Hannah Höch at Whitechapel

hoechHannah Höch is one of the most fascinating figures of Weimar Berlin, not only as an avant-garde artist, but also as a reflection of social and cultural changes. She embodied the ‘New Woman’ – the idea of the modern, rational and emancipated female, that enjoyed great popularity in Germany after 1918 – while at the same time criticizing this new image of femininity in her work.

This exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, the first major show of her work in the UK, is a good opportunity to get acquainted with this Weimar icon.

>> review (The Guardian)

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