The Continent that the EU does not know
ZKM_Atrium 1+2, 22, October 2016 – 29, January 2017
Editors: Eckhart Gillen, Peter Weibel
Publisher: Lannoo, Tielt, 2016
Description: 496 p., illustr., 29 x 26 cm, hardcover
The Second World War also shattered the art world. Art in Europe 1945–1968.
Facing the Future shows how such artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Ossip Zadkine, Henry Moore, Renato Guttuso, Fernand Léger, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter and Lucian Freud worked through the trauma of 1940–1945 and the Cold War and started to explore new directions in art.
This reference work includes some 400 works by 150 artists and for the
first time brings together post-war art from both Western and Eastern Europe. In enlightening texts, experts reveal the various evolutions and movements, from the mourning of the first postwar years to British Pop Art and political art leading up to the revolutions of the late 1960s.
With contributions by Sven Beckstette, Kurt De Boodt, Marie-Ange
Brayer, Daniel Bulatov, Alexandra Danilova, Paul Dujardin, Karl Eimermacher, Sergey Fofanov, Eckhart Gillen, Daria Mille, Margit Rosen, Anda Rottenberg, Eduardo Subirats, Peter Weibel, Sarah Wilson, Ekaterina Yurevna Andreeva and Slavoj Žižek.