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Kulturforum Presents ‘Facebook at the Turn of the Century’

June 20th, 2014
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News from Berlin – The special exhibition in Berlin at the Kulturforum ‘Avant-garde!’ consists of two parts:

Part 1: The world of yesterday. Germany and the European Modernity 1890-1914

The first part of the exhibition represents great examples of poster art of used graphics and book art of the artistic departure into the modernity before the First World War as a European phenomenon. In a selection of 110 posters, 50 paper books and graphic magazines and commercial printing the pragmatic artistic posture towards the search for a new style on the one hand and a new direction towards the period of time are presented. Amongst these are picture designs by iconic artists such as from the Beggarstaff Brothers, Jules Chéret, Ludwig Hohlwein, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Lucian Bernhard amongst others.

Part 2: Word of Freedom. The rebellion of the Avant-garde 1909-1918

This part of the exhibition presents the communicative and publicised network of the Avant-garde futurism and expressionism. Since the term Avant-garde was released from its military connection, art has served it as a metaphor for a formation, operated in front of the army and infiltrated into the hostile region. This self-integration of the Avant-garde is mirrored by the publicised strategies that were not only outlined by a specific rhetoric but also by the communicative art of literature. The exhibition shows a selection of collections of the art library by the Kupferstichkabinett and the Staatsbibliothek Berlin. The ‘Sturm-Archiv’ by Herwarth Walden herby plays a central role. The archive of the collector Egidio Marzona is also shown in a representative selection and is profiled by the Kulturforum as a location of research.

The exhibiton is being shown at the Kulturforum Berlin between June 6th and October 12th at Sonderausstellungshallen Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz 4, 10785 Berlin

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