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Title Facing the future : art in Europe 1945-1968 / [copy editing Mari Shields ; introduction, Eckhart Gillen, Peter Weibel.]

Published Tielt : Lannoo Publishers ; Karlsruhe : BOZAR Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  700.411 FACI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 493 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held at BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, 24 June-25 September 2016, ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, 21 October 2016-29 January 2017, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 6 March-28 May 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction. Europe after the rain: the dialectic of trauma and revival in European art from 1945-1968 / Eckhart Gillen, Peter Weibel -- Essays. Art in Europe after 1956 / Peter Weibel ; Trauma & Träume / Eduardo Subirats ; Assault on the art institute: from occupation to occupation at the Centre for Fine Arts / Kurt de Boodt, Paul Dujardin -- Timeline I, 1945-1950 -- Prologue: the end of war. We were never more free: testimonies to the war in the art of the 1940s / Eckhart Gillen ; Writing the disaster: trauma and reconstruction in post-war France / Sarah Wilson -- Mourning and memory. Pictures of pain / Eckhart Gillen ; Vadim Sidur / Karl Eimermacher ; Ecce homo: reflecting the experience of war through Christian iconography in European art of the 1940s and 1950s / Daniel Bulatov ; Negotiating freedom: Polish art 1944-1970 / Anda Rottenberg -- Timeline II, 1951-1960 -- Cold War. Picasso: hard to be a god / Sergey Fofanov ; War, the Cold War, Soviet ideology and nonconformism / Ekaterina Yurevna Andreeva ; Cold War of the arts I: Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner and Memorial to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp / Eckhart Gillen ; Cold War of the arts II: realismo versus socialist realism / Eckhart Gillen ; 1958: the fight against nuclear death in the visual arts in East and West Germany / Sven Beckstette ; Palomares: by Jorge Castillo / Eduardo Subirats -- New realisms. In the gap between art and life: pop sensibility in European art 1950s-1960s / Alexandra Danilova -- New idealisms. Zone ZERO: a European network of friends / Daria Mille -- New tendencies / Margit Rosen ; Art of exact ideas: impulses from science in unofficial Russian art / Daria Mille ; Secret revolution: cybernetics and the visual arts / Margit Rosen -- Timeline III, 1961-1968 -- 1986: the end of utopia? Architectural utopias 1950-1968: the destruction of the object / Marie-Ange Brayer ; An end to reality: situations and interventions beyond art / Eckhart Gillen ; Playing with fire: performative practices in East European art in the 1960s / Maja Fowkes ; Marcel Broodthaers and Harald Metzkes: on the futility of the aesthetic improvement of the world / Eckhart Gillen -- Epilogue. What does Europe want? / Slavoj Žižek.
Summary The Second World War also shattered the art world. 'Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-1968' shows how such artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Ossip Zadkine, Henry Moore, Renato Guttuso, Fernand Léger, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter and Lucian Freud worked through the trauma of 1940-1945 and the Cold War and started to explore new directions in art. This reference work includes some 400 works by 150 artists and for the first time brings together post-war art from both Western and Eastern Europe. In enlightening texts, experts reveal the various evolutions and movements, from the mourning of the first postwar years to British Pop Art and political art leading up to the revolutions of the late 1960s. Exhibition: BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussel, Belgium (24.06.-25.09.2016) / ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (21.10.2016-29.01.2017) / The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia (06.03.-28.05.2017).
Other author Shields, Mari, editor.
Gillen, Eckhart, 1947- writer of introduction.
Weibel, Peter, writer of introduction.
Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium), host institution.
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, host institution.
Gosudarstvennyĭ muzeĭ izobrazitelʹnykh iskusstv imeni A.S. Pushkina, host institution.
Subject Art, European -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs.
Variant Title Art in Europe 1945-1968.
ISBN 9789401437080