After Dada: Marta Hegemann and the Cologne Avant-Garde by Dorothy RoweAfter Dada: Marta Hegemann and the Cologne Avant-Garde by Dorothy Rowe

After Dada: Marta Hegemann and the Cologne Avant-Garde

byDorothy Rowe

Hardcover | November 30, 2013

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What happened in 1920s Cologne "after Dada"? Whilst most standard accounts of Cologne Dada simply stop with Max Ernst's departure from the city for a new life as a surrealist in Paris, this book reveals the untold stories of the Cologne avant-garde that prospered after Dada but whose legacieshave been largely forgotten or neglected. It focuses on the little known Magical Realist painter Marta Hegemann (1894-1970). By re-inserting her into the histories of avant-garde modernism, a fuller picture of the gendered networks of artistic and cultural exchange within Weimar Germany can berevealed. This book challenges orthodox interpretations of the Cologne avant-garde by demonstrating the existence of a continued active and vibrant avant-garde artistic culture in the city "after Dada" in which women artists, critics, dealers and collectors played a major role. After Dada: Marta Hegemann and the Cologne avant-garde is an important addition to research on Weimar visual culture and will be invaluable to students and specialists in the field.
Dorothy Rowe is Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Bristol.
Title:After Dada: Marta Hegemann and the Cologne Avant-GardeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.49 × 6.81 × 0.91 inPublished:November 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0719090075

ISBN - 13:9780719090073


Table of Contents

Prologue: A Not So Still LifeIntroduction1. Dada and Stupid: ‘Art is the Legacy of those left behind’2. Marta Hegemann between Heaven and Hell 3. The Lonely Couple: Hegemann and Räderscheidt as ‘Künstlerehepaar’4. Dilettantes Arise! Networks of the Cologne Avant-GardeConclusionBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

"...her wide-ranging analyses of the work of Hegemann and her circle clearly demonstrate that in this instance, orthodox approaches to categorization and classification have led to a host of misconstructions and misrepre-sentations. As such, Dorothy Rowe's After Dada provides both a worthyappraisal of a neglected artist and a thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of structures of cultural exchange within the Weimar Republic's avant-garde." --THE KURT SCHWITTERS SOCIETY NEWSLETTER: May 2014