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Magic Realism

The Tate Modern explores the art of the Weimar Republic (1919-33) in an exhibition drawing upon the holdings of The George Economou Collection.

Sold By: The George Economou Collection


The presentation of around seventy paintings and works on paper address the complex paradoxes of the Weimar era, in which liberalisation and anti-militarism flourished in tandem with political and economic uncertainty. Works by Otto Dix, George Grosz and Max Beckmann perhaps best known today for their unsettling depictions of Weimar life, are presented alongside the works of under recognised artists such as Albert Birkle, Jeanne Mammen and Rudolf Schlichter.​

Curated by Matthew Gale, Head of Displays and Katy Wan, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern.

Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-84976-588-6
Publication date: 2018

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