Otto Dix, Reclining Woman on a Leopard Skin 1927
Now Booking Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933

Until 15 October 2017

Free entry for Members

Otto Dix, Reclining Woman on a Leopard Skin 1927 © DACS 2017. Collection of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University. Gift of Samuel A. Berger; 55.031.

Starting with the Treaty of Versailles, this exhibition tells the story of the Weimar Republic

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Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933 presents the faces of Germany between the two world wars told through the eyes of painter Otto Dix (1891–1969) and photographer August Sander (1876–1964) - two artists whose works document the radical extremes of the country in this period.

Featuring more than 300 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, Portraying a Nation combines two exhibitions: Otto Dix: The Evil Eye, which includes paintings and works on paper that explore Dix’s harshly realistic depictions of German society and brutality of war, and ARTIST ROOMS: August Sander, which presents photographs from Sander’s best known series People of the Twentieth Century, his attempt to document the German people. In painting and photography, these works from a pivotal point in the country’s history reflect both the glamour and the misery of Weimar Republic.

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August Sander, Secretary at West German Radio in Cologne 1931, printed 1992

August Sander, Secretary at West German Radio in Cologne 1931, printed 1992 © Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2017

Otto Dix, Self-Portrait with Easel 1926

Otto Dix, Self-Portrait with Easel 1926 © DACS 2017. Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum Düren. Photo: Peter Hinschläger.

August Sander, Beggar 1926, printed 1990

August Sander, Beggar 1926, printed 1990 © Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2017

August Sander, Nun 1921, printed 1990

August Sander, Nun 1921, printed 1990 © Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2017

August Sander, The Painter Otto Dix and his Wife Martha 1925-6, printed 1991

August Sander, The Painter Otto Dix and his Wife Martha 1925-6, printed 1991 © Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2017 

August Sander, Police Officer 1925, printed 1990

August Sander, Police Officer 1925, printed 1990 © Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2017

Otto Dix, Assault Troops Advance under Gas 1924

Otto Dix, Assault Troops Advance under Gas 1924 © DACS 2017. Image: Otto Dix Stiftung

August Sander, Turkish Mousetrap Salesman 1924-30

August Sander, Turkish Mousetrap Salesman 1924-30, printed 1990 © Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2017

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Please be aware that this exhibition contains some graphic imagery that may not be suitable for all our visitors.

Venue

Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool
L3 4BB
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Dates

23 June – 15 October 2017

Pricing

£12 FREE for Members

Free for Tate Members
Adult £12 (with donation £13.20)
Concession £10 (with donation £11)
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Under 12s go free (up to four under 12s per parent or guardian)

Free for LJMU, Liverpool Hope, University of Liverpool and Edge Hill students and staff. Please bring I.D.

Free for under 26s every Monday throughout August 2017

Tate Liverpool welcomes school visits Monday to Friday. Entrance to the special exhibition is priced at £6 per pupil.

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