The exhibition runs from 14 October 2016 - 26 March 2017.
melvin edwards and jiro takamatsu in ‘postwar: art between the pacific and the atlantic 1945-1965’, haus der kunst, munich, germany
14 October 2016
Melvin Edwards and Jiro Takamatsu have work included in ‘Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic', an exhibition that examines the vibrant and turbulent postwar period, demonstrating how artists responded to the traumas of the Holocaust, the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; how the two political blocs of the Cold War exploited the arts and created competition between realism and abstraction, and how displacement and migration produced new cosmopolitan contexts across the world. The postwar period also marked the end of European colonial systems; the rise of nation-building, decolonisation and liberation movements; the partition of countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; as well as the civil rights movement in the United States.