Max Ernst (1891–1976) and photography? Ernst is one of the most important artists of Dadaism and Surrealism, who alienates the everyday in his cross-border works and combines dreams and reality. He repeatedly broke with artistic conventions and experimented with new techniques. However, he was not a photographer.
For the first time, the special exhibition looks for points of contact between his work and photography. These can be direct, as in the photo collages, but often they are indirect and serve to conceal. A representative selection of prominent but also lesser-known works by Max Ernst from the Würth Collection forms the core of the exhibition. These are placed in the context of contemporary and historical references and supplemented with works from the art library, the copper engraving cabinet and the National Gallery as well as from other collections.
A special exhibition by the Art Library – Berlin State Museums and the Würth Collection