On the Eve of Catastrophe: Art in Weimar Berlin

Vasili Vassileevich Kandinsky, Untitled (Komposition) (Composition), 1922

  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

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This talk considered German visual art in the era of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. It focused on the extraordinary vibrancy of art in Berlin in the last years of the Weimar Republic and in the face of fascism. How did works of art break societal norms? How do they relate to our lives today?
This was the second of three daily consecutive events in Expressionism (cont’d), running 5–7 May andcomprising film, visual art, theatre, and music.
Date: Friday 6 May 2022
Time: 19:30–21:00
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
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Expressionism (cont'd)

Expressionism is one of the most intense and influential movements in art. Its defining characteristic is the artistic interpretation of the emotions that arise from experiencing daily realities, rather than a portrayal of the realities themselves.
Our festival Expressionism (cont'd) built on the success of Expressionism: Emotions Unchained and offered a unique integration of pivotal music, visual art, theatre, and film of this energetic and vibrant artistic era of unbounded influence. 

<p>Expressionism: Emotions Unchained, Illustration by BA (Hons) Illustration student Milly Gowan<br></p>
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