New objectivity at the Center Pompidou

Organized according to the categories created by August Sander for his 20th century people project, the “New Objectivity” exhibition (11 May – 5 September) at the Center Pompidou, brings together some 900 works in many different media. Capturing the full breadth of the Neue Sachlichkeit movement, exhibits range from photographs by Albert Renger-Patzch in the series Die Welt Ist Schön (The world is beautiful) to music by Ernst Krenek and Paul Hindemith. The exhibition also includes some of Otto Dix’s best-known portraits, such as Portrait of the dancer Anita Berber (1925) and Portrait of journalist Sylvia von Harden (1926).

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Portrait of journalist Sylvia von Harden (1926), Otto Dix. Photo: Center Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Audrey Laurans/Dist. NMR-GP; © Adagp, Paris, 2022

Sekretärin beim Westdeutschen Rundfunk in Cologne (1931), August Sander. © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archives, Cologne/Adagp, Paris, 2022

self-portrait (vs. 1931), Heinrich Hoerle. Courtesy of the Bröhan Design Foundation, Berlin

Geistesarbeiter of the proletariats (Else Schuler, Tristan Rémy, Franz Wilhelm Seiwert, Gerd Arntz) (vs. 1925), August Sander. © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archives, Cologne/Adagp, Paris, 2022