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Neue Sachlichkeit – Franz Roh, Exhibitions and their Artists

Artists / Exhibition History / History / Research
F.W. Seiwert, Four Men in front of Factories 1926 (section)

Neue Sachlichkeit – Franz Roh, Exhibitions and their Artists, from 1921 up to the present    Comparing the exhibitions and the shown artists related to ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’ is subject of this survey. Who are the artists whose work is shown in exhibitions entitled ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’ or ‘Magic Realism’ in the 20s and exhibitions that are more recent?    ‘Neue Sachlichkeit’ is an important issue when you are looking at painting of the 20s and 30s. Although he […]

The Harvard Society for Contemporary Art – Exhibition Timeline and Artists 1929-1932

Exhibition History / Gallery / History / Posts Main / Research
Harvard Society, The School of Paris, The School of New York, Photography, Bauhaus 119-1923/1924

The Harvard Society for Contemporary Art – Exhibition Timeline and Artists 1929-1932    Many essays have been written about Lincoln Kirstein (1907 – 1996), John Walker III (1906 – 1995), and Edward M. M. Warburg (1908 – 1992) and their exhibition venue at 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, on the second floor of the Harvard Cooperative Building, in Room 207 and 208. To know the exhibition timeline and the shown artists is important for each survey on […]

The artists of the Kurt Kirchbach and Thomas Walther Collection – Avant-Garde Photography in the 1920s & 1930s

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Photomontage of the Wolkenbügel by El Lissitzky, 1925 (or 1923)

The artists of the Kurt Kirchbach Sammlung and Thomas Walther Collection (Blog post updated January 23, 2018)    This survey doesn’t examine exclusively individual works of some selected photo artists. It looks at the complete list of shown artists in many thousand exhibitions with the help of artist-info database and provides like this a new, so far impossible insight.    The idea for this survey was born when I read about Cornelius Gurlitt, the art historian (Nischwitz […]

WWI: France and Germany using art as weapon of peace – not war

Artists / Exhibition History / History / Research
Winterthur1916Zurich1917

WWI: France and Germany using art as weapon of peace – not war The NZZ-Neue Züricher Zeitung published November 13, 2017 an article written by Robin Schwarzenbach: ‘Deutsche Kultur als Waffe’ [German Culture Used as Weapon]. The article describes how during World War I newspapers, cinema and theater programs, and art-exhibitions in Switzerland were used by France and by Germany for propaganda, as an extended battle field, facilitated by Switzerland’s different region’s languages. Following the […]

Dreier Bequest Artist Update – G.M. (Georg Meyer?) is Gerd Meyer

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G.M. - Gerd Meyer

Dreier Bequest Artist Update – G.M. (Georg Meyer?) is Gerd Meyer Gerd Meyer, signing with G M (Oldenburg 1894 – 1987 Delmenhorst) Also known as: Georg Bernhard Meyer; Gerd Meyer-Helldiek; Gert Meier; Gert Meyer   The catalog raisonné of the Dreier Bequest at Yale University mentions an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston [YSA 51], 06.09.–02.10.1949, showing among the 50 artists as well the work of G.M. (Georg Meyer?). See exhibitions list below.   The […]

Erste Russische Kunstausstellung Berlin 1922 – The Artists

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Erste Russische Kunstausstellung Berlin 1922 – The Artists

Erste Russische Kunstausstellung Berlin 1922 – The Artists    Like in the Mythologies quotidiennes exhibition catalog (Paris, 1964) –  see our blog post – the Erste Russische Kunstausstellung Berlin 1922 exhibition catalog states only the artist’s last name.    Who is IDELSON, JOGANSON, LEDANTIU, MECHMETZKI, or TERSA? Whereas everybody would know who CHAGALL, KANDINSKI, LISSITZKY, or MALEWITSCH is.    Our survey seeks the answer to this question in identifying and allocating the artists through their many exhibitions from 1900 […]

Carmen Gracia – ‘Mythologies quotidiennes’, 1964

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'Mythologies quotidiennes', 1964

Carmen Gracia – ‘Mythologies quotidiennes’, 1964 Two additional important facts ‘Figuration Narrative, Paris 1960–1972’ retrospective in 2008    From April to July 2008 the RNM – Réunion des musées nationaux and the Centre Pompidou organized the exhibition ‘Figuration Narrative, Paris 1960–1972’ at the Grand Palais, with Jean-Paul Ameline and Bénédicte Ajac as curator. ‘Mythologies quotidiennes’, 1964 The Press Release for the retrospective in 2008 states: “The ‘Figuration Narrative’ wasn’t proclaimed as a movement as such. It […]

Thomas Walther Collection Artists Today

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Visualizing the Thomas Walther Collection

147 artists of the Thomas Walther Collection. Our networkgraph shows how the artists are connected through exhibitions.  Click here to open a browser window with the Thomas Walther Collection Artist network visualization. The Thomas Walther Collection Artists Today Visualizing the participation in exhibitions since 1930 of the Thomas Walther Collection artists   The photographic works of the 147 artists reunited in the MoMA exhibition in December 2014 were shown in many exhibitions of galleries, museums, and […]

Influential Contemporary Art Exhibitions in the 20th and 21st Century

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Influential Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Influential Contemporary Art Exhibitions in the 20th and 21st Century Only time may tell us about the influence of an exhibition. Each decade has its own viewpoints. The artist-info selection below is not based on any ‘blockbuster’ criteria. It is our wide range of research from 1880 up to the present which adds exhibitions to this constantly updated list, some are well known and those which shouldn’t be forgotten. You find for each exhibition in […]

‘International Pop’ at Walker Art Center – Artists on View

Artists / Curators / Exhibition Announcements / History / pop-art
International Pop

Installation View of the Exhibition ‘International Pop’, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2015 ‘International Pop’ at Walker Art Center   Organized by the Walker Art Center and on view April 11 through August 29, 2015, ‘International Pop’ is a groundbreaking historical survey that chronicles the global emergence of Pop Art from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Find out more about all shown artists on this page. Following the Walker’s presentation, the exhibition will travel to the […]