The wild 20's - nightlife of an epoch

The wild 20's - nightlife of an epoch

27 August to 13 December 2020

New Objectivity and Magical Realism: On the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of a fascinating epoch, an exhibition shows important works of art from the «wild 20s».

  • Die wilden 20er – Nach(t)leben einer Epoche (3)© Gröszer, 2020
    Clemens Gröszer
  • Die wilden 20er – Nach(t)leben einer Epoche (2)© Kunstsammlung der Berliner Volksbank
    Karl Lagerfeld, Christy Turlington, 1992
  • Die wilden 20er – Nach(t)leben einer Epoche (1)© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
    Volker Stelzmann, Fastnacht, 2004/05

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The exhibition at the Kunstforum of the Berliner Volksbank aims to illustrate how these two formative art movements of the 1920s have influenced the artistic work of later generations up to the present day. A recurring motif of the New Objectivity and Magic Realism styles was the dazzling, sinful nightlife of the big cities.
The exhibition «The wild 20's - nightlife of an epoch» («Die wilden 20er - Nach(t)leben») shows works by Gudrun Brüne, Albrecht Gehse, Hubertus Giebe, Otto Gleichmann, Clemens Gröszer, Hartmut Neumann, Roland Nicolaus, Wolfgang Peuker, Bernhard Schultze, Volker Stelzmann, Christian Thoelke and Britta von Willert. The artworks are complemented by black and white photographs in the style of the 1920s by fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld.

At a glance

What: The wild 20's - nightlife of an epoch
When: 27 August to 13 December 2020
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
Where: Kunstforum der Berliner Volksbank
Entry fee: 4 Euro; reduced rate 3 Euro

Berliner Volksbank Kunstforum

Eduardo Paolozzi
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Source: Stiftung Kunstforum der Berliner Volksbank gGmbH/edited

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