The exhibition from 23.10.2022 till 26.03.2023 at the Barlach Kunstmuseum Wedel is dedicated to the so-called "Neuen Wilden", the young generation of German artists who revived figurative painting in the early 1980s. Expression instead of intellect, pictoriality and narrative instead of minimalism – in the works of the "Neuen Wilden" one can sense a departure into the spheres of individual feeling and self-expression.
The original leitmotif of the Kunstsammlung der Berliner Volksbank has always been "Pictures of people - pictures for people". As the main lender of this exhibition, it presents numerous positions of the "Neuen Wilden", which form an ideal fund for the works of a generation of artists whose success story has meanwhile become an art-historical myth.
Among others, works by Elvira Bach, Luciano CasteIli, Christa Dichgans, Hartwig Ebersbach, Rainer Fetting, FRANEK, Dieter Hacker, Martin Heinig, Thomas Hornemann, Karl-Horst Hödicke, Brian Kelly, Bernd Koberling, Markus Lüpertz, Helmut Middendorf, A.R. Penck, Barbara Quandt, Salomé and Bernd Zimmer are represented.