At the Centre Pompidou, Germany in the 1920s, with August Sander and the New Objectivity Movement

At the Centre Pompidou, Germany in the 1920s, with August Sander and the New Objectivity Movement
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The Neue Sachlichkeit stops at the Centre Pompidou. One of the largest exhibitions ever organised in France, dedicated to the New Objectivity Movement, brings almost 900 works and documents to Paris for the first time, offering an ample look at this artistic trend, born in Germany at the end of the First World War, principally involving graphic art. An “exhibition within the exhibition” looks at the masterwork of photographer August Sander. The exhibition renews the all-inclusive multi-disciplinary spirit of the Centre Pompidou through an innovative format comprised of an itinerary in which a historical artistic movement becomes the backdrop of a monographic exhibition of one of the most influential photographers of the XX Century. The exhibition, divided into eight sections - Standardisation, Montage, Things, Cold Persona, Rationality, Utility, Transgression and Looking Downwards - offers a dual perspective on the society and artistic context of Germany at the end of the 1920s, moving from painting to photography, from cinema to music. These themes intertwine with the socio-cultural categories designated by Sanders in his ample collection of portraits - The Farmer, The Able Merchant, The Woman, Classes and Trades, The Artists, The City and The Last People.

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