Princeton University Library Catalog

Art in battle / [editors, Frode Sandvik and Erik Tonning].

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Bergen : Bergen Kunstmuseum, c2015.
Description:
253 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
Art in Battle' explores a dark chapter in Norwegian and European art history. Nazism's extreme efforts to "purge" society of unwanted elements have deeply marked Western culture. Art functioned in this context as an arena for an ideological battle. In 1942-43 the exhibition Art and Non-Art was shown at the National Gallery in Oslo, and in the art associations of Trondheim, Bergen and Stavanger. In Bergen the exhibition included works from Bergen Billedgalleri (now KODE). Art and Non-Art was inspired by the official art exhibitions in Nazi Germany and was intended as an instructive comparison of "exemplary" older Norwegian art with so-called "degenerate" works. Art in Battle is in part a reconstruction of the exhibitions that were arranged by the Nazi authorities in Germany and Norway, but will also show pictures painted by German soldier artists who were stationed in Norway. Based on the artistic views and cultural politics of Nazism, Art in Battle explores the conditions for art when used in times of war. Which ideological battles are waged around art, and what values are at risk? Exhibition: Bergen Art Museum, Norway (07.9.2015-07.02.2016).
Notes:
Catalog of an exhibition held at KODE - Art Museums of Bergen, Sept. 4, 2015-Feb. 7, 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
ISBN:
  • 9788291808529
  • 829180852X
OCLC:
952181856
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