50 Years LBBW Collection Now or Never
Work by Elizabeth Peyton

Now or Never – 50 Years LBBW Collection

On the occasion of the LBBW Collection’s fiftieth anniversary and its long-standing cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, a selection of outstanding works from the LBBW art collection will be featured in a large special exhibition. For the first time, the entire spectrum of the collection’s holdings will be on view, from classical modern art to contemporary positions.

As a reflection of the present(s), the works open up a contemporary panorama of German history, ranging from the beginning of the twentieth century to current events and topics. Arranged chronologically, the exhibition first turns attention to the artistic gaze in the prewar period, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich. The focus continues with events and debates surrounding Germany’s division and reunification, the feminist struggle for women’s equality, the West German student movement of 1968, and the Red Army Faction’s terrorist resistance against the (West German) state. More recent artworks reflect current issues, including migration, the transfer between cultures, the ongoing digitalization and economization of our living and working environment, as well as the manipulative power of images.

Artists

On view will be works by Nevin Aladağ, Georg Baselitz, Willi Baumeister, Otto Dix, Anselm Kiefer, Josephine Meckseper, A. R. Penck, Elizabeth Peyton, Neo Rauch, Martha Rosler, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Anna Witt, and others.

Work by Otto Dix
Otto Dix, Bildnis der Tänzerin Anita Berber / Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber, 1925

LBBW Collection at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2021

Otto Dix, Bildnis der Tänzerin Anita Berber / Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber, 1925
Work by Elizabeth Peyton
Elizabeth Peyton, Craig hooded, 1997

LBBW Collection, © Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton, Craig hooded, 1997
Work by Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982

LBBW Collection, © Cindy Sherman / Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1982
Work by Thomas Struth titled West Broadway, Tribeca, New York
Thomas Struth, West Broadway, Tribeca, New York, 1978

LBBW Collection, © Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth, West Broadway, Tribeca, New York, 1978
Work by Martha Rosler
Martha Rosler, First Lady (House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home), 1967/1972

LBBW Collection, © Martha Rosler / Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin

Martha Rosler, First Lady (House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home), 1967/1972
Work by Hans Thoma
Hans Thoma, Einsamkeit (Solitude), 1906

LBBW Collection, © Photo: Archive LBBW Collection

Hans Thoma, Einsamkeit (Solitude), 1906

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