willi Sitte, Hans Steger, Werner Stötzer, Werner Tübke, Max Uhlig, Herbert Volwahsen, Dieter Weidenbach, Jürgen Wenzel, Christoph Wetzel, Willy Wolff and Walter Womacka.

 

In cooperation with Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

 

 

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