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The exhibition of 150 works of art and documentary material by 34 artists directs to the once four crucial centers of Pop Art in Germany: Düsseldorf, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt. During which these cities shaped Pop art into an independent urban art from.
The exhibition includes striking and surprising works, some of which have not been exhibited for decades or have never been shown publicly at all. German Pop is intended as an archaeology of a decade the 1960s to the early 1970s that uses paintings, objects and sculptures, films, collages, and graphic works to take stock of German Pop Art. The assembled works stem primarily from private estates and collections, but also from numerous well known art institutions such as the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, or the ZKM in Karlsruhe.
From our point of view the exhibition, i.e. the view of certain artists in the collection of German Pop Art is not a benevolent point of view on capitalism but rather a shallow critique on American „imperialism“.
Photography courtesy of Schirn Kunsthalle
Hermann Albert, Frau 7 1969
Gerhard Richter, Motorboot 1. Fassung, 1965
Konrad Lueg, Boxer, 1964