FROM THE TIME
ART OF THE FIFTIES
FROM THE COLLECTION
Karl Fred Dahmen
Otto Herbert Hajek
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
From February 2, 2013 to April 21, 2013 Villa Schöningen is showing 36 works of abstract and informal art from the 1950s and 1960s.
The exhibition provides insights into the creative processes of German artists in the post-war period. Works by:
Max Ackermann, Josef Albers, Hans Arp, Willi Baumeister, Peter Brüning, Carl Buchheister, Rolf Cavael, Emil Cimiotti, Karl Fred Dahmen, Adolf Fleischmann, Winfred Gaul, Rupprecht Geiger, Otto Greis, KO Götz, Otto Herbert Hajek, Hans Hartung, Gerhard Hoehme, Heinz Kreutz, Norbert Kricke, Brigitte Meier- Denninghoff, Georg Meistermann, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Otto Ritschl, Bernard Schultze, Emil Schumacher, KRH Sonderborg, Walter Stöhrer, Hann Trier, Heinz Trökes, Fred Thieler, Hans Uhlmann, Theodor Werner and Fritz Winter.
After the Second World War, an avant-garde art movement established itself first in France and then in Germany, which was primarily characterized by abstraction and the abandonment of the representational. In Germany, artist groups such as ZEN 49 in Munich, the Quadriga in Frankfurt and Gruppe 53 in Düsseldorf formed and pursued the new style. Key works from this period and works by the central artistic personalities are brought together in the exhibition from the period at Villa Schöningen. In addition to providing insight into the 1950s and 1960s, the exhibition aims to present the groundbreaking significance of abstraction and, in particular, Informel for the following developments in art. The exhibition is made possible by the generous loans from Sylvia and Ulrich Ströher.
Press release Villa Schöningen
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