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Critical – Witty – Biting

Städtische Galerie
Schieder - Schwalenberg
7.7. - 1.9.2024


Critical – Witty – Biting / Kritisch – witzig – bissig

From 7 July 2024 – 1 September 2024, the will host the exhibition Critical – Witty – Biting. Printmaking from the 1950s to 1970s with works on loan from private collections. The opening is on 7 July at 4 pm.
Throughout art history, printmaking has been a medium for many artists to address current affairs in a documentary, critical or even satirical way. The exhibition presents prints from a private collection dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. The focus is on works by artists from the Kunstverein Hamburg, Kunstverein Hannover and the Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, as well as works by other artists that were acquired at exhibitions in Hamburg and Hannover. The exhibition shows works by, among others: Karel Appel, Hans Arp, Bele Bachem, Georg Gresko, HAP Grieshaber, Erich Heckel, Horst Jansen, Oskar Kokoschka, Gerhard Richter, Lothar Walter, H.P. Zimmer.

Fig.: Bele Bachem (1916-2005) “Eiertänzerinnen”, lithograph, 49 x 63.5 cm, 1966. privately owned. Photo: Piet Breed. VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024