Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945–1965

Haus der Kunst, Monachium
Until 26 March 2017

Yosef Zaritsky, Yehiam (Life on the Kibbutz), 1951 © Tel Aviv Museum of Art, fot. Elad Sarig

The exhibition examines the vibrant and turbulent post‑war period as a global phenomenon for the first time in recent exhibition history. In eight dramatic chapters, it guides visitors through the first 20 years following the end of the Second World War, demonstrating how artists coped with and responded to the traumas of the Holocaust, the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; how the two political blocs of the Cold War exploited the arts and created competition between realism and abstraction, and how displacement, migration and the end of European colonial systems produced new cosmopolitan contexts across the world.