Drawing from the Museum's great strengths in postwar German art, this inaugural installation occupies the temporary exhibition galleries of the newly opened East Building. The exhibition addresses a broad range of artistic responses in the aftermath of World War II, with themes and groupings such as the legacy of Joseph Beuys, large-scale works by Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, and Anselm Kiefer, the vibrant scene of 1980s Cologne, and the influence of the Düsseldorf School of Photography. Galleries showcase works by Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorff, Martin Kippenberger, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, and Candida Höfer, among others.
This exhibition features about 60 works of art, including painting, sculpture, drawings, prints and photography. Curated by Tricia Y. Paik, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, with Nathan Stobaugh, research assistant.
Organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum. Financial assistance has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.