KOSMOS OST with Annette Schröter
05. April 2020 - 28. June 2020
In mid-May 2020, the Dresden Albertinum opens a comprehensive retrospective on Ernst Barlach's 150th birthday, which is largely based on the inventory of the Ernst Barlach Haus. The anniversary project is an occasion for an East / West exchange: In return, the Albertinum borrows 60 works from its collection of art from the GDR. The presentation includes paintings and sculptures from the post-war period, "Socialist contemporary art" from the 1960s and 70s, and works by a younger generation of artists . There is a wide range of topics, styles and positions to be discovered - from the portrait of a worker to a pop art experiment, from factual to expressive, figurative to abstract, conformist to critical.How diverse and often ambiguous the visual worlds of East German art are in the West Little known even thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. With works by 52 artists, the exhibition aims to contribute to broadening the view of the Eastern Kosmos. Works by Walter Arnold, Rudolf Bergander, Gerhard Bondzin, Hermann Bruse, Wieland Förster, Hubertus Giebe, Sighard Gille, Hermann Glöckner, Eberhard Göschel, Waldemar Grzimek, Harald Hakenbeck, Helmut Heinze, Bernhard Heisig, Bert Heller, Eugen Hoffmann, Petra Kasten, Siegfried Klotz, Rolf Krause, Gerda Lepke, Frank Maasdorf, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Paul Michaelis, Michael Morgner, Rudolf Nehmer, Willi Neubert , Otto Niemeyer-Holstein, Hans Heinrich Palitzsch, Ronald Paris, Uwe Pfeifer, Egon Pukall, Arno Rink, Theodor Rosenhauer, Wilhelm Rudolph, Cornelia Schleime, Wilhelm Schmied, Wieland Schmiedel, Baldur Schönfelder, Annette Schröter, Eva Schulze-Knabe, Jürgen Seidel , Gustav Seitz, Willi Sitte, Hans Steger, Werner Stötzer, Werner Tübke, Max Uhlig, Herbert Volwahsen, Dieter Weidenbach, Jürgen Wenzel, Christoph Wetzel, Willy Wolff and Walter Womacka.