Karl Hubbuch, ‘The Sweet Tooths’

Between 1918 and 1955, people in Germany were confronted with a series of historical turning points. Art and Life 1918 to 1955 at the Lenbachhaus (until Apr 16) focuses on the lives and fates of artists during the Weimar Republic under National Socialism and in the young Federal Republic of Germany. The diverse works of art tell stories of careers which were thriving and others which were temporarily disrupted or cut short, of resistance, adaptation, persecution, exile and murder. The exhibition examines contemporary events and the contexts in which artists’ lives, such as those of George Grosz, Paul Klee, Gabriele Münter and many others, were played out.