RealSurreal at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg | ITSLIQUID

RealSurreal at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Art | February 4, 2015 |

001Grete Stern, Das Ewige Auge, 1950. Foto: Christian P. Schmieder, München. © Estate of Grete Stern, Galería Jorge Mara − La Ruche, Buenos Aires, 2014

RealSurreal at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The exhibition RealSurreal leads the visitor through Neues Sehen in Germany, Surrealism in Paris, and the avant-garde in Prague, alongside themes such as portraits, nudes, objects, architecture, and experimental.

005Herbert Bayer, Selbstporträt, 1932. Foto: Christian P. Schmieder, München. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Opening with a prologue of exemplary nineteenthcentury photographs which are compared and contrasted with Neues Sehen, one can literally experience the Neues Sehen in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg via rare original prints by notable photographers, while rediscovering the broad spectrum and complexity of photographs from real to surreal.

003Man Ray, Elektrizität, 1931. Foto: Christian P. Schmieder, München. © Man Ray Trust, Paris/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Besides approximately 200 photographs, the exhibition contains historical photography books and magazines, as well as rare artists’ books and examples of avant-garde cover design, making it possible to experience this new view of the world. RealSurreal also features several famous clips from key films by Luis Buñuel, László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Richter, and others, shown continuously in a 45-minute loop, which highlight the fruitful interplay between avant-garde photography and the-then contemporary cinema.

002Hans Bellmer, Die puppe, 1935. Foto: Christian P. Schmieder, München. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Important photographs and photo installations by Nobuyoshi Araki, Gilbert & George, Paul Graham, Andreas Gursky, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, and James Welling, from the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg’s collection, will also demonstrate that the artistic questions posed by Neues Sehen are still relevant today.

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