Zwischen Fahrrad und Fließband – absolut modern sein
Culture technique in Frankreich 1889-1937
Between bicycle and production line – being absolutely modern. Culture technique in France 1889-1937
The catalogue for the exhibition of the same name that took place in the spring of 1986 at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin deals with the ways technology and art influenced each other from the time of the Belle Époque to that of the Front populaire. In their foreword, Ingo Kolboom and Hans Joachim Neyer write: “The Eiffel Tower, the bicycle and the production line become more than just technical constructions. Between the two World’s Fairs in Paris in 1889 and 1937, everyday life and culture changed, merging to form ‘une culture technique’.” Technical achievements are juxtaposed and linked with the three main currents of the artistic avant-garde in Europe at the time—Cubism, Futurism, and Suprematism: Citroën and Francis Picabia, the Eiffel Tower and Robert Delaunay, electrocardiography and Étienne-Jules Marey are just a few of the countless examples presented with images and explanatory text in this extensive publication.
Work group: Christoph Asendorf, Günther Burrichter, Renate Flagmeier, Margret Kampmeyer, Lore Kleiber, Ingo Kolboom, Joachim Krause, Hans Joachim Neyer, Benno Schnatz, Rolf Senn, Liselotte Steinbrügge, Sabine Vogel
With contributions by: Christoph Asendorf, Günther Burrichter, Renate Flagmeier, Gisèle Freund, Bettina Grosse, Adelheid Haas, Peter Hinrichs, Rosi Huhn, Margret Kampmeyer, Lore Kleiber, Ingo Kolboom, Christina Mareske, Hans Joachim Neyer, Roland Platte, Rolf Senn, Liselotte Steinbrügge, Sabine Vogel et al.