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Staatliches Museum Schwerin

Staatliches Museum Schwerin

The exhibition of Modernism is devoted to the art of the 20th century and is on show in the redesigned old building.
It opens with important works by Liebermann, Corinth and Picasso. The round tour continues with the concept of crisis and upheaval, presenting works from the time of the First World War and the time of the Weimar Republic.

The Collection of the "enfant terrible" Marcel Duchamp reveals his importance for artists then and now. His influence is reflected by works of the Schweriner collection and the Fluxus collection of the Kelter family.

Under the theme of the other portrait different artistic positions are examined. Works by Gröszer, Brüne and Wetzel are shown alongside those by Günther Uecker and Nam Jun Paik. Uecker is a main protagonist in this exhibition. His works dealing with his Mecklenburgish home are shown facing works by Schlüter, Wegehaupt and Wirkner and his more political art is facing Mattheuer, Heisig and Polke.