The Mad Square - Modernity in German Art

The Mad Square: Modernity in German Art 1910-1937 is a major international loan exhibition focussing on German Modernism. This important and insightful exhibition emphasises the legacy of innovation left by the Weimar Republic on art and culture over the decades.The range of artworks makes this the most comprehensive exhibition of European Modernism art ever to be shown in Australia.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 25 November 2011 to Sunday 04 March 2012

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Tuesday 11 January 2011.
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The exhibition highlights the great aesthetic innovations that were made by artists throughout Germany in painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography, film and the decorative arts during the years from 1910 to 1937.

The inter-related, fluctuating nature of modernist movements such as Expressionism, Dada, Constructivism, Bauhaus and New Objectivity will be explored as will the broader historical context in which the works were produced.

The exhibition features more than 200 representative works from museums around the world by leading artists of the period including Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Grosz, Otto Dix, Max Beckmann, Christian Schad, Rudolf Schlichter, Karl Hubbuch, Käthe Kollwitz, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Höch, August Sander and László Moholy-Nagy.

These works reveal the fascinating and complex ways in which artists responded to the forces of modernity and their passionate engagement with contemporary society, culture and politics.

This important and insightful exhibition emphasises the legacy of innovation left by the Weimar Republic on art and culture over the decades.

An Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling exhibition