After the outbreak of World War II, Mexico developed into a new center of the surrealist avant-garde. It was only here that many women artists found the freedom to reinvent themselves.
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Welcome to the West Coast! L.A. was discovered as an art metropolis in the 1960s. Hundreds of galleries opened and a new generation of artists started competing with the New York scene.
Many women artists had animal dream creatures as alter egos. And with them, they regained a piece of their freedom.
What happens when the instruments are swapped in an orchestra? And how do animals react to pieces of music? Annika Kahr’s video works explore the diverse possibilities of sounds.
More than any other artist of his time, Richard Jackson has focused his attention on the radical expansion of painting. The Schirn is presenting a selection of his “Rooms” for the first time in an exhibition.
How women surrealists (de)constructed gender and by doing so defied the fetishization of female beauty.
Hannah Ryggen admired the Mexican murals not only because of their powerful visual language. The revolutionary Muralists also created politically explosive works of art.
Before her last large retrospective opened at the MoMA in New York, Lee Krasner died. Today, her outstanding estate is managed in the heart of Chelsea.
Bring on the new decade: An overview of our fantastic exhibition program.
It took some years until Lee Krasner earned her well-deserved attention. But then she received a huge commission for a mural in Manhattan.
Video artist Mikhail Karikis explores how sound and the human voice strengthen the sense of community.
On these Afghan rugs, tradition and craft meet the wars and conflicts of today – and exert their very own fascination between works of art, souvenirs and pieces of furniture.
Long before Lee Krasner met Jackson Pollock, she shared an apartment with her partner Igor Pantuhoff in a rugged area of Chelsea. On their former rooftop you can still feel a strong connection to the artist.
Not another another roast? These artist cookbooks provide you with fresh inspiration – from Frida Kahlo’s wedding menu to Jackson Pollock’s apple cake and Olafur Eliasson’s sustainable farm-to-table cuisine.
2020 is going to be fantastic: The Schirn dedicates a first-time, major survey exhibition to the female contribution to Surrealism.