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Ernst Wilhelm Nay Retrospective at Kunstmuseum Wiesbaden

Ernst Wilhelm Nay

16 Sep 22 — 5 Feb 23

As an artist repeatedly featured at the early editions of documenta, the German painter Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902—1968) became internationally famous after WWII. His striking visual vernacular formed a bridge between the figurative expressionism of prewar Modernism and the gestural abstraction of the postwar period.

It is the first time this important artist has ever featured in a solo exhibition at Museum Wiesbaden and, befitting the occasion, it will be a comprehensive retrospective of Nay’s broad oeuvre. On view are not only the famous Lofoten paintings, as well as the Disc and Eye Pictures, but also the Hecate and Fugal Pictures, which were created in the Rhine-Main region. The retrospective will make these creative periods — usually perceived as self-contained and homogenous — tangible as an organic, interlocking body of work spanning many decades.

Kunstmuseum Wiesbaden