n. pl. cor·po·ra (-pr-)
1. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
2. A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
3. The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
//Reviews of art. Art and language. Art and the body.
Friday, 28 February 2014
Review of Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation at the British Museum
Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation From the Duerckheim Collection The British Museum, London 6 February – 31 August 2014
After the war, both in England, but
also in Germany, people struggled to re-establish their identities. Many men
felt emasculated, and many women wanted to maintain the responsibilities and
“freedom” they had acquired during their husbands’ absence at war. In Germany, this
adjustment to a changed situation was coupled with a complex and long drawn out
coming to terms with the guilt of the past, or Kriegsbewältigung. In addition, for many, any sense of national
identity was lost because of the division of the country into East and West.