The exhibition juxtaposes seemingly incongruous, demanding mutual tolerance from the participating artists (and their works). Figurative painting from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) – collected by the Kunsthalle early on – is confronted with the broken figuration after 1945 in France, Minimalism meets Pop art, gestural abstraction encounters ironical figuration.
This exhibition explores the myriad ways, in which magic and the occult informed the development of Surrealism in international perspective, tracing its artistic trajectory from the “metaphysical paintings” of Giorgio de Chirico through to the politically contentious climate of the postwar years.
Masterpieces from The Neue Pinakotkek at the Alte Pinakothek and Sammlung Shack
Georg Baselitz has donated six paintings and a sculpture dating from 2008 to 2017 in honor of H.R.H. Duke Franz of Bavaria.