25 Dec-10 Feb. The German Historical Museum presents an exhibition of work by 113 artists from 28 European countries. Organisers say it is the first attempt to assess art since 1945 in a pan-European context without the usual ideological and political divisions associated with the Cold War.
Transcending geographical boundaries, the exhibition highlights Europe's communal democratic and social origins. Visitors to the exhibition will be presented with questions relating to the role played by politics, the state and society in helping people to live out their lives, as well as examining themes including reason, utopia, consumerism, force, sustainability and self-knowledge.
It includes work by artists such as Fernand Léger, Damien Hirst, Richard Hamilton, Boris Mikhailov, Niki de Saint Phalle, Gerhard Richter, Aurora Reinhard, Christo, Arman, Mario Merz, Maria Lassnig, Eric Bulatov and Carlfriedrich Claus.
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30th Council of Europe Art Exhibition: The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945
German Historical Museum, Unter den Linden 2, tel. +49(0)30203040.