Portraying a nation: Germany 1919-1933

Exhibition June 23 − October 15, 2017
Tate Liverpool presents the exhibition "Portraying a nation: Germany 1919-1933". This project is dedicated to the era of the doomed Weimar Republic, the attempt to introduce democracy, taken after it failed for Germany and the war ended with the arrival of the national socialists to power.

The exhibition shows people in the interwar period Germany, as they were seen by the painter Otto Dix and photographer August sander. They both reflect on the radical changes and unrest in the country, show various social phenomena during the Weimar Republic from a thriving culture cabaret to severe poverty and civil uprisings.

The people in the photographs sander – for the most part the epitome of correctness, rigor and pedantry. In contrast, the work of Dix influenced by the fact that this time, I think the era of decadence. Contradiction? Two sides of the same coin.

Anyway, the works of both artists reflect the era truthfully, allowing you to understand how people lived at that time.

More than 300 paintings, photographs and prints force the viewer to think about the cruelty of war, society in the period of the Weimar Republic, the economic and political turmoil of the years 1919-1933. Visitors will be able to "find yourself" in this period, to feel it and "get to know" the people who lived from June 23 until October 15.