Forgotten Modernism

Art in Germany between the World Wars

14 April to 23 June 2019

classic modernism

Forgotten Modernism

Art in Germany between the World Wars

14 April to 23 June 2019

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.

Forgotten Modernism
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

www.internationale-tage.de

 

Press material

Press photos

  • Anita Rée (1885-1933)
    Bertha im „Herz-Jesu-Rahmen“, um 1927
    Öl auf Holz
    Privatsammlung
  • Anita Rée (1885-1933)
    Frau mit Katze (Katzenfrau), 1922-25
    Öl auf Leinwand
    Privatbesitz
  • Otto Pankok (1893-1966)
    Balo geigt, 1933
    Kohle
    Otto Pankok Stiftung
    ©Otto Pankok Stiftung
  • Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler (1899-1940)
    Schmerzhaft Ruhende, 1929
    Pastell
    Hamburger Kunsthalle
  • Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler (1899-1940)
    Selbstbildnis mit Zigarette, 1931
    Öl auf Holz
    Hamburger Kunsthalle, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatbesitz
  • Paul Kleinschmidt (1883-1949)
    Drei Frauen an der Kuchenbar, 1933
    Öl auf Leinwand
    Privatbesitz
    © Paul Kleinschmidt Gesellschaft e.V., Ulm
  • Moissey Kogan (1879-1943)
    Das goldene Zeitalter I (Triptychon, rechte Tafel), 1908
    Bronze
    Privatbesitz
  • Helmar Lerski (1871-1956)
    Metamorphose 505, aus der Serie 'Verwandlungen durch Licht', 1935 - 1936
    Silbergelatine
    Kicken Berlin
    © Nachlass Helmar Lerski, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Hermann Blumenthal (1905-1942)
    Kniender (Spinne), 1930
    Bronze
    Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin / Nachlass Hermann Blumenthal
    Foto: Markus Hilbich
  • T. Lux Feininger (1910-2011)
    Porträt L. H., 1930
    Öl auf Leinwand
    Privatsammlung
    © T. Lux Feininger Estate
  • T. Lux Feininger (1910-2011)
    Skippers daughter, 1932
    Öl auf Leinwand
    Privatbesitz
    © T.Lux Feininger-Estate
  • Paul Gangolf (1879-1936)
    Koksende Hure, um 1921
    Lithographie
    Kunsthandel Jörg Maaß, Berlin
  • Karl Ballmer (1891-1958)
    o.T. (Drei Figuren), 1933/34
    Öl auf Leinwand
    Privatbesitz
    ©Karl Ballmer-Stiftung Aarau
  • Jussuf Abbo (1890-1953)
    Kopf eines Afrikaners, 1920
    Kohle auf grundiertem Papier
    45,1 x 34,5 cm
    Privatsammlung Berlin