Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965 / Trailer
In eight dramatic chapters, the exhibition "Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965" guides visitors through the first 20 years following the end of World War II, demonstrating how artists coped with and responded to the traumas of the Holocaust, the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; how the two political blocs of the Cold War exploited the arts and created competition between realism and abstraction, and how displacement and migration produced new cosmopolitan contexts across the world. The trailer gives an impression of the extensive exhibition with more than 350 works comprising paintings, sculptures, installations, collages, performances, films, artist books, documents, and photographs by 218 artists from 65 countries.
Captions of the works shown in the trailer
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Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965 - Exhibition Guide
Postwar / exhibition film
The video allows a closer look at the works in the exhibition and its structure, commented by the three co-curators of the exhibition, Okwui Enwezor, Katy Siegel and Ulrich Wilmes. MORE
Teachers’ Guide for the exhibition “Postwar: Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965”. MORE
Lecture by Jelena Vesić
Thursday, 01.06, 7 pm
Cordially Meeting the Others: The Artistic Life of the Pioneer Plaque and (Post-)Colonial Discontents in the Image of Universal Humans Lecture by Jelena Vesić, Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellow at Haus der Kunst MORE
"Postwar – Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965"
21.05 – 24.05.14
Convened at Haus der Kunst in collaboration with the Tate Modern in 21-24 May, 2014, the "Postwar — Art between the Pacific and Atlantic, 1945-1965" conference is an attempt to reconsider and re-examine the two decades following World War II. MORE