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

Publication 2016

Edited by Okwui Enwezor, Katy Siegel andUlrich Wilmes

With texts by Andrianna Campbell, Tiffany Floyd, Yann Geng, Megan Hynes, Damian Lentini, Nicolas Linnert, Daniel Milnes, Ady Nugeraha, Amy Rahn, Tim Roerig, Gemma Sharpe, Petronela Soltész, Joseph Underwood, Caroline V. Wallace, Rachel Wetzler

Published by Prestel

161 pages
In German and English
Price 10€

Shipping costs 6€

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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"

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

Permanent Exhibition

Archive Gallery 2017/18

18.07.17 – 04.02.18

The focus is the summer of 1937 in Munich, when the new Haus der Deutschen Kunst opened with the first "Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung", and the vilified show "Entartete Kunst" [Degenerate Art] was presented concurrently in the gallery building in the nearby Hofgarten MORE

Picture Gallery


Haegue Yang: Accommodating the Epic Dispersion


Publication on Haegue Yang's installation "Accommodating the Epic Dispersion". MORE


Haus der Kunst, Munich. A Place and Its History in National Socialism


Allitera Verlag Munich, 2015. Published by Haus der Kunst. MORE

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


Hans Haacke: Gift Horse

27.04 – 20.08.17

Haus der Kunst is proud to present the exhibition of Hans Haacke's celebrated monumental sculpture Gift Horse (2015). MORE


Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi

23.06.17 – 07.01.18

The comprehensive overview presents rare and never-before exhibited large-scale paintings along with other works by the Guyanese-born British painter Frank Bowling. MORE


Kiki Smith — Procession

02.02 – 03.06.18

"Procession" embraces the multifaceted practice of American artist Kiki Smith and maps its development into the present day. MORE

Goethe-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst

The program was inaugurated in August 2013 and awards each fellowship for one academic year. The fifth fellowship is to start in August 2017. MORE


Works of European sculpture

The exhibition focused not only on sculpture as an art form, but also on its interpretation by European artists. MORE


Graham Sutherland

A few years after its exhibition of works by English sculptor Henry Moore, Haus der Kunst again paid tribute to a contemporary artist from England, this time to the painter Graham Sutherland. MORE


Thomas Struth



Sarah Sze — Point to Point, 2017



Ellsworth Kelly. Retrospective

17.10.97 – 20.01.98

Ellsworth Kelly is a part of the generation that went beyond Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s and developed a new pictorial language. MORE


Emil Schumacher — Retrospective

08.05 – 12.07.98

The paintings of Emil Schumacher (1912–1999) are considered a high point in German postwar art. MORE

Workshop 6 until 12 years

Frank Bowling

26.07.17, 2 pm

Frank Bowling introduces us to a new sensation of space! The large format of his paintings draws us into his world of images. Can colour create a sense of space? MORE

Free First Thursday

Thursday, 07.09, 6 pm

Every 1st Thursday of the month, the entry is free of charge between 6 and 10 pm. MORE