Hannah Hoch: Collages
Organised by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart and Goethe Institute
Mon 11 Jan – Sat 6 Feb 1988
Hannah Hoch (1889-1978) occupies a significant position in German art for her contribution to Dada and for her pioneering role in the development of collage as an art form. Her collages are more correctly termed photomontages – made from photographs and pictures cut from books, newspapers, magazines and posters. These assemblages of ready-made materials lend a semblance of reality to something entirely unreal. A contemporary of Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters in the 1920s, Hoch continued to interrogate this way of producing images into the 1970s, creating images that are bizarre, witty and disturbing.