A new exhibition “Art and Cold War – German Positions 1945 – 1989” has opened at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg. It compares and contrasts the art of East and West German artists in the second half of the 20th Century. It is the first comprehensive overview of this work since reunification.
The exhibition aims to explode the myth that East German art from the period was only propaganda because there was no freedom. In fact, artists from both countries were at times hindered and at other times supported in their work by their respective governments. The exhibition runs until October, when it will move to Berlin. The Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London is hosting Robert Morris’s installation “Body Motion Space Things”. This is a recreation of the original exhibition in 1971 which was closed after only 4 days because of the numerous bumps, bruises and splinters suffered by the public. Morris wanted people to become aware of gravity, effort, fatigue: how bodies react under different conditions. Body Motion Space Things runs until 14th June.