The Easel

Point of No Return: East German art finally gets its moment

Events have not been kind to artists from the former East Germany. After reunification, key cultural posts went mostly to West Germans who assumed that artists from the East were producing socialist realism schlock. In fact, work of that period is diverse and strong. A curator advocates “synthesising the history of East German art into German art history [without] politicization and devaluation”. More images are here.