Triennial of Photography Hamburg BREAKING POINT. June – September 2018


on roots, heritage and learning from the past 
- Breaking Point 1918

Curated by Sebastian Lux, Lothar Altringer, Jens Bove and Adelheid Komenda

This exhibition will be shown at the Altonaer Museum from 8 June to 13 August 2018.

Martin Munkacsi: Der kategorische Imperativ, Berlin 1931
Martin Munkacsi: Der kategorische Imperativ, Berlin 1931

The eventful years of the Weimar Republic were not only characterised by what was happening in politics and society but also by changes in fashion and dance, technology and industry. Photography accompanied the young republic through all its developments, shifting as a medium and reinventing itself technically, thematically and aesthetically. In the Altonaer Museum, the exhibition approaches this era through four key topics: “Revolution and Republic”, “From slow-foxtrot to grotesque dance”, “Fashion in the Golden Twenties”, and “From New Objectivity to New Vision” providing us with impressions of events and movements in the years between 1918 and 1933.

Put together especially for the Triennial of Photography, this selection of images complemented by loans from ullstein bild Berlin gives us a preview of the full-scale exhibition entitled “Photography in the Weimar Republic 1918-1933” which will be displayed in the LVR LandesMuseum Bonn in 2019. Aspects of local history from life during the Weimar period will be presented in groups of works from the archives of the Altonaer Museum.