Postwar at Haus der Kunst
Until March 26, 2017
Exhibited in eight instalments, Postwar – Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965 looks at the two decades in the aftermath of World War II, examining how artists portrayed the atrocities of the Holocaust, and the devastation wreaked in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bombings. Also under the microscope is how the Realist and Abstract movements were influenced by the Cold War, and how mass migration and population displacement influenced the growth of the cities to which people fled. It was during this “Postwar” period where colonialism and nationalism faded, and liberation movements and new technologies overtook the art world. This exhibition shows this dynamic shift in more than 350 works by 218 artists from 65 countries.
Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstraße 1, Munich, Germany, +49 89 2112 7113