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€

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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


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

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


Blind Faith

02.03 – 19.08.18

Engaging the visceral and the cognitive, the exhibition assembles around 25 international artists who deploy a variety of media in order to interrogate logics of truth, authenticity, opinion, and faith. MORE


Vivan Sundaram: Disjunctures

29.06 – 07.10.18

Haus der Kunst honours Indian artist Vivan Sundaram with the yet most comprehensive and wide-ranging survey of his multimedia practice in an European institution. MORE


Jörg Immendorff

14.09.18 – 27.01.19

Curated by Ulrich Wilmes MORE


Joan Jonas

Wednesday, 30.12

The exhibition will include seminal installations from the 1970s, as well as recent works from the last fifteen years. Live performances, an extensive film program, and a catalogue containing several interviews with the artist will accompany the show. 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

“Frequencies” – Action Day for students and educators

Friday, 24.11, 3 pm

On Action Day, together Anna Pigott of Oscar Murillo’s studio, the participating pupils will present their work and talk about their experiences. Parallel to this, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a public workshop, during which an expansive mural, consisting of sewn-together canvases, will be created. MORE

Edition, Work series

Sarah Sze — Point for Point, 2017


Work series

Oscar Murillo