The Institutionalisation of German Modernism and the Ensuing Backlash in the 1920s and 1930s

The Institutionalisation of German Modernism and the Ensuing Backlash in the 1920s and 1930s

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This talk introduces the patterns of public/private collecting, dealership and patronage during the Wilhelmine period (prior to 1918) but focuses on the Weimar era. After the First World War, state promotion of modern German art was consolidated, particularly under Ludwig Justi (1876-1957), director of the Berlin National Gallery. In 1919, he founded the Galerie der Lebenden (Gallery of the Living) in the Kronprinzenpalais (Crown Prince’s Palace) and forged links between modernism and progressive ideas of nationhood. The talk traces the fate of Justi and the Kronprinzen collection, as well as the implications for German-Jewish patrons and dealers, subsequent to the Nazi accession to power in January 1933. It examines the official campaign against modernism that climaxed in the “Entartete Kunst” ('Degenerate Art') exhibition in 1937.

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2018-06-28 18:30 2018-06-28 18:30 Europe/London The Institutionalisation of German Modernism and the Ensuing Backlash in the 1920s and 1930s This talk examines the rise and fall of German modernism in the 1920s and 1930s. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/06/28/the-institutionalisation-of-german-modernism-and-the-ensuing-backlash-in-the-1920s-and-1930s-172821 Wiener Library,29 Russell Square, London, London,

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