Art of the Rhineland now and then
"Coming Home" is not only intended to be the title for the first exhibition presentation in our home town at **Art Düsseldorf**, but also to pay tribute to the importance that the Rhineland has played in the production of internationally renowned art over the last hundred years.
Important works by modern artists such as **Hans Arp, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Wilhelm Lehmbruck** and the Rhenish expressionists **August and Helmuth Macke, Heinrich Nauen** and **Walther Ophey** represent the avant-garde art movements before the Second World War, all of which had their nucleus in the Rhineland.
The great artists of the **ZERO** group stand for the pioneering energy that the end of the Second World War unleashed at the academies in Cologne and Düsseldorf. In interesting double presentations, teacher-pupil relationships such as **Gotthard Graubner** and **Katharina Grosse, Karl Otto Goetz** and **Gerhard Richter** as well as **Ewald Mataré** and Joseph Beuys are introduced. The Düsseldorf School of Photography, which has received great recognition from museums around the world, is represented by a typology of water towers by **Bernd and Hilla Becher** as well as major works by their students **Axel Hütte, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff** and **Jörg Sasse**.
Important individual works by major masters of the post-war period and the present such as **Tony Cragg, Katharina Fritsch, Konrad Klapheck, Karin Kneffel, Imi Knoebel** and **Ernst Wilhelm Nay** complement the already rich presentation of historically outstanding art created in the Rhineland between 1920 and 2020.