post-title Jim Avignon | The Remains Of The Night | Köppe Contemporary | 07.09.-12.10.2018

Jim Avignon | The Remains Of The Night | Köppe Contemporary | 07.09.-12.10.2018

Jim Avignon | The Remains Of The Night | Köppe Contemporary | 07.09.-12.10.2018

Jim Avignon | The Remains Of The Night | Köppe Contemporary | 07.09.-12.10.2018

until 12.10. | #2118ARTatBerlin | Köppe Contemporary shows from 7th September 2018 the exhibition “The Remains Of The Night – Review of the twenties and their dramatic end” by the artist Jim Avignon.

At the Galerie Köppe, Jim Avignon will, of course, in the typically subversive “Jim Avignon style”, dedicate a theme that goes from the twenties of the last century to the present. He will quote artists such as Otto Dix, Max Beckmann and George Grosz, among others, with selected works from the period, but also return to the question of whether there are certain parallels between that epoch and our present.
Jim Avignon will face themes such as the salon culture of today’s club culture and nightlife. But topics such as gentrification and right-wing (then as now) should also be included.

ART at Berlin – Courtesy of Koeppe Contemporary – Jim Avignon – Die Stunde des OpportunistenJim Avignon – Die Stunde des Opportunisten

The Golden Twenties or the period from 1924 to 1929, stood in Berlin for a completely new attitude to life. Cosmopolitanism and internationality, Dreigroschenoper (Threepenny Opera), Bubikopf (Bob), Josephine Baker, Dada, Bauhaus architecture, outstanding sports competitions, dance amusements, a booming nightlife with bars, clubs and amusements of all kinds – these are just a few of the keywords that exemplify the spirit of the time in the metropolis.

The New Objectivity with its hard realism was the characteristic art trend of this time. Berlin artists such as George Grosz and Otto Dix reacted with this illusory harre-realistic and objective style as well as with satirical means to the big city experience Berlin.
They always threw a focus on the escalating class struggles and political upheavals that changed social conditions – and finally paved the way for National Socialism.
Art at Berlin – Courtesy of Koeppe Contemporary – Jim Avignon – Remains Of The Night
Jim Avignon – Remains Of The Night 
Radically, they thwarted the ignorance of a cynical capitalism and a hedoistic bourgeois society that ignored in its ecstatically increased reality of life and in eccentric preoccupation with itself, that the Republic was headed for its end and World War II.
Art at Berlin – Courtesy of Koeppe Contemporary – Jim Avignon – KarriereleiterJim Avignon – Karriereleiter

 

Vernissage: Thursday, 6th September 2018, 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Exhibition period: Friday, 7th September to Friday, 12th October 2018

Zu Köppe Contemporary

 

Image caption cover image: Jim Avignon – Remains Of The Night

Exhibition Jim Avignon – The Remains Of The Night – Köppe Contemporary | Contemporary Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin

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