Die ASSO und die revolutionäre bildende Kunst der 20er Jahre
(The Asso and the revolutionary visual arts of the 1920s)
September 28 - October 31, 1971
The exhibition was taken over from Nuremberg in 1971. There it was organized by the DKP under the heading Art as a Weapon and shown opposite the Germanisches Nationalmuseum as a counterposition to the Dürer Year celebrated there. The “Association of Revolutionary Visual Artists of Germany”, founded in 1928 and banned from 1933, brought together communist painters, graphic artists, sculptors, commercial artists, and art critics who closely linked their artistic work with the class struggle.
The exhibition was complemented by a supporting program of films, lectures, and a conference. The takeover by the Kunstverein München led to a cut in subsidies after the previous program (including Arte Povera and Eduardo Arroyo) had already been criticized.
Lectures: October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26
Introduction to a Marxist Perspective on Art, Dr. R. Hiepe
Artist and Society, Dr. Olbricht (GDR)
Culture and its Anti-imperialist Fight, Guido Zingerl
The Asso, Dr. Ulrich Kuhirt (GDR)
Political Art in the FRG – Today (discussion based on images)
Political evening: September 30, 8pm
Group “team“ - Theater K
 Catalog cover of the Munich exhibition 1971, Courtesy Kunstverein München e.V.
 Original catalog cover, Courtesy Kunstverein München e.V.
 Exhibition flyer 1971, Courtesy Kunstverein München e.V.
 Alice Lex-Nerlinger: Rich and Poor (1931)