60 Years – 60 Works
Art from the Federal Republic of Germany, 1949 – 2009

April 1 –  June 2, 2009
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

This year the Federal Republic of Germany is commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the ratification of its constitution. On the occasion of this jubilee, the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin is showing from May 1 to June 14 the exhibition SIXTY YEARS. SIXTY WORKS. Art from the Federal Republic of Germany. Sixty significant works of painting, sculpture, photography and installation created since 1949 will be presented. Chancellor Angela Merkel will inaugurate the exhibition on April 30, 2009.

The exhibition SIXTY YEARS. SIXTY WORKS strikes a balance in recounting the history of the Republic with examples of aesthetic developments in the visual arts. Each one of the 60 works stands for itself allowing a vivid experience of the time in which it was created. As orientation for the visitors a time line will recall actual political and social events that impacted each of the six decades in a decisive way.

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Works will be presented by influential German artists such as: Georg Baselitz, Willi Baumeister, Joseph Beuys, Andreas Gursky, Rebecca Horn, Jörg Immendorff, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Kippenberger, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Albert Oehlen, Sigmar Polke, Neo Rauch, Gerhard Richter and Günther Uecker.