The Visual Arts in Germany
From Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer and 19th-century romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich to the expressionists of the early 20th century and the multi-faceted approach to the arts initiated by the legendary Bauhaus, Germany has an extraordinarily rich artistic tradition.
Contemporary German artists, photographers, and designers have continued to help redefine what is considered avant-garde internationally. Meanwhile, the large concentrations of German and international artists who reside in art cities such as Berlin, Cologne, and Munich have made these cities attractive locations for art and design fairs, boutique shops, galleries, and exhibition spaces.
Alongside Venice’s Biennale, the documenta of Kassel is seen as the most important, regularly occurring exhibition for modern and contemporary art in the world. The exhibition took place for the first time in 1955 thanks to the efforts of the artist and designer Arnold Bode. It has been staged first every four and now every five years since that time. Since the fifth documenta (1972), a new artistic director has been named for each documenta exhibition. The next documenta, documenta 14, takes place from June to September, 2017.documenta 14
Lost Art Internet Database
The Lost Art Database is run by the Koordinierungsstelle Magdeburg, Germany’s central office for the documentation of lost cultural property. It was set up jointly by the Government and the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany and registers cultural objects which as a result of persecution under the Nazi dictatorship and the Second World War were relocated, moved or seized, especially from Jewish owners.Lost Art Internet Database
ART COLOGNE is the world's oldest art fair for modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st century. Today's fair annually invites approximately 200 international galleries to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, prints, multiples, installations, performance and moving image art in the city of Cologne, cultural center of the Rhineland region and beyond. The origins of today's ART COLOGNE go back to the year 1967, when Cologne-based gallerists Hein Stünke and Rudolf Zwirner initiated the first Kunstmarkt Köln.ART COLOGNE