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Neolithic childhood : art in a false present, c. 1930

Author: Anselm Franke; Tom Holert; Haus der Kulturen der Welt,
Publisher: Berlin : HKW : Diaphanes, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Neolithic Childhood examines how in the interwar years the artistic avant-gardes in Europe and beyond reacted to the "crisis" of almost everything, from the barbarism of technological mass war to the hypocrisies of colonial discourse. The perceived need to re-establish European civilization after the disaster of the First World War led to an interminable reconstruction of origins and beginnings - making ground zero  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Named Person: Carl Einstein; Carl Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anselm Franke; Tom Holert; Haus der Kulturen der Welt,
ISBN: 9783035801064 3035801061
OCLC Number: 1039305621
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, April 13 - July 9, 2018.
Part of Kanon-Fragen, a 2016-2019 series of exhibitions by the HKW.
Description: 460 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Handbook of art / Carl Einstein --
The speckled leopard of the mixed self : Chaos theory, c. 1930 / Tom Holert --
Vitalism/"Living" form / Jenny Nachtigall --
After cosmogony : Carl Einstein on Jean Arp / Sebastian Zeidler --
Neolithic childhood / Carl Einstein --
Why did the 1930s identify with prehistory? / Maria Stavrinaki --
Russian and non-Russian proletkult / Kerstin Stakemeier --
Flipping the bird : Toyen / Ulrike Müller --
Global art 1929: Kalifala Sidibé / Irene Albers --
Formalism / Jenny Nachtigall --
Function / Tom Holert --
Handbuch der Kunst / Charles W. Haxthausen --
Autonomy I / Sven Lütticken --
Knowledge / Tom Holert --
Mimesis, redoubled / Rosa Eidelpes --
Myth[ology] / Sven Lütticken --
Totality / Jenny Nachtigall --
Art / Tom Holert --
Blackbirds / Irene Albers --
Avant-Garde / Chiara Marchini --
Autonomy II / Kerstin Stakemeier --
Primitivisms / Joyce S. Cheng --
The training of ecstasy / Irene Albers --
Gesture / Elena Vogman --
Metamorphosis / Joyce S. Cheng --
Nomadic/Sedentary / David Quigley --
Hallucination / Tom Holert --
Entdinglichung / David Quigley --
Pornophilia / Kerstin Stakemeier --
Transdualism / Zairong Xiang --
Boomerang effect / Erhard Schüttpelz --
The anti-colonialism of the surrealists / Irene Albers --
Ethnographic surrealism / Irene Albers --
Ethnologie du blanc / Irene Albers.
Responsibility: edited by Anselm Frank and Tom Holert.

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Neolithic Childhood examines how in the interwar years the artistic avant-gardes in Europe and beyond reacted to the "crisis" of almost everything, from the barbarism of technological mass war to the hypocrisies of colonial discourse. The perceived need to re-establish European civilization after the disaster of the First World War led to an interminable reconstruction of origins and beginnings - making ground zero the limiting function of modernity. Based on the writings of the anti-academic art historian Carl Einstein (1885-1940), the exhibition is devoted to despair over the present and the pressing interest in altering humanity, as manifested from the 1920s to the 1940s in the artistic avant-gardes and the sciences. Exhibition: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (13.04.-09.07.2018).

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