Why?, before 1935
gelatin silver print, 38.5 x 28.9 cm (15 3/16 x 11 3/8)
Moravská galerie, Brno
The story of photography's phenomenal success in Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Austria during a time of tremendous social and political upheaval is presented in the first survey ever done on this subject. Drawn from several dozen American and international collections, this exhibition is unprecedented in its scope with approximately 150 photographs, books, and illustrated magazines that explore such topics as photomontage and war, gender identity, life and leisure in the modern metropolis, and the spread of surrealism. Recognized masters such as László Moholy-Nagy and Hannah Höch are included with about 100 lesser-known but historically important contemporaries, such as Karel Teige, Kazimierz Podsadecki, Károly Escher, and Trude Fleischmann.
Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Sponsor: Sponsored by the Central Bank of Hungary
The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Trellis Fund
Additional support has been provided by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation, and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.
The exhibition catalogue is published with the assistance of The Getty Foundation
Schedule: National Gallery of Art, West Building, June 10–September 3, 2007; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 12, 2007–January 13, 2008; The Milwaukee Art Museum, February 9–May 4, 2008; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, June 7–August 31, 2008
Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.
On view in the National Gallery's West Building, Ground Floor, Inner Tier