Expressionism

in Art and Film

The exhibition Expressionism in Art and Film aims to shed new light on Expressionism across conventional boundaries of genre and to show the common influences between the arts of painting, graphics, and film. In painted and moving pictures, the exhibition shows how deeply Expressionism was permeated by the crisis of its time and how loudly it expressed the rapid societal upheavals. Having been a cultural revolutionary movement, Expressionism aimed to unite art and life from its very beginning and to eradicate the separation of the arts. As a result, being multi-disciplinary became the ideal for artists and the Gesamtkunstwerk the desired goal.

Exhibition objects: A well-balanced selection of approx. 120 exhibits
(including paintings, graphical works, film stills, and film excerpts)
Exhibition space: ca. 500 sqm (adjustable in size)
Exhibition catalog: German/English

Exhibition venues:
Kunsthalle Emden, Germany, Februray 12, 2022 – June 12, 2022
Museum Georg Schäfer, Germany, November 13, 2022 – Februray 12, 2023
Kunstforum Hermann Stenner, Germany, October 15, 2023 – Februray 25, 2024

Film still: Fritz Lang, Metropolis, 1927
© Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

Rudolf Belling, Organic Form (Striding Man), 1921
© Osthaus Museum Hagen

Film still: Paul Wegener, The Golem: How He Came Into the World, 1920
© Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

Christian Rohlfs, Street in Soest, 1911
© Stadtmuseum Tübingen

Film still: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, 1921
© Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung

Käthe Kollwitz, Woman Confides in Death, 1934
© Stadtmuseum Tübingen

August Macke, South Garden, 1912
© Kunsthalle Emden

Film still: Lotte Reiniger, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, 1926
© Primrose Film Productions

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