Exhibitions


STIFTUNG HAUS DER KUNST, MUNICH (DE)   14 October 2016 - 26 March 2017

Postwar : Kunst zwischen Pazifik und Atlantik, 1945–1965

Through over 350 artworks, the exhibition guides the visitor through the twenty-year period that followed the end of the Second World War, showing how artists dealt with the atrocities and traumas caused by the Holocaust and Hiroshima, and how the two blocks on the either side of the Cold War exploited the arts

Curators : Okwui Enwezor, Ulrich Wilmes and Katy Siegel

Structured around eight sections, this exhibition guides the visitor through the twenty years that followed the end of the Second World War, and shows how artists coped and responded to the traumas caused by the Holocaust and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It also explores how the two blocks from the Cold War exploited the arts and created a competition between Realism and Abstraction; as well as examining how the displacement of peoples and migration have produced new cosmopolitan contexts around the world.

As thorough as it is global in its approach, this exhibition presents a rich array of paintings, sculptures, installations, collages, films, artist's books, documents and photographs, a total of over 350 works by 218 artists from 65 countries.


Work on loan

Karel (Christaan Karel, dit) APPEL
Exodus n° 1
1951