Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965

Workshop 6 until 12 years 18.03.17, 11 am

ART LAB I: Imagery between representation and abstraction, chaos and order
How and what did artists around the world paint between 1945 and 1965? In order to discover the varied ways art developed in the second half of the 20th century, we journey through the exhibition, around the world, looking at works by selected artists from different countries and continents. Where and why do artists around the world deal with paint and color so differently? Both can be used to lend an object its form, as well as relay expression. Paint can be applied minimally, or transported onto the canvas with expressive gestures. Paint and color can flow together, but also used to delineate. Can colors also give form to feelings? In the workshop following the tour we will create our own large-scale paintings using more, or less, paint resulting in various effects.

Workshop for children ages 6 – 12
2.5 hours / 9 € per child / reservations required
For private groups on your desired date:
90 € + 5 € / person, reservations required

Children and Youths at Haus der Kunst
+49 89 21127 118

Photo Marion Vogel

Stretch your view

Stretch your view


Postwar / Trailer

The trailer gives an impression of the extensive exhibition and the works on view. In eight dramatic chapters, the exhibition guides visitors through the first 20 years following the end of World War II. MORE


Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965 - Exhibition Guide


Picture Gallery

Teachers’ Guide

Teachers’ Guide for the exhibition “Postwar: Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965”. MORE


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


"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