Germany between the Wars was a country under the unrelenting shadow of revolution and radicalism.
From the cultural sophistication of the Weimar Republic to the rise of Nazism, early twentieth century Germany experienced unprecedented rises and falls. With its political and social climate undergoing constant upheaval, the artistic climate gave rise to a period known as ‘Expressionism’.
Presented in association with Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney, The Long Dark Night reveals the day-to-day reality of life in Germany during this extraordinary period of history.
The exhibition features works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Conrad Felixmüller, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.
CURATED BY Brett Stone & Simon Gregg
Image: Max BECKMANN, Germany 1884—USA 1950 Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait) 1922
Woodcut on paper, edition 22/60, 54 x 42cm (sheet). Courtesy Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney