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Slide Nr 13
Brussels, Belgium – Many would currently choose political stability and artistic stagnation over political unrest and artistic innovation, but in retrospect, the exciting art created during times of upheaval has an undeniable intrinsic value. Case in point: the work created by artists such as Otto Dix, Raoul Hausmann and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in the German capital during the turbulent beginning of the past century. The New Berlin 1912-1932 “focuses on politicized art and the urban challenges of the modern but war-scarred metropolis”. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium also takes into account the links between the Belgian and German art scene, but the lasting impression is that of radical change serving as the impetus for radical innovation, no matter the price. [Herbert Bayer, Lonely Metropolis, 1932, photography of the original photo, Köln, Museum Ludwig, © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln]