Art after Chagall. The Breakthrough Century
18.09.2017 - 21.01.2018
Marc Chagall's creative breakthrough after 1911 heralded the most important century in Jewish art to date. New representations of Judaism appeared worldwide - portrayals that brought East together with West, religion with Surrealism, and folklore with the avant garde. Chagall's dreamlike, modernist depictions of Eastern European Shtetls inspired other artists, who diversified his themes utilizing new media in addition to painting: namely, photography and graphic design.
In dialog with the Kunstmuseum Basel (Chagall: The Breakthrough Years, 1911-1919), the Jewish Museum presents artists from Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Israel and the United States, whose work stands in succession to Chagall.