Table talk with Luther

Christian Images in an atheist world

Religious subjects in art in an atheist and authoritarian state? This paradox was a major aspect of art practice in the Democratic Republic of Germany:
Religious images were regularly taken out of the context of the church and transformed to capture the reality of communist society. This enabled symbolic, metaphorical and allegorical emphasis, thus broadening the spectrum of "Socialist Realist” imagery, while also evoking the existential problems that communist art negated.
Over one hundred works in every media present this remarkable phenomenon and its repercussions up to the present.
Table talk with Luther
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Table talk with Luther

ISBN 978-3-86678-784-1

23,00 × 28,00 cm

184 pages

128 colored and 8 b/w illustrations

Paperback, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German

by Kai Uwe Schierz and Paul Kaiser authors Peter Arlt, Eduard Beaucamp, Ulrike Bestgen, Andreas Beuchel, Axel Breinlinger, Michael Gabel, Eckhart Gillen, Richard Hüttel, Paul Kaiser, Tobias J. Knoblich, Gerd Lindner, Dorit Litt, Andreas Mädler, Cornelia Nowak, Jörk Rothamel, Kai Uwe Schierz, Jörg Sperling graphic design Gerd Haubner

Exhibition: Erfurt, „Tischgespräch mit Luther. Christliche Bilder in einer atheistischen Welt“, 21.10.2012 – 20.01.2013,  Angermuseum Erfurt