Louisiana Revue published alongside the exhibition at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: "The Cold Gaze" - Germany in the 1920's: With just over 600 works the exhibition unveils the contours of a wild and very productive period in German culture. In addition to paintings, drawings and photography, the exhibition also displays architecture, design, film, theatre, litterature and music.
In the aftermath of the First World War, German society experienced some turbulent years of deep poverty and political unrest, while democracy with the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) at the same time experienced a brief flourishing, before the Nazis took power.
During this period, artists seek to capture modern everyday life and to portray the lives and work of ordinary people in a realistic and sober way, which is often cleansed of all empathy and ranges from the satirical to the razor-sharp, almost clinical.
The exhibition presents works by, among others, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Breuer, Ernst May, Christian Schad, Otto Dix, Franz Xaver Fuhr, Walter Gropius, Carl Grossberg, George Grosz, Grethe Jürgens, Alexander Kanoldt, Lotte Laserstein, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Franz Lenk , Jeanne Mammen, Erwin Piscator, Lotte B. Prechner, Franz Radziwill, Anita Rée, Albert Renger-Patzsch, August Sander, Rudolf Schlichter, Georg Scholz, Franz Wilhelm Seiwert, Karl Völker, Kurt Weill, Gert Wollheim.
In addition, the exihibition also displays a wealth of historical documentation.
Publisher: Louisiana, 2022