Die gesellschaftliche Wirklichkeit der Kinder in der bildenden Kunst Nachtrag zur Ausstellung

Year: 1980 Type: Print publication Languages: German Scope: 32 p., numerous images, color Cooperation: Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin

The social reality of children in fine art. Addendum to the exhibition

The UN resolution concerning the International Year of the Child in 1976 appealed for measures to alleviate the misery and suffering of millions of children, recalling that each society is responsible for raising and educating its young people. An nGbK working group picked up this issue and initiated an exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin: more than 45 museums in Germany and abroad, as well as many private collections, loaned a total of 500 works from five centuries. The organizers were looking for pictures “in which children are shown not isolated but in life contexts, in families and schools, at play, in class, and at work, suffering, abandoned, and in situations of social conflict.” This publication is a supplement to the extensive main catalogue. The 32-page booklet contains no texts, only large-format reproductions of work by artists including George Grosz, Heinrich Campendonk, Sofia Amalia Ribbing, and Hans Thoma.

Ed.: nGbK

Work group: Jula Dech, Brundhild Enkemann, Kristina Eriksson, Liselotte Ernst, Michel Gaißmayer, Antje Gerlach, Jürgen Hoffmann, Katharina (Katja) Jedermann, Wolfgang Jörg, Jutta Kunde, Sybille Patzig, Dieter Ruckhaberle, Gabi Sanft, Karl-Robert Schütze, Christiane Zieseke