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Germany in the 1920s: Neue Sachlichkeit

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art / Humlebæk / Art

The 1920s. Roaring and raucous. Young people in revolt against Old World norms. Artists coming at their subjects cold and hard. Satirical, somber, and slick was the work arising out of the German movement Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). It portrayed all kinds of people, the very people—cultured, fringe, avant-garde, Jewish, gay—that Hitler and his fascists would harrass and then kill. This exhibition looks at all the themes reflected in the movement. A story within the story is a selection of photographs by August Sandor, who was documenting those “all kinds of people” in an objective style in black and white. Taken toegether, Sandor’s photos make a crazy quilt of Weimar Republic individuality. A quilt soon to be torn apart. —L.J.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark
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