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Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in Histories of the Visual and Performing Arts

Pamela M. Potter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520282346
eISBN:
9780520957961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282346.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

One thinks of the arts in Nazi Germany as struggling in an oppressive system, yet evidence has repeatedly shown that conditions were far more favorable than we assume. Potter conducts a ... More


The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right

Paul B. Jaskot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678242
eISBN:
9781452948225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678242.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Who was responsible for the crimes of the Nazis? Party leaders and members? Rank-and-file soldiers and bureaucrats? Ordinary Germans? This question looms over German disputes about the past like few ... More


The Will to Power as Art: The Third Reich

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0012
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on the path to the totalitarian total work in Germany. It discusses Benjamin’s views on the Fascist aestheticization of politics, which has its origins in Nietzsche and ... More


Political History and Postwar German Art

Paul B. Jaskot

in The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678242
eISBN:
9781452948225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678242.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introductory chapter summarizes the argument concerning the variable political receptions of the criminal past that occurred in the Federal Republic since 1945, and addresses the question: in an ... More


National Socialists and Art: Becoming the Perpetrator

Paul B. Jaskot

in The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678242
eISBN:
9781452948225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678242.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter presents an overview of German political history that describes the characteristics of the Nazi perpetrators. It addresses the question: what range of actions did postwar audiences label ... More


The Aesthetics of Administration: Heimrad Bäcker’s transcript

Patrick Greaney

in Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687343
eISBN:
9781452949116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687343.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter is concerned with Heimrad Bäcker’s use of documentation, isolation, quotation, and abbreviation—a method he dubbed as “concretion” because of its association with concrete poetry. This ... More


Gerhard Richter and the Advent of the Nazi Past: The Persistence of the Perpetrator

Paul B. Jaskot

in The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678242
eISBN:
9781452948225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678242.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter presents an expanded definition of the perpetrator in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and questions how it came to govern political reactions during the Nazi period in the postwar ... More


Anselm Kiefer and the Ascendance of Helmut Kohl: The Changing Perception of the Perpetrator

Paul B. Jaskot

in The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678242
eISBN:
9781452948225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678242.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines Anselm Kiefer’s works that address the changing terms of debate, and shows the relationships of art to politics and politicians to culture. By understanding the shifts in ... More


Daniel Libeskind and the Neo-Nazi Specter: The Resurgence of the Perpetrator

Paul B. Jaskot

in The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678242
eISBN:
9781452948225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678242.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses the pre-1989 history of the Berlin Jewish Museum. The meaning assigned to this structure by the government, the architect, and the local community was defined predominantly in ... More


The Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds and Local Politics: The Historicized Perpetrator

Paul B. Jaskot

in The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678242
eISBN:
9781452948225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678242.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter analyzes the regional center of Nuremberg and its architectural remnants from the Nazi period until today. It shows the variability of political debates about the past within both ... More


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