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Title Germany’s Cold War Cultures 1949-1989. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. Michael Blackwood Productions, 2009.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (65 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Bernd Becher, Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Hans Haacke, Hilla Becher, Isa Genzken, Joseph Beuys, Konrad Klapheck, Sabine Eckmann, Stephanie Barron
Event Originally produced by Michael Blackwood Productions in 2009.
Summary During the Cold War (1949-89) in both Germanys, the creation of art, its reception, and its theorization were closely linked to their respective political systems: the Western liberal democracy of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the Eastern communist dictatorship of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). In reaction against the legacy of Nazism, both Germanys revived pre-World War II German artistic traditions. This exhibition examines the internalization of historic German art, the increasing importance of popular and mass culture, the fashioning of two distinct national identities, and the engagement with Germany’s political and artistic past. By tracing the political, cultural, and theoretical discourses in both German art worlds, the exhibition shows the role of conventional art, new media, new art forms, popular culture, and particular domestic and international contemporary art exhibitions that played a role in the establishment of German art in the postwar era. “Art of Two Germanys: Cold War Cultures” is the third ambitious exhibition on 20th century German art. We accompany Stephanie Barron, curator of the exhibition, and Sabine Eckmann, curator of the exhibition catalogue on a walk-through of this critical re-consideration of German post-WWII art.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject History, Modern.
Documentary films.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Blackwood, Michael, film director.
Becher, Bernd, actor.
Baselitz, Georg, actor.
Richter, Gerhard, actor.
Haacke, Hans, actor.
Becher, Hilla, actor.
Genzken, Isa, actor.
Beuys, Joseph, actor.
Klapheck, Konrad, actor.
Eckmann, Sabine, actor.
Barron, Stephanie, actor.
Michael Blackwood Productions (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 6577914 Kanopy
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