"New York has just added another outstanding museum exhibition to its autumn roster, this one at the Neue Galerie. “Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933” is an ambitious effort in a limited setting that successfully combines historical sweep, clockwork organization and an egalitarian approach to mediums.
Its nearly 350 pieces — expertly shoehorned into six themed spaces — cover the cultural ferment of the fragile Weimar Republic, as it came to be known, which was sandwiched between the end of World War I and the onset of the Third Reich and was Germany’s first attempt at full democracy.
The show is hardly definitive, yet it can feel that way because it creates such a poignant, specific view of the devastation of Hitler’s rise and rule: the array of potential cultural achievements destroyed by death, disruption and the shattering of a great city."
—The New York Times
Publisher: Neue Galerie / Prestel (2015)
Editor: Olaf Peters
Creative Director: Richard Pandiscio
Art Director: William Loccisano