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Art in the GDR 1949–89. Works from the Dresden Albertinum
5 April – 28 June 2020

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In early 2020 the Dresden Albertinum opens an extensive Barlach retrospective significantly based on items from the Ernst Barlach Haus. The project is the occasion for an East/West exchange: in return the Albertinum loans major works from its collection of art in the GDR. The presentation covers post-war paintings and sculptures, ‘socialist contemporary art’ from the 1960s and 70s and works by a younger generation of artists. A wide spectrum of styles and positions can be discovered – from objective to expressive, figurative to abstract, conformist to critical.

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