Alice Lex-Nerlinger/Oskar Nerlinger


Year: 1975 Type: Print publication Languages: German Format: 22 x 24 cm Scope: 24 p., numerous images, b/w Cooperation: Informdienst GmbH Westberlin

Alice Lex-Nerlinger/Oskar Nerlinger
(accompanying booklet)
In 1975, the Akademie der Künste of the German Democratic Republic hosted a major retrospective of the work of this artist couple. The previous year, Alice Lex-Nerlinger had donated her husband’s estate along with most of her own works to the Akademie to be studied and used for political purposes. Based on a selection from this body of around 4500 paintings, drawings, prints, and photographic works, the exhibition aimed to highlight the role of these two artists in the development of art in the GDR. The exhibition later travelled to West Berlin, where it was shown in reduced form at the nGbK. This booklet was produced by the work group Ausstellungsübernahmen (travelling exhibitions), in addition to the catalogue published by the Akademie, and focusses on the couple’s constructivist phase that lasted from the 1920s until the Nazis took power in 1933. Because funding was granted just two weeks before the opening of the exhibition, the work group had to base their booklet on a selection of texts and illustrations from the existing catalogue rather than creating one of their own.

Ed.: nGbK

Work group: Valdis J. Āboliņš, Peter Hielscher, Susanne Onken, Heidrun Schröder