14 – 17.04.2016
Hall 11.2 Stand E20
In the light of New Objectivity
MAX BECKMANN, JEAN BEDEZ, ALKIS BOUTLIS, OTTO DIX, NEAL FOX, GEORGE GROSZ, TIM PLAMPER
For the 50th anniversary of the fair, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve invited Jean Bedez, Alkis Boutlis, Neal Fox and Tim Plamper to create works in the light of Germany’s most famous pioneers of New Objectivity : Max Beckmann, Otto Dix and George Grosz.
This project is the opportunity to highlight the legacy of this historical movement with specific works by young international artists.
The art movement Neue Sachlichkeit, signifying in German « new objectivity », was born during Germanyʼs Weimar Republic (1918-1933) and influenced fine arts, literature and cinema.
Following expressionism, New Objectivity aims to represent daily life without artifice. The art movement sheds a cold and objective light on Germanyʼs contemporary society between the two world wars. Unlike Expressionism which relied heavily on colour, the strength of these art works is often derived from the use of precise drawings.
Investigating society during a pivotal period of Weimarʼs Republic, New Objectivity is rooted in Germanyʼs political and cultural history and presents affinities with foreign movements such as Surrealism, Flemish Expressionism and Purism.
With the rise in power of National Socialism, New Objectivityʼs aspirations were condemned to silence.