Saturday, October 20, 2007

Central Europe in Black and White

Cheers to the

Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1948 exhibit at Guggenheim Museum

October 12, 2007 ~ January 13, 2008

Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, and Poland, the spirit of early 20th century central Europe captured on films. The exhibition, recently opened at Guggenheim Museum, retrospects the Europe of yore that we wont to bypass. On these yellowish films, the audience again find their familiars.

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
-- Ansel Adams

Below are some of the exhibits:

Sasha Stone (American, b. Russia, 1895–1940)
Erwin Piscator Entering the Nollendorf Theater, Berlin (Erwin Piscator geht ins Nollendorftheater, Berlin), 1929
Gelatin-silver print, 17.2 x 12.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Hendrik A. Berinson and Adam J. Boxer, Ubu Gallery, New York

Willi Ruge (German, 1892–1961)
Arno Boettcher, 1927
Gelatin-silver print, 18 x 13 cm
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek

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