Dix and the Present
30.09.2023 - 25.02.2024
Deichtorhallen Hamburg are preparing a large-scale exhibition on Otto Dix and his continuing influence on art today. Presented in the Deichtorhallen's Hall for Contemporary Art, the show is scheduled to run from September 30, 2023 to February 25, 2024. For the first time, Dix's oeuvre from the Nazi era will be examined in the context of a comprehensive exhibition. Accordingly, the artistic impact of political censorship, conformity and political iconography with reference to contemporary art will take center stage. The artistic reception of Dix in terms of subject matter, political iconography, style as well as technical and genre-specific issues is a second focus of DIX AND THE PRESENT. The exhibition reveals the shifting cultural and social parameters in the reception of Dix's oeuvre, while at the same time showing how his work continues to hold great fascination for about fifty of the world's most renowned artists of our day - as challenge or stimulus, by means of appropriation and reinterpretation.