September 19, 2010 to January 9, 2011 – Museo de Arte Sao Paulo
Curated by Teixeira Coelho and Tereza de Arruda , the exhibition displays 83 works by 26 German artists who were born and raised under the changes of a divided Germany. From Berlin , Leipzig , Dresden , Hamburg, Dusseldorf , Munich and Karlsruhe. The show is specially designed for the MASP with dozens of works never before seen in the country.
The paintings were produced in the last two decades in the reunified Germany , post- Wall and arrived in Brazil in September, amid the International Art Biennial of Sao Paulo.
Made by artists who were born , mostly, after the second world war, and very little presented in Brazil , this exhibition brings the best paintings made in Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. This is actually the first exhibition of this size in Latin America , with such a variety of names and styles. Alongside established artists like Gerhard Richter and ARPenck , the show has young talents like Jonathan Meese , Tim Eitel , Albert Oehlen and Katherina Grosse, to name a few , and also features works of one of the most prominent and discussed painter today , Neo Rauch , who recently celebrated his 50 years with two retrospective exhibitions in Leipzig and Munich. And it also includes some names from the former East Germany, as W. Mattheuer and W. Tübke , showing what is now a strong part of the new trend in Germany.
All styles and movements are represented here, from abstract to figurative aesthetics through the “dirty”, almost “street”, and the classicism revisited and highly developed. All altogether 83 works, produced by Franz Ackermann , Werner Büttner , André Butzer , Tatjana Doll , Tim Eitel , Katharina Grosse, Eberhard Havekost , Bernhard Heisig , Anton Henning , Andreas Hofer , Jörg Immendorff , Martin Kippenberger , Markus Lüppertz , Michel Majerus Wolfgang Mattheuer , Jonathan Meese , Albert Oehlen , AR Penck , Neo Rauch , Daniel Richter, Gerhard Richter , Thomas Scheibitz , David Schnell , Werner Tübke , Corinne Wasmuht and Thomas Zipp .
A unique opportunity to see in Sao Paulo – the exhibition, specially designed for the MASP, will not go to other cities.