Look at the people! (Bilingual edition)

The New Objectivity "Type" Portrait in the Weimar Period



ISBN: 9783775756006 Category:

Jan Bürger, Alina Grehl, Anna Katharina Hahn, Christin Hansen, Erik Koenen, Nadine Metzger, Anne Vieth, Nils Warnecke


Searching for the Face of a New Time

Whether in the visual arts, literature, cinema, science or fashion-in the crises after World War I, the fascination with “types” was largely influenced by a debate that was pervasive in the Weimar period: the search for the “face of the era.” People were looking for new role models, and the portraits by artists of the New Objectivity movement such as Otto Dix, George Grosz, Jeanne Mammen and Hanna Nagel testify to this. Many of the clichéd images, such as those of the “new woman” or the “worker,” however, continue to have an effect in the present, reminding us with their classification of individuals of a problem that lives on in today’s bigotry. A broad spectrum of contributors from art history, medical history, media studies, and sociology venture into a detailed investigation of the historical context of the 1920s and the complex interactions between art and its time. An installation developed especially for the exhibition by contemporary artist Cemile Sahin, born in 1990, spans an arc to the present.

Additional information

Weight 1824 g
Dimensions 23.2 x 29.9 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 30 March 2024
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Ulrike Groos and Anja Richter
Dimensions 23.2 x 29.9 cm
Weight 1824 g


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FEATURED ARTISTS: Hans Baluschek, Rudolf Bergander, Albert Birkle, Richard Birnstengel, Friedrich Bochmann, Steffi Brandl, Gottfried Brockmann, Friedrich Busack, Heinrich Maria Davringhausen, Erich Drechsler, Kate Diehn-Bitt, Rudolf Dischinger, Otto Dix, Hermann Fechenbach, Conrad Felixmüller, Fred Goldberg, Otto Griebel, George Grosz, Lea Grundig, Hans Grundig, Elsa Haensgen-Dingkuhn, Hainz Hamisch, Nini Hess, Olga Hayduk, Karl Hubbuch, Heinrich Hoerle, Lotte Jacobi, Grethe Jürgens, Alexander Kanoldt, Annelise Kretschmer, Paula Lauenstein, Lotte Lesehr-Schneider, Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler, Jeanne Mammen, Hanna Nagel, Gerta Overbeck-Schenck, Lotte B. Prechner, Anton Räderscheidt, Kurt Querner, Christian Schad, August Sander, Josef Scharl, Rudolf Schlichter, Wilhelm Schnarrenberger, Georg Scholz, Alice Sommer, Cami Stone, Erika Streit, Ernst Thoms, Kurt Weinhold, Erik Winnertz, Dörte Clara Wolff [DODO], Richard Ziegler and Cemile Sahin