How do you design an exhibition for an artists’ association as disparate as “Das Junge Rheinland”? How do you present 400 artists, graphic designers, sculptors, craftsmen and architects, not to mention actors and poets, to a museum audience? Should works by all members of the society be shown, or should the show limit itself to the example of a number of well-known protagonists, such as Adolf Uzarski or Gert Heinrich Wollheim? These are all questions facing Kay Heymer, curator of the exhibition “Zu schön, um wahr zu sein” – Das Junge Rheinland at Düsseldorf’s Museum Kunstpalast. A cardboard model is to help with the task at hand.
Prof. Dr. Andrea von Hülsen-Esch
Gisela Graichen und Peter Prestel