Kunstforum Ingelheim is presenting approaches to classical modernism from Germany that are largely unknown. On its 60th anniversary, the Internationale Tage Ingelheim – a cultural commitment of Boehringer Ingelheim since 1959 – is presenting an exhibition on Forgotten Modernism in Germany in its recently renovated and extended premises in the former Town Hall of Nieder-Ingelheim (now known as Kunstforum Ingelheim – Old Town Hall).
The starting point for the exhibition is the situation of the visual arts in Germany that developed in a variety of ways after the great stylistic revolutions of the 1910s during the Weimar Republic. Following on from the modern movements such as the "Brücke" (Bridge) or "Blauer Reiter" (Blue Rider), a new generation of mostly younger artists created critically acclaimed works of art characterized by various facets. Many of these artists, who tended to be younger than the expressionists and whose art was likewise vilified as "degenerate" by the Nazis, went into exile or migrated internally, broke down in response to the reality surrounding them or were murdered in concentration camps as Jews.
In 2019, the Internationale Tage Ingelheim aims to remind us of the artists of this "Forgotten Modernism" and thereby demonstrate new, hitherto largely unknown, facets of the art between the world wars in Germany. The artists selected for this purpose were the photographer Helmar Lerski, the sculptor Moissey Kogan, the graphic designer Paul Gangolf, the painters Paul Kleinschmidt and Anita Rée, the sculptors Jussuf Abbo and Herman Blumenthal, the painter Karl Ballmer, the illustrator Otto Pankok, the painter and illustrator Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler and the photographer and painter T. Lux Feininger.
A comprehensive catalogue on the Internationale Tage exhibition "Forgotten Modernism" in Ingelheim will be issued.
Art in Germany between the World Wars
14 April to 23 June 2019
Kunstforum Ingelheim – Old Town Hall
François-Lachenal-Platz 1, 55218 Ingelheim am Rhein